2021 Honda BR-V vs Old Model – Specs, Features Comparison!

Here is the comparison between the newly launched 2021 Honda BR-V in the international market with the old version sold in India. The old model was discontinued after BS6 laws came into effect. Now, the trend of SUVs is on the rise again. The 7-seat mid-size SUV has recently seen a ton of new entries. This includes the likes of MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, Mahindra XUV700 and Hyundai Alcazar to name a few. Honda would not want to miss out on this opportunity and might bring this 2021 Honda BR-V to India after its launch in Indonesia. If and when that happens, let us see what to expect from this model compared to the one that was sold in India.

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2021 Honda BR-V Comparison

2021 Honda BR-V vs Old BR-V – Specs Comparison

Specifications2021 Honda BR-VOld Honda BR-V
Engine1.5L Petrol;1.5L Petrol;
1.5L Diesel
Transmission6-speed manual;
6-speed manual
Power121 PS121 PS (P) / 100 PS (D)
Torque145 Nm145 Nm / 200 Nm

As is clear from the table above, the main point of difference between the two generations of the BR-V is the lack of diesel offering in the latest model. The i-VTEC petrol engine remains the same in both models and also delivers the same power and torque output. The options of manual and automatic gearboxes also remain the same. The 100 PS and 200 Nm diesel unit has been discontinued.

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Features Comparison

While the old Honda BR-V also came with a ton of features, the 2021 model is equipped with even more modern tech. This includes things like a 7-inch Digital Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4.2-inch TFT Display Instrument Cluster, Connected Car Tech Features, ADAS Features like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam Features, Smart Key and much more. This is definitely a generational upgrade compared to the previous-gen model.

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Design Comparison

While the older version of the BR-V was essentially a stretched-out avatar of the WR-V, the 2021 Honda BR-V is based on the N7X concept. There are a lot of changes in the design like a broad front grille with horizontal slats, upright bonnet, LED DRLs integrated into the headlamp and grille, sleek headlamp design, sporty skid plate, traditional fog lamp setup, stylish alloy wheel design, sharp and sober side profile with simple creases and more. The design is clearly a departure from the last model but stays in line with the overall design language of Honda. It will be interesting to see if Honda decides to bring this BR-V to India.

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