Honda Car India is all set to enter into the growing compact SUV segment with its Honda BR-V crossover. Scheduled to be unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Motor Show, the BR-V will compete against the likes of the Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Hyundai Creta and the Maruti S-Cross. Here we compiled a list of most frequently asked question about the car.
1. What is the Ground Clearance of Honda BR-V aka Brio SUV?
Ans: Measuring 4,455mm in length, the compact SUV is claimed to have over 200mm of ground clearance which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian road conditions.
2. Which Engine Oil is best for Honda BR-V SUV?
Ans: The compact SUV is available with two engine options – 1.5-litre i-VTEC and 1.5-litre i-DTEC. The recommended engine oil for the powetrains is 5W40 synthetic oil, but one can also opt for 10W-30 Honda mineral oil.
3. Tell me the suitable Tyre pressure for Honda BR-V/Brio SUV?
Ans: The flared wheel arches of the SUV have been fitted to 16-inch alloy wheels. The suitable tyre pressure for tyres of this size is 32-36PSI.
4. Is Honda BR-V SUV available through CSD (Canteen Stores Department) Canteen? What is the CSD price of BR-V/Brio SUV?
Ans: Honda is currently offering its entire lineup through CSD outlets. Upon its launch, the Brio SUV will also be offered at CSD (Canteen Stores Department) and CPC canteens. One can save sales tax exemption by purchasing the SUV through CSD, which reduces the price of the SUV considerably. Buyers can save between 10-12 per cent on CSD purchase compared to market value.
5. Tell me the Dimensions of Honda BR-V SUV?
Ans: The SUV is 4,455mm long, 1,735mm wide and 1,650mm tall, and it comes with a large wheelbase of 2,660mm.
6. What is the top speed and pick-up (acceleration) of Honda BR-V/Brio SUV?
Ans: The crossover is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. While the petrol version crosses 0-100kmph in less than 10 seconds, the oil burner takes about 12 seconds to reach 0-100kmph. The car has a top-speed of about 160kmph.
7. What is Honda BR-V’s Fuel Tank Capacity?
Ans: The compact SUV comes with a large fuel tank with around 50-55-litres of capacity.
8. What is the Boot Space (luggage carrying capacity) of the Honda BR-V SUV?
Ans: The compact SUV measures 4,455mm in length, and it is expected that the SUV will offer around 500-litres of boot space which can be increased by folding the third row seats.
9. What is the Warranty Period/Time with Honda BR-V SUV?
Ans: Honda Cars India is offering a standard warranty of 2 years and 40,000km whichever is earlier on its entire range, and the same would be expected with the BR-V. One can also extend the warranty by one or two years at nominal amount.
10. Tell me about Honda BR-V SUV’s music system?
Ans: The compact SUV is likely to get an Advanced Integrated Touchscreen Audio Visual Navigation system that features a large 15.7cm touchscreen. This touchscreen serves as a display for satellite-based voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, and complete in-car entertainment, convenience and connectivity features (DVD/CD Playback, Bluetooth, USB, AUX, i-POD, MP3, FM/ AM, Rear Camera Display with Guidelines).
11. Is Honda BR-V available with leather seat covers?
Ans: Yes, the top-end variants of the SUV is likely to get leather seats; however, the entry-level variants will get fabric upholstery for seats.
12: What is the tyre size of Honda BR-V?
Ans: The compact SUV comes with 16-inch alloy wheels shod with 195/60 R16 tires.
13. What is the Power & Torque of Honda BR-V/Brio SUV?
Ans: The SUV will be offered with two engine options – a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. While the former is good for 120bhp of power and 145Nm of torque, the oil burner produces 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque.
14.Could you please tell me about Honda BR-V’s waiting period?
Ans: The compact SUV is likely to go on sale by the early next year. It is expected to be manufactured at the company’s Rajasthan based plant, and is likely to carry a waiting period of about 1-2 months.
15: What all safety features are offered in the Honda BR-V?
Ans: The compact SUV is equipped with a range of advanced safety and security features including Dual SRS front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist), Hill Launch Assist, Engine Immobilizer, etc..
16. Does Honda BR-V have ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) & Airbags?
Ans: Yes, the SUV is equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and Dual SRS front airbags as standard safety feature.
17. IS LPG & CNG version of the Honda BR-V is available in India?
Ans: No, the compact SUV will only be offered with petrol and diesel fuel options. While the petrol unit is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC, the oil burner is a 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor.
18. What is Honda BR-V’s real mileage in City and on Highways?
Ans: The compact SUV will come with two engine options – 1.5-litre i-VTEC and 1.5-litre i-DTEC. While the petrol model is expected to return about 14kmpl in city and 17kmpl on highways, the diesel model is likely to deliver around 20kmpl in city traffic and 23kmpl on freeways.
19. Does Honda BR-V have an Automatic model?
Ans: Yes, it will come equipped with a CVT automatic transmission. The petrol engine 1.5L i-VTEC is paired to a CVT gearbox which sends the power to the front wheels f the SUV.
20: What all gearbox options are available in Honda BR-V/Brio SUV?
Ans: Transmission options for the Brio SUV include a five-speed manual (petrol), a CVT gearbox (petrol) and a six-speed manual gearbox (diesel).
21: Tell me about Honda BR-V’s total seats?
Ans: The compact SUV offers a comfortable seat for seven adults in 2+3+2 layout. Based on Honda’s “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” philosophy, the SUV offers a spacious cabin with good headroom, legroom and shoulder space for all three rows.
22: Is Honda BR-V is available with automatic air conditioning?
Ans: Yes, the range-topping models are equipped with automatic air conditioning, while the lower end variants get manual air conditioning.
23: Is Honda Brio SUV aka BR-V offered with Alloy wheels?
Ans: Yes, the SUV is available with alloy wheels. The wheel arches of the car have been fitted to 16-inch alloys.
24: Tell me about Honda BR-V’s parking sensors and camera?
Ans: The compact SUV is equipped with reverse parking sensors and reversing camera, and a 15cm touchscreen act as a display for the reverse camera.