Japanese automobile maker Honda was working on the next version of the SUV that was named CR-V. Now, the company is going to introduce a new SUV with the model name BR-V. The company has also disclosed the official sketch of the upcoming SUV. Now, the company has formally pulled off the covers over the production version at the Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show 2015.
The firm has also opened bookings for this Utility Vehicle and its deliveries are estimated to start at early 2016. Even before its disclosure, its images have been leaked online, which created a buzz across the automobile industry. The Indian bound model is most likely to get a twist and it will carry a new appeal. The images are out online and some auto portals have also posted the images of its interiors, which explains that this BR-V is going to be a seven seating car. It is highly unlikely that this four-wheeler will be launched in the sub 4-meter segment. Hence, it is going to compete with the likes of Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano, Mahindra Scorpio and Tata Safari Storme. Its launch in India is slated in 2016, meanwhile here is a review on this SUV:
Based on the available images online, the car looks pretty attractive. At the front of this car, it has a chrome-designed grille along with Honda’s emblem placed in the center. There are sleek headlamp clusters with great improvements and they have chrome. It also seems to have projector beams on the front lamps that have improved visibility. The front side of the body is colored and it is integrated into the overall look. It also has a wide air intake section allowing vehicle’s engine cooling. The lower side of the bumper has matte silver faux skid plate.
The side section of this vehicle resembles many MPV models. It has rear roof lines raise towards the car’s rear. This beast presents a strong ground clearance of more than 200 mm. It also has 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels that add to its charm. It has LED incorporated tail lamp sections that are interconnected in a thin strip. Overall, it is a beast of a ride.
Inside the BR-V, the vehicle has a sound ergonomic design. This is similar to the designs found on the Honda Jazz and City. This 7-seating capacity car has a 3 row seating system for optimized space usage. The upholstery on this car gives out a beautiful experience. It has a 50:50 third row seat that allows the passengers to conveniently store items. There are AC vents for all the rows that enable good circulation for the occupants. The seats are sure to be covered in fine upholstery. At the front, the driver gets the benefit of a stylish steering wheel with the company’s emblem at the center. The vehicle may also house a touch screen AV system for the entertainment requirements of its passengers. It also has an advanced infotainment system. It may also have a USB port and Aux-in option that allow occupants to integrate their devices with the system.
This vehicle will most likely house a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that comprises of 4 cylinders. A 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is also expected, since there is a huge demand for these power plants. These engines are popular in most brands but they might undergo some modifications for improved power output. They are supposed to come along with a six speed manual transmission, and some sources claim that a CVT gearbox is also available. The vehicle’s mileage is expected to carry around 18 to 25 kmpl depending on the engine type. The i-VTEC petrol motor expected to power the machine gives a power of 119bhp at 6600rpm, along with a torque of 145Nm at 4600rpm. Coming to the 1.5-litre i-DTEC mill, it is expected to produce a power of 99bhp at 3600rpm, along with a torque of 200Nm at 1750Nm.
The Honda BR-V is an ultimate machine that has beautiful specs and features. If the aforementioned is true, it is sure to boost sales of the brand. The vehicle has a great exterior format and its looks are mind blowing. The vehicle has a reasonably good fuel economy and is expected to carry a modest price tag. The vehicle seems to have plenty of space inside and is spacious enough for 7 passengers. On the downside, this vehicle, based on its size, might have performance issues. The vehicle has a little chrome on the outside, but it would be great if there were more chrome.