Honda BR-V Picture Gallery - Exclusive From Japan
We drove Honda India’s next big upcoming offering for our market - the BR-V in Twin Ring Motegi Circuit, Japan. The Japanese automaker will be entering the rising compact SUV segment of the country with the BR-V in coming months. This said, the interesting bit is that, unlike its competitors, BR-V is a proper seven-seater. Hyundai recently launched its competitor in the country - Creta and is doing extremely well, the Korean automaker retails nearly 7K+ units of the compact SUV monthly. By the time it is launched, Renault Duster will also receive a facelift along with mechanical upgrades. Expect similar scene on the Duster’s clone - Nissan Terrano. As it is a seven-seater, it will also compete with Mahindra Scorpio (second generation launched this year) and the updated 2015 Tata Safari.
It's True: Honda BR-V Coming Next Year
Honda BRV will make its public debut at the upcoming 2016 Indian Auto Expo and the launch is expected soon after it. The engine options are confirmed, it will be powered by the 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol and the 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel. Speaking of the transmission, 6-speed manual will be standard on both petrol and diesel while it will also get Honda’s new CVT transmission with the petrol. Our first drive review will be uploaded soon, meanwhile take a look at the detailed Honda BRV images that features three-row seating. Let us roll!
The vehicle is said to be riding on Brio’s platform, however, unlike Brio’s clan (Amaze, Mobilio) - BR-V features a fresh new face. The fascia borrows cues from Honda’s international SUV lineup - CR-V and HR-V.
BR-V also features all-around plastic cladding with dual-tone front and rear bumpers to accentuate its SUV stance.
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It is only the side profile which reminds you of the Mobilio, the front and rear doors looks almost identical to the MPV, they are probably a straight lift. Notice the similar window kink as of the Mobilio.
The headlamps are sleek in profile and are swept back, looks in-line with the CR-V/HR-V. The unit features projector lamp (low beam) along with high beam halogen lamp.
Honda BR-V features wrap-around connected taillamps featuring LEDs. Notice, the boot loading lip is very low, handy for loading luggage, similar to that of the Mobilio.
The outside rear view mirror is borrowed from the Jazz/City featuring LED side repeaters.
The BRV rides on 195/60 cross-section R16 tyres featuring twin-five-spoke diamond cut alloy wheels.
The vehicle rides on a monocoque platform, the spare wheel is placed below the trunk and is accessible from outside.
Honda did not borrow the dashboard from Brio/Amaze/Mobilio instead the dash is borrowed from City/Jazz with subtle changes. And that's a good thing!
Honda has cleverly designed the dashboard, certainly will keep the prices in check. It features an all-black theme with contrasting silver accents. Although, the dashboard is borrowed from City/Jazz, the steering wheel is lifted from Brio/Amaze/Mobilio along with the central tunnel (see the image below).
Door pads and cabin fitments are similar to that of the Brio/Amaze/Mobilio (see below - third-row bottle and mobile holder exactly like the Mobilio)
The instrumentation cluster looks premium with a larger MID (Multi-Information Display) screen, borrowed from the City.
Although, it is sharing the dashboard design with City and Jazz, but unlike their touch panel climate control, BR-V features buttons for the HVAC unit. Notice, the manual recirculation knob looks old school considering the price it will fall into.
The second row is very spacious similar to that of the Mobilio in terms of leg room and it folds up to increase the cargo area. The second row offers 60:40 split while the third row offers 50:50 split.
The loading bay is fairly decent even when all the three rows are upright; the loading lip is low.
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