As the launch date of the Honda BR-V comes close, more and more details of the crossover seem to surface on the web. We had earlier brought to you a report that said the BR-V would be launched on 6th May, roughly a week from now. Now, as the media drive for the BR-V takes place, some crucial details of the crossover have been revealed.
The BR-V will be available with 2 power plants, a 1.5 litre petrol engine as well as a 1.5 litre diesel engine. The 4 cylinder petrol engine, with a displacement of 1497 cc, is tuned to produce a power output of 119 PS at 6600 rpm while the peak torque of 145 Nm comes up at 4000 rpm. The latter, a 4 cylinder diesel engine, with a displacement of 1498 cc, is tuned to produce 100 PS of power at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm.
Power will be sent to the front wheels with the help of a 6 speed manual transmission as standard while a CVT gearbox will come as an optional feature for the petrol trim. Steering mounted paddle shifters will be available with the automatic transmission and is said to be a first in its segment. According to sources, the fuel economy will stand at 15.4 kmpl, 16 kmpl and 22 kmpl for the petrol manual, petrol automatic and diesel manual variants respectively.
Coming to the interiors, what seems to be a disappointment for some potential customers would be the lack of a touch-screen infotainment system. Other features on the BR-V will include steering mounted controls, automatic climate control, start-stop button and electrically foldable ORVM’s. The boot space is said to be massive and can swallow bags to the tune of 691 litres. Safety features such as dual airbags are set to come as a standard feature across the model range while ABS while be standard only on the diesel trim.
Once launched, the BR-V will rival the Maruti S-Cross, Nissan Terrano, Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. Bookings for the BR-V have already begun for a price of Rs.21,000 and deliveries are scheduled to take place from May 5th onwards.