September 21, 2016- The Honda BR-V small SUV has received a price hike. The Honda BR-V will now cost up to Rs. 14,000 more. While its base petrol model now costs Rs 8.88 lakh, the base Diesel is priced at Rs 9.99 lakh. The top-end petrol and Diesel models are priced at Rs 12.13 lakh and Rs 13.04 lakh respectively. The Honda BR-V has so far failed to make a huge impact on the sales of Hyundai Creta. However, the BR-V is many folds more successful than its donor vehicle- the Mobilio. This ‘Bold Runabout Vehicle’ (BRV) from Honda Cars India also rivals the Maruti S-Cross, Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta. You can book a BR-V for an amount of INR 21,000. Read on for Honda BRV India Prices, Specifications, Features and details.
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The BRV made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016. It maybe noted that Honda was initially expected to bring the HR-V small SUV to India. However, these plans were dropped in favour of BR-V, which is based on the Brio hatchback. The Honda BRV made a debut in its concept form at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2015 (GIIAS 2015). Soon thereafter, this Honda Brio-based compact SUV was showcased at the Auto Expo and the Honda BRV India Launch took place at an official event in New Delhi on May-5, 2016. You can contact your nearest Honda Cars India dealer for details on the test drive. The new Honda BRV went on sale in a price range of INR 8.75 lakh – INR 12.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
This Brio-based Compact SUV has been priced in the range of INR 8.7-12.90 lakhs. This means that the BRV costs more than the Mobilio and almost as much as the City. Honda isn’t exactly known for aggressive pricing, as evident from the prices mentioned below. Here’s the full Honda BR-V price list –
|Variants||Mileage (ARAI-tested)||Price in India (ex-showroom)|
|Honda BRV E iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol||16 kpl||Rs 8.88 Lakh||Rs 9.40 Lakh|
|Honda BRV S iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol||16 kpl||Rs 9.99 Lakh||Rs 10.58 Lakh|
|Honda BRV V iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol||16 kpl||Rs 11.04 Lakh||Rs 11.69 Lakh|
|Honda BRV VX iVTEC Manual Transmission Petrol||16 kpl||Rs 11.98 Lakh||Rs 12.68 Lakh|
|Honda BRV V iVTEC CVT Automatic Petrol||15.4 kpl||Rs 12.13 Lakh||Rs 12.84 Lakh|
|Honda BRV E iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel||21.9 kpl||Rs 9.99 Lakh||Rs 10.58 Lakh|
|Honda BRV S iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel||21.9 kpl||Rs 11.12 Lakh||Rs 11.78 Lakh|
|Honda BRV V iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel||21.9 kpl||Rs 11.99 Lakh||Rs 12.70 Lakh|
|Honda BRV VX iDTEC Manual Transmission Diesel||21.9 kpl||Rs 13.04 Lakh||Rs 13.81 Lakh|
|Hyundai Creta||Mahindra Scorpio||Tata Safari Storme|
|Rs 9.16-14.43 Lakh||Rs 9.33-15.05 Lakh||Rs 10.37-15.21 Lakh|
|Toyota Innova Crysta||Renault Duster||Renault Lodgy Stepway|
|Rs 13.83-20.78 Lakh||Rs 8.47-13.57 Lakh||Rs 11.99-12.29 Lakh|
|Mahindra TUV300||Nissan Terrano||Maruti S-Cross|
|Rs 7.37-9.64 Lakh||Rs 9.99-13.84 Lakh||Rs 8.03-12.03 Lakh|
You can book a BR-V for INR 21,000.
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Compared to its rivals, the Renault Duster and the Hyundai Creta, the BRV, even after the price hike, is slightly cheaper. However, it misses out on some features, too. In India, the Honda BR-V is on sale with two engines- 1.5-litre iVTEC Petrol and 1.5-litre iDTEC Diesel. Both the engines come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Additionally, the Petrol engine also gets a CVT automatic with paddle shifters. The Honda BRV Diesel offers a best-in-class mileage of 21.9kmpl (ARAI). Mileage of Honda BR-V Petrol is 15.4 kmpl (MT) and 16 kmpl (AT). The BR-V gets features like automatic climate control, push button start, Bluetooth, 16-inch alloy wheels and LED light guides. The Honda BRV comes with a best-in-class ground clearance of 210 mm. It has a maximum boot space of 691-litres.
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These engines come mated to 6-speed manual transmission and the petrol version, much like the new Honda Jazz, get a CVT automatic along with paddle shifters. Fuel mileage is also class leading at around 21.9 kpl for the 1.5-litre diesel model of the Brio compact SUV. The BRV will get three rows of seats and hence, will be capable of ferrying 7 passengers. This would hand it a big advantage over the competition. The car rides on 16-inch alloy wheels that are shod with 195/60 spec tires. The BRV is 4,456 mm long and measures 1,666 mm in height. It has a ground clearance of 201 mm. Here’s the full Honda BRV India Specs list –
|Engine||1.5-litre iVTEC Petrol/1.5-litre iDTEC Diesel|
|Max. Power||117 BHP/100 BHP|
|Peak Torque||145 Nm/200 Nm|
|Transmission||6-Speed Manual, CVT Automatic/6-Speed Manual|
|Tyre Size||195/60 R16|
|Ground Clearance||201 mm|
|Dimensions (LWB)||4456 mm X 1735 mm X 1666 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 Litres|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Strut|
|Rear Suspension||H-Shape Torsion Beam|
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As we have been saying, the new Honda BR-V Diesel shares its engine with the Amaze, City. For the BR-V, this 1.5-litre iDTEC engine offers a fuel mileage of 21.9 kpl. However, this is an ARAI-rated figure and real-world mileage could be around 16-17 kpl for the Diesel model. The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine offers an ARAI-tested fuel mileage of 16 kpl for the manual transmission model and 15.4 kpl for the automatic CVT. Here’s a comparison of the Honda BR-V mileage with that of the Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta.
|Honda BR-V||16 kpl (MT), 15.4 kpl (AT)||21.9 kpl|
|Hyundai Creta||15.29 kpl (MT/AT),||21.38 kpl (1.4 MT), 19.67 kpl (1.6 MT), 17.07 kpl (1.6 AT)|
|Renault Duster||13.6 kpl (MT)||17.89 kpl (MT)), 19.6 kpl (AT)|
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The Honda Amaze isn’t exactly the most feature rich package in its class, and that is also the case with the Honda BRV in India. Here’s the Honda BRV India variant-wise features list-
Honda BR-V E Features: The entry-level trim gets –
Honda BR-V S Features: In addition to the above, the S trim also gets-
Honda BR-V V Features: In addition to the above, the V trim gets-
Honda BR-V VX Features:
The design of the Honda Brio compact SUV is based on the carmaker’s ‘XCITING H DESIGN!!!’ philosophy. Basically, all this means is that the BRV boasts of a bold design that features ample usage of chrome and some interesting surface treatments. The car gets projector headlamps, a suitably high ground clearance, side body cladding and silver roof rails. Worth a mention here is that the rear-end looks strikingly similar to the China-spec HR-V. While the BR-V looks attractive from the front, the side and the rear is a bit too van-like and is reminiscent of the Mobilio.
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Unlike the Amaze and the Mobilio, the BRV doesn’t get the Brio’s dashboard. Instead, it features a more stylish Jazz-like unit. While the steering wheel does come from the Mobilio, the BRV gets a new instrument panel and City-like aircon vents. Its dashboard design is identical to the Amaze facelift‘s and will also be seen in the upcoming Brio facelift. The design of the Honda Brio compact SUV has taken many hints from the Honda XS-1 vision concept pictured below. Also, the upcoming compact SUV closely resembles the Mobilio MPV, especially when viewed from certain angles and has proportions which are a mix of MPV and SUV.
Honda BRV Walk-around Video Review
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