Honda BR-V
Honda's first compact SUV for India was launched for a starting price of Rs. 8.75 lakh. Pictured: Honda

Honda Cars India's (HCIL) first compact SUV, the BR-V that was launched on May 5, has received over 4,000 bookings. The Japanese car maker opened booking for the BR-V on April 16.

"We have been receiving very good response to the new SUV and we expect to clock good numbers," the Hindu Businessline quoted Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice-president of marketing & sales at Honda Cars India (HCIL), as saying.

BR-V (Bold Runabout Vehicle) is the first vehicle in the compact SUV space of India to offer three row of seats. Price in the range of Rs. 8.75 to 12.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), BR-V is offered in both petrol and diesel engine options — 1.5L i-VTEC petrol and 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine. The former delivers maximum power of 118bhp at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm, while the latter churns out 100bhp at 3,600rpm and 200Nm torque at 1750rpm. Both powertrains come mated to a six-speed manual transmission petrol mill, which is also available in CVT transmission. As for fuel efficiency, the petrol version is claimed to return 15.4 kmpl in manual transmission and 16 kmpl in CVT, while the diesel offering will deliver 21.9kmpl.

Honda BR-V measures 4,456mm in length, 1,735mm in width, 1,666mm in height and comes with a wheelbase of 2,662mm. It flaunts projector headlamps with LED, silver finish roof rails and new tail light design with LED light guide at the rear. Inside the cabin, the SUV gets an all-black colour theme interior. It features a 3D speedometer with multi-information display, leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and gear knob. Offered in four grades — E, S, V and VX, the BR-V is available in six exterior colours.

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