September 21, 2016 – Launched on May 5, 2016, the Honda BRV Compact SUV has received decent response from buyers in the country. The SUV had registered over 10,000 bookings in India till July 2016 and currently commands a waiting period of around 2-3 months. Honda Cars India has silently increased the prices of its entire lineup in the market including its latest offering – BRV. Launched at Rs 8.75 lakh – 12.90 lakh, the new SUV sees an increase of Rs 14,000.
The SUV is now priced at Rs 8.88 lakh for the base petrol variant and Rs 9.99 lakh for the base diesel model, while the top-end petrol and diesel variants are priced at Rs 12.13 lakh and Rs 13.04 lakh, respectively. Despite price hike, the BRV undercuts the prices of its closest rivals Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta. Also Read: Honda BR-V Review – India’s First 7-Seater Compact SUV
It is available in two engine options – a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. A six-speed manual gearbox driving the power to front wheels come as standard while a CVT automatic with first-in-segment paddle shifters is available in petrol version only. The diesel version is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 21.9kmpl, while the gasoline unit delivers 15.4kmpl (MT) and 16kmpl (AT). Talking about features, the range-topping variant gets automatic climate control, Bluetooth telephony and audio streaming, push button start, multi-functional steering wheel, 16-inch alloys and LED light guides.
Interestingly, anti-lock braking system (ABS) comes as standard only in the BRV diesel and from mid-range petrol variants onwards, while the dual airbag protection is standard across the range. The Honda BRV offers best-in-class ground clearance of 210mm, and boot space of 691-litres (third row folded). Also Read: Honda HR-V – Launch Details, Estimated Prices, Specifications and Pictures
Here is everything you want to know about Honda BRV in 10 quick points
1. Honda BRV Price in India
|Variants||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|E i-VTEC Petrol||Rs 8.88 lakh|
|S i-VTEC Petrol||Rs 9.99 lakh|
|V i-VTEC Petrol||Rs 11.04 lakh|
|VX i-VTEC Petrol||Rs 11.98 lakh|
|V i-VTEC Petrol Automatic||Rs 12.13 lakh|
|E i-DTEC Diesel||Rs 9.99 lakh|
|S i-DTEC Diesel||Rs 11.12 lakh|
|V i-DTEC Diesel||Rs 11.99 lakh|
|VX i-DTEC Diesel||Rs 13.04 lakh|
The Honda BRV petrol is priced in the range of Rs 8.88 lakh to Rs 12.13 lakh, while the diesel version is tagged at Rs 9.99 lakh for base variant and Rs 13.04 lakh for the top-end model. All the prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.
Honda BR-V Booking Status
Honda Cars India has received 10,000 booking for its first seven-seater compact SUV so far.
Honda BR-V Waiting Period
One must note that such impressive booking numbers result in a long waiting period. Reports suggest that the Honda BRV, currently, has a waiting period over 2 months.
2. Honda BRV Engine & Transmission
The Honda BRV 7 Seater SUV is available with both petrol and diesel fuel options. Powering the petrol version of the SUV is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 118bhp at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. On the other hand, the oil burner is a fuel efficient 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit that also powers the Honda City. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 98.6bhp and a peak torque of 200Nm.
The petrol engine, with Zig-zag piston coating pattern and CCS (cooling control spacer) and two “advanced transmissions” – a new 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic with first-in-segment paddle shifters -, is claimed to offer a smoother acceleration and better driving performance. In order to achieve high fuel efficiency, Honda has increased its gear ratio range, and reduced the friction and frame weight.
3. Honda BRV Specifications
|1.5-liter i-VTEC Petrol||118bhp and 145 Nm|
|1.5-litre i-DTEC Diesel||98.6bhp and 200Nm|
|Transmission||New 6-speed Manual and CVT with paddle shifters (first-in-segment)|
4. Honda BRV Mileage
|1.5-litre Petrol||15.4kmpl (MT) & 16kmpl (AT)|
|1.5-litre Diesel||21.9kmpl (Best-in-segment)|
Also Read: Upcoming Honda Cars in India
5. Honda BRV Features
|BRV E||BR-V S (+E Features)||BR-V V (+S Features)||BR-V VX (+V Features)|
|Reclining 2nd row seats||2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth||Multi-Information Display||Leather Upholstery|
|Flexible boot configuration||Automatic air-conditioning||Keyless Entry & Go||Heat absorbing windscreen|
|Dual airbags||Steering mounted audio controls||Armrest for 2nd row of seats||Chrome side protectors|
|ABS||Height adjustable driver seat||Vanity mirror for driver|
|Projector Headlamps||Rear AC vents||Alloy wheels|
|Roof Rails||Recline & slide function (2nd row seats)||Electrically adjustable ORVMs|
|Eco Lamp||Electrically adjustable ORVMs||Fog lamps with chrome bezels|
|LED tail light guides||Rear Defogger||CVT automatic gearbox with paddle shifters|
6. Honda BRV Colours
The Honda BRV is available in 3 metallic shades – Alabaster Silver Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic – along with Taffeta White, White Orchid Pearl and Carnelian Red Pearl colours.
7. Honda BRV Dimensions
|Length||4,453mm – 4,456mm|
|Kerb Weight||1199kg – 1306kg|
|Turning Radius||5.3m (petrol) & 5.5m (diesel)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42-litres|
|Seating Capacity||7 Passengers|
|Boot Space||223-litres (All 3-Row Up), 691-litres (3rd Row Folded)|
Available in 7 seat configuration, the Honda BRV is the longest SUV in its league. The vehicle measures 4,453mm in length, 1,735mm in width and 1,666mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,662mm. The segment leading 210mm of ground clearance ensures hazzle free driving experience even on rugged Indian terrains. With all 3-row in position, the SUV offers a boot space of 223-litres which can be extended up to 691-litres by folding 3rd row seats.
Unveiled at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo, the Honda BRV is the third product developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co Ltd. (HRAP) in Thailand. In India, the new Honda compact SUV is being produced at the carmaker‘s Tapukara, Rajasthan based plant. Initially, the company aims to produce around 36,000 units of the vehicle on annual basis. As a reminder, the Honda BRV first broke cover as a concept at the 2015 GIIAS and IIMS in Indonesia.
8. Honda BRV Exterior
The Honda BRV follows the ‘Active Solid Motion’ design philosophy, and has a “tough and solid” body-built. With bold stance and a high ground clearance, the compact SUV offers a commanding road presence. As far as the styling is concerned, Honda’s new compact SUV seems inspired from the Mobilio MPV. Design highlights include black projector headlights, plastic body cladding on the wheel arches, skid plates, plastic underbody protection and roof rails. The side profile of the car looks pretty decent with pronounced character lines, chromed door handles and bespoke diamond finish 16-inch alloy wheels with 195/60 tyres.
The rear profile has a sporty appeal, courtesy of LED taillights with C-shaped graphics, and plastic body protection as seen on its front fascia. The compact SUV from Honda comes in a total of 6 colour schemes – Taffeta White, White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic. Honda’s 7-seater compact SUV is significantly longer, wider and taller than its closest rivals i.e. the Creta and the Duster. The Honda BRV measures 4,453mm – 4,455mm in length, 1,735mm in width and 1,666mm in height. While the wheelbase of 2,662mm offers a generous cabin space, the high ground clearance of 210mm (best-in-class) ensures that it handles all sorts of Indian roads.
9. Honda BRV Interior
The interior of the Honda BRV is more upmarket than the Mobilio MPV and the Amaze compact sedan. It gets an all-new interior design with premium material quality. The car has a seven-seats layout with three-row seating arrangement (2+3+2). The rear air conditioner is placed between the first and second row seats. With a long wheelbase, the BRV offers the most spacious cabin in its segment. The BRV has versatile 3 row interiors – 1st row with driver seat height adjuster, driver and passenger seat slide, 2nd row with 60:40 split seats, slide and recline, one touch tumble seats and 3rd row with 50:50 split seats back, seat recline and complete seat fold for extra luggage space. All 3 rows have adjustable headrests.
Based on ‘Man Maximum Machine Minimum’ design philosophy, the Honda BRV promises maximum space, kneeroom and high head room for the occupants. Features like leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, leather gear knob and leather door armrests add more to its premium appeal. Besides a spacious and premium cabin, the Honda BRV also offers several comfort and connectivity features such as a multi-information display, Bluetooth telephony and audio streaming, push button start, steering-mounted audio buttons, centre console with piano black finish, automatic climate control, etc.
The Honda BRV ensures passengers’ safety with anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD), dual front airbags, hill start assist and vehicle stability assist (VSA). One must note that the aforementioned features vary variant-wise.
10. Honda BRV Rivals
Honda BRV Other Details
Front – McPherson Strut Coil Spring
Rear – Torsion Beam Coil Spring
Front – Disc
Rear – Drum
Front & Rear – 195/60 R16