Honda BR-V
The compact SUV of Honda Cars India is due for launch on May 5. Pictured: Honda BR-Vhondacarindia.com/mediazone

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Honda launched the much-awaited the BR-V SUV in India on Thursday, May 5. The SUV has been priced between Rs. 8.75 to 12.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Honda BR-V is open for bookings in the country with a down payment of Rs. 21,000.

Highlights of the launch event.

12.57 p.m. IST – Honda BR-V launch event concludes.

12.49 p.m. IST — The star of the event, the all-new Honda BR-V, takes the centre stage.

12.48 p.m. IST – The all-new Honda BR-V prices start at Rs. 8.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Accessories

The BR-V will have as many as 30 accessories on offer.

12.41 p.m. IST — The BR-V comes with front dual airbags as standard across all trims.

Features

Paddle shifters, Push start/stop smart entry, adjustable headrests, 2nd row gets 60:40 split seats with recline, 3rd row gets 50:50 split seats with recline, digital AC controls, front and rear power windows and tilt steering.

Engine

1.5 litre petrol engine with CVT and six-speed manual transmission.

1.5 litre diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission.

BR-V exterior

Wider front grille, projector head lamp with LED

16-inch alloy wheels

Interiors

Silver accents and Piano Black finish on the instrument panel

3D-speedometer with Multi Information Display

12.31 p.m. IST — Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice-president of marketing and sales, is on the stage to take us through the technical details of the new BR-V.

12.25 p.m. IST — Honda plans to expand its dealership network in India from the current 298 to 340 by March 2017.

12.23 p.m. IST — Honda BR-V marks the entry of Honda in India's growing compact SUV market, says Yoichiro Ueno.

12.21 p.m. IST — Yoichiro Ueno, president and CEO of Honda operations in India, is on the stage.

12.017 p.m. IST — Honda BR-V launch event begins.

11.56 a.m. IST --The launch event of the new BR-V will begin shortly.

11.19 a.m. IST — The BR-V launch event will begin from 12.00 p.m.

Honda BR-V price list (ex-showroom Delhi)

Petrol  Diesel
Variants Price (Rs.) Variants Price (Rs.)
E 8.75 E 9.9
S 9.90 S 10.99
V 10.90 V 11.85
 VX 11.84 VX 12.9
V CVT 11.99 -- --

Original Story

Honda Cars India is all set to pull the wraps off its highly anticipated BR-V SUV in India on Thursday, May 5. To be pitted against Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the Nissan Terrano in India, the BR-V SUV is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 8.5 to 13 lakh.

Honda has already started accepting the bookings for the BR-V prior to its launch and the initial numbers have shown that the new SUV is receiving good response. However, Honda is yet to release any figure on the exact bookings.

Coming to the specifications of the BR-V, under the hood, the SUV will come powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines. The former will produce 117bhp of power and 145Nm and the latter will pump in 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Both the engines will come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, while the petrol unit will also be available with CVT transmission. As for mileage, while the petrol in manual transmission comes with a claimed fuel efficiency of 15.4kmpl, the CVT unit will deliver 16kmpl. The diesel-powered unit will deliver an impressive 21.9.kmpl.

According to brochure images leaked by Team BHP, the BR-V will be offered in four variants — VE, VS, VV and VX.

Honda BR-V leaked brochure
BR-V SUV is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 8.5 to Rs. 13 lakh. Pictured: Honda BR-V leaked brochure.TeamBHP

Honda BR-V E: Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, projector headlamps, LED light guide, roof rails, adjustable headrests, 2nd row gets 60:40 split seats with recline, 3rd row gets 50:50 split seats with recline, digital AC controls, front and rear power windows and tilt steering.

Honda BR-V S: In addition to E variant's features, 2-DIN integrated audio system with AM/FM/MP3/USB/AUX, Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio controls, 2nd row slide, ABS with EBD ,auto AC, rear AC vents, driver-seat height adjuster, electrically-adjustable OVRMs, premium seat fabric, rear defogger, rear wiper and washer

Honda BR-V V: In addition to S variant' features, push-start with smart entry, alloy wheels, multi-information display, front fog lamps, 2nd row centre armrest, security alarm, chrome door handles, auto-door lock by speed and chrome door handles.

Honda BR-V VX: In addition to V variant's features, LED position lamps, leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, leather pad on door armrest, chrome side protector and heat-absorbing windshield.

Stay tuned for more as we bring you live updates from the launch floor of the BR-V.

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]

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