Honda BR-V pre-launch media & marketing activities to take place in April

31/03/2016 - 14:52 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

The Honda BR-V is based on the Brio's platform.

Honda Cars India is gearing up for its next launch, the Honda BR-V, which is anticipated to go on sale in May 2016. The company has lined up initial media activities (journalist test drives) towards the end of April 2016.

Honda BR-V Modulo front three quarter at the 2016 BIMS
The Honda BR-V will be powered by 1.5L petrol and diesel engines in India.

Details about the BR-V, including its powertrain options for the Indian market, will be revealed in the coming weeks. The 7-seat crossover is expected to be powered by 1.5-liter petrol and diesel engines. The latter, using the EarthDreams i-DTEC technology, is expected to develop 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque, and will be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

In the Indonesian market, the 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine develops 120 PS and 145 Nm of torque, and is paired to a new 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT. There were reports of Honda Cars India choosing to introduce the 6-speed manual on the petrol BR-V, though the exact specifications should be clear in the coming weeks.

Honda BR-V interior at the 2016 BIMS
The 7-seat BR-V will target offerings like Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Mahindra Scorpio.

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The BR-V is based on the same platform as the Honda Brio. On the outside, it gets projector headlights with LED light guides, diamond-cut alloy wheels, roof rails and skid plates and a rear spoiler. The dashboard of the BR-V is identical to the recently-launched Honda Amaze facelift. ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, steering-mounted controls, automatic climate control, and an integrated Bluetooth-enabled music system will be part of the kit.

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