Honda is preparing to debut its new subcompact crossover SUV, the Honda BR-V, in India in the near future. The BR-V stands for Bold Runabout Vehicle and is designed for Asian markets by Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co. Ltd. (HRAP) in Thailand. It stands tall with a high ground clearance and broader front and rear tracks and is based on the Mobilio or expanded Brio platform. The upcoming Honda BR-V is intended to provide a big and comfortable cabin for seven passengers, as well as a powerful and economical engine and a slew of modern technologies. Here are some major specs and features of the new Honda BR-V that you should be aware of.
Upcoming Honda BR-V Dimensions, Ground Clearance, Boot Space, and Tyre Size
The Honda BR-V measures 4456 mm in length, 1735 mm in width, and 1666 mm in height. It features a 2662 mm wheelbase and a 210 mm ground clearance. The BR-V has a spacious boot with a capacity of 223 litres that can be increased to 691 litres by folding the third-row seats.
|Ground Clearance||210 mm|
|Boot Space||223 – 691 litres|
|Tyre Size||195/60 R16|
Upcoming Honda BR-V Engine and Performance
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The Honda BR-V has two engine choices: a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol engine generates 117.3 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque, while the diesel engine generates 98.6 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol engine is available with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable gearbox (CVT), whilst the diesel engine is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine returns 15.4 kmpl for manual variants and 16 kmpl for CVT variants, while the diesel engine returns 21.9 kmpl for all models.
|Petrol||117.3 bhp||145 Nm||Manual/CVT||15.4/16 kmpl|
|Diesel||98.6 bhp||200 Nm||Manual||21.9 kmpl|
New Honda BR-V Expected Launch Date and Price in India
The Honda BR-V will be available in India by the end of this year or early next year. The BR-V is projected to cost between Rs. 9.61 and Rs. 13.90 lakh. In the Indian market, the BR-V will compete with subcompact SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Tata Punch, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and Mahindra XUV300.
The Honda BR-V is an intriguing car that blends the utility of an MPV with the look and performance of an SUV. It is suitable for individuals seeking a spacious, comfortable, powerful, and efficient family vehicle capable of handling tough roads and terrains. With its distinctive style, innovative technologies, and low pricing, the BR-V is sure to captivate many automobile fans who like cars and bikes.