The much awaited compact SUV from Honda has been finally launched in the Indian market. The Honda BR-V is priced from INR9.18 Lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai) for the petrol version and the diesel powered BR-V starts from INR 10.38 Lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). It was launched in India through two different events that took place in Delhi and then in Mumbai. Following the two-day launch event, the folks at Honda have released the first ever television commercial of their compact SUV.
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The car-maker is promoting the all new Honda BR-V as a go-getter vehicle and uses the ‘Let the hunt begin’ tagline. It shows the compact SUV in the mildest on and off-road action with their drivers taking it through rains and tough terrains. The video is too short to explain anything about the new Honda vehicle, but nothing to worry; click here for our in-depth review of the Honda BR-V
The Honda BR-V is based on the Mobilio platform and will roll out in petrol and diesel version as well. A 16-Valve, 4-Cylinder 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine will perform the duties for the petrol variant and deliver 119 PS at 6,600 rpm and a max torque of 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm. The petrol unit will be offered with a 6-speed manual transmission or a newly developed and also a first-in-class Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). To make things more attractive Honda has offered the CVT with sports car inspired paddle switches located just behind the steering spoke. Claimed fuel efficiency figure of the manual and the CVT variant is claimed to be at 15.4 kmpl and 16 kmpl respectively. the diesel 1.5 L i-DTEC unit will do the duties along with a 6-speed Manual Transmission tied onto it. The power output will be at 100PS made at 3600rpm and 200Nm of peak torque will be generated 1,750 rpm. The fuel economy by diesel power is said to be of 21.9kmpl.
Here is the TVC by Honda showing the BR-V in action, have a look!