Honda Cars India ltd (HCIL) unveiled the BR-V compact SUV and the new Accord sedan at the Auto Expo 2016. Both the vehicles are scheduled to be launched later this year.
The BR-V compact SUV comes with seven seats in three rows and is equipped with rear passenger air vents between the front and second row seats. BR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder 16-valve i-VTEC petrol engine that delivers 117bhp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 145Nm at 4,700 rpm, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A new continuously variable transmission (CVT) variant is also available. The India-spec model is expected to come with the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine that is employed in most diesel cars offered by Honda in India.
Honda's premium sedan, the Accord is re-entering India this year after a short hiatus. The ninth generation of Honda Accord will be offered in 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and 3.5-litre V6 engine options in the country. Both the options will be available with a five-speed automatic and manual transmission. The sedan comes with a newly-designed front end that includes new headlight and grille. The taillight clusters comes with LED tech and the car boast of 19-inch alloy wheel.
Honda also showcased Project 2&3 powered by RC213V, which is designed as a blend of two-wheeler and four-wheeler. The Honda Jazz Racing Concept is a study model that has been prepared by the R&D team in India aims to boost the racing DNA of the brand. HCIL also showcased the McLaren Honda MP4-30 race car. The MP4-30 was a Formula One racing car driven by Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button for McLaren to compete in the 2015 season.