It is safe to say that Honda has some ambitious plans for Indian market and the 2016 BR-V is an important part of them. In any case, this car sticks out from the crowd in a number of ways, as befitting a company with over 1 million customers in the country. An offshoot of CR-V, this utility vehicle designed and built for Indian conditions specifically really has its work cut out for it. In any case, here is what it will be like.
Honda BR-V 2016 Release Date
The 2016 Honda BR-V should reach showrooms in India by the end of the year – most likely the latter half.
Honda BRV Price
As for the price, the exact figures are still a mystery, although it has a stiff competition so the price range is sort of predetermined. In other words, the 2016 Honda BR-V is going to start around 900,000 rupees for the base version. Translated into dollars, that is roughly $13,000 – of course, any additional equipment will drive the price even higher.
The exterior of the BR-V features an aggressive, sporty vibe. The front fascia is dominated by the narrow radiator grille with a chrome insert on top as well as the round fog lights on the corners. Most of the modern vehicles have their front fascias modeled after a human face, and the face of this one is a mustachioed man, which is a nice irony, all things considered. The bodyline is slightly curved upwards as you go down. The fenders have been given a redesign, and with the new wheel arches it almost looks like an SUV of sorts. Perhaps it was Honda’s intention to take a shot at India’s crossover market as well?
2016 Honda BR-V Interior
On the inside, there is very little to go on, but given that this is a compact crossover meant to take anything up to seven passengers and is meant for the Indian market, the materials should not be too classy, although that does not mean they’ll be unappealing. Plastic and soft cloth mostly, with optional leather. The 7-inch display will handle all the infotainment needs as well as the optional navigation, while the rest will be covered via a smaller LCD display. The dashboard will have to be redesigned and moved in order to make way for the passenger space and the instrument cluster will probably feature fewer elements and a simpler design. All in all, small and practical are the key words. Unfortunately, when it comes to rear seats, “small” seems to be the prominent word, so don’t expect too much space.
2016 Honda BR-V Specs
Under the hood of the new 2016 Honda BR-V, there is a 1.5 L four-cylinder engine with 117 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. Another option is the diesel version, in the form of a 1.5 L diesel engine with 99 ponies and 147 pound-feet of torque. At least the fuel consumption is better. The transmission is either a CVT or a 5-speed manual. Otherwise, this car is not expected to make history, so performances probably won’t be that impressive.