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Honda BR-V To Make Way For HR-V In India In 2019

Modified On May 14, 2019 07:35 AM By Jagdev Kalsi for Honda BRV

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The HR-V will be a 5-seater SUV, unlike the Mobilio-based (Mobilio is discontinued) BR-V that can seat seven

  • BR-V is the only Honda car based on last-gen Amaze platform that’s still on sale in India.

  • BR-V facelift revealed overseas is not being considered for India.

  • HR-V shouldn’t be considered a BR-V successor; it’s a more premium 5-seat compact SUV.

  • HR-V won’t be bigger than BR-V, but will be longer than Creta.

  • Will be launched with BS 6 engines.

  • Launch expected in Q4 2019 (Oct - Dec).

India spec BR-V

Sources in the know have informed CarDekho that Honda is set to replace the Mobilio-based BR-V, priced squarely against compact SUVs like the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster, with the HR-V. The second-gen HR-V, which is already available overseas, is a 5-seater compact SUV and was first introduced in Japan in 2013 as Honda Vezel. It received a facelift in 2018 and like the Civic, Honda will introduce the HR-V facelift in India.

The Honda BR-V was launched in India in 2016. It is a more rugged-looking and better equipped version of the now discontinued Mobilio MPV. Both the Mobilio and BR-V are based on the first-gen Amaze sedan, which was replaced in 2018 with a new model. The BR-V has received a facelift in 2019, but Honda is unlikely to update the model in India.

Honda has developed a new platform for the second-gen Amaze and since BR-V is currently the only model that is based on the old Amaze’s platform (and is not too popular too, with average monthly sales of sub-500 units for the last six months), its exit is not surprising.

Despite the advantage of extra pair of seats over rivals like the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster, the BR-V is not as popular in India. The reason for that could be its MPV-like exterior design, something that the HR-V can address. In terms of dimensions, the BR-V is bigger than the HR-V. When compared against its primary rivals in India, the HR-V turns out to be longer than both the Creta and Duster, but at the same time, it’s also narrower than both its rivals.

 

Honda HR-V facelift (UK spec)

Honda BR-V

Honda City

Length

4334mm

4456mm

4440mm

Width

1772mm

1735mm

1695mm

Height

1605mm

1666mm

1495mm

Wheelbase

2610mm

2662mm

2600mm

 

Honda HR-V facelift (UK-spec)

Hyundai Creta

Renault Duster

Length

4334mm

4270mm

4315mm

Width

1772mm

1780mm

1822mm

Height

1605mm

1665mm

1695mm

Wheelbase

2610mm

2590mm

2673mm

The current Honda HR-V is based on the same platform as the City and Jazz, but it should not be confused with the WR-V, which is also based on the same platform. While the WR-V is essentially a rugged-looking Jazz, the HR-V is a standalone model on this platform.

Since it shares its platform with the City, the HR-V’s powertrains should be shared in India. We expect Honda to introduce only BS 6 engines on the HR-V when it is launched later in 2019. The carmaker had earlier told CarDekho that all of its existing engines will be upgraded to meet BS 6 norms, so expect both 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines to power the HR-V. It is important to note that the HR-V also comes with a hybrid powertrain and 1.8-litre petrol engine overseas.

The HR-V is amongst Honda’s global nameplates and is also known as the Honda Vezel in some markets. More importantly, it is generously equipped in foreign markets and we expect its India version to be equipped well enough to take on its rivals. In the UK, for example, the HR-V can be had with automatic Civic-like LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, cruise control, paddle shifters with automatic transmission, automatic air conditioner, leather upholstery, 8-way powered driver seat, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, multiple (front, side and curtain) airbags and Honda LaneWatch camera as well as a panoramic sunroof.

Honda HR-V cabin

In terms of product development, reliable sources have informed CarDekho that the company had begun shortlisting vendors for the HR-V in 2018 itself, and the launch will happen in the last quarter of 2019. Expect prices to start from around Rs 10 lakh and top out at around Rs 16 lakh.

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mohd saquib
Jul 16, 2019 6:52:40 AM

Is honda brv going be to discontinued or replaced by hrv in q4 2019??

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    ma kader
    Apr 30, 2019 2:52:20 AM

    Any car without an automatic transmission is not worth for the price, what we pay in India. Can Honda sell WRV or BRV with out automatic transmission anywhere except in India or Africa ? Will anybody buy a "Bajaj Chethak" now.? Car makers taking un due advantage of the ignorance of a large number of Indian customers without providing the basic need like automatic transmission, which assumes added significance in Indian road conditions. Also they made automatic tranmission prohibitively expensive, introducing only in the top end models available in AMT/AT/CVT.

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      ajay kumar
      Apr 29, 2019 12:26:45 PM

      I have Honda Brv, for all most 3 years, and covered 106000 km (delhi to Gurgaon) in busy traffic, and its giving me a 18 km average, and on highway even more then 21km, with comfortable ride, fully satisfied with that car, thanks to Honda.

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      arvind arora
      Apr 29, 2019 6:39:33 PM

      I also want to purchase it.but the Interior is so old & cheap. I have honda city 2011.the same steering mounted controls is on the brv. new car old interior. I am not interested in the brv. if they facelift much much better then consider. Otherwise go with creta; harrier ; upcoming MG ; kia .

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        cardekho
        Apr 30, 2019 9:33:48 AM

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          cardekho
          Apr 30, 2019 9:44:08 AM

          Arvind Arora The sales of the current BR-V in India have been on a downward spiral and the facelift could give it another lease of life. However, with the new BSVI emission norms coming into effect next year, Honda might choose to bring in the newer HR-V as a replacement in India.

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