After being previewed at the ongoing, 32nd Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok, the Honda BR-V “active sport crossover” has been officially launched in Indonesia, with prices starting from IDR 226.5 million (INR 10.93 lakh).
Four variants of the BR-V are on offer, all of them drawing power from a 1.5-liter SOHC, 4-cylinder, 16-valve i-VTEC petrol engine that delivers 117 hp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 146 Nm at 4,700 rpm. The engine, which is also compatible with E85 fuel, is mated to a either Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), or a 5-speed manual transmission.
Official Honda BR-V price list (all prices on-road, Jakarta):
- Honda BR-V S MT – IDR 226,500,000 (INR 10.93 lakh)
- Honda BR-V E MT – IDR 236,500,000 (INR 11.42 lakh)
- Honda BR-V E CVT – IDR 246,500,000 (INR 11.90)
- Honda BR-V E Prestige CVT – IDR 261,500,000 (INR 12.63 lakh)
The all-new Honda BR-V measures 4,455mm in length, 1,735mm in width and 1,650mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,660mm, which make it significantly longer than both the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. Exterior highlights include projector headlights with LED Position Lamp, LED tail lights in C shape design, and new 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels with 195/60 tires. Read – Honda BR-V Design Review: Image gallery and all you need to know
The interior design features a cabin with two seating styles designed for versatile uses: seven seats in three rows with multi-adjustable functions, and five seats in two row configuration with a utility space behind. The second row seats come with a 60:40 split that fully tumble down, while the usable third row, featuring a 50:50 split, can be folded flat. The BR-V will feature a touch-screen equipped infotainment system and touch enabled HVAC controls.
It is also equipped with an automatic air-conditioning system and rear-passenger air vents between front and second row. Standard safety systems include dual SRS airbag, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HAS). The Honda BR-V is confirmed to be launched in India by Q2 2016, but with different power-train options and more features.