If you were thinking of buying the all new Honda BR-V, well we are here to tell you that the Japanese automaker has now increased the prices of the same by about INR 14,000. Joining automakers likes Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, Honda Car Indian has now too increased the prices of its model range in India. The Honda BR-V was launched during the month of may this year and stands as the only 7-seater compact SUV in the country, competing against the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
When the same was launched in India, there was a bit of a confusion as to if the car was an SUV or just a rugged looking 7-seater MPV. to be very honest, the doubt has not yet cleared as Honda continues to sell the BR-V alongside the Mobilio, which is essentially the Japanese automaker’s 7-seater MPV. But this is not the only similarity between the Mobilio and the BR-V. Both have been cutting into each other’s sales with the BR-V emerging ahead with over 10,000 booking received for the latter. The current waiting period for the Honda BR-V stands in access of 2 months.
Despite there being a confusion as to in which exact category the BR-V belongs to, but there outmost clarity to the fact that it is amongst one of the best looking SUVs that are out there. Its bold character lines coupled with the vehicles rather sporty appearance makes it a desirable choice. Where this urban SUV does lack is in terms of its cabin material quality. Despite being quite up-market it scores a little low when compared to the competition. Nevertheless, the car offers plenty of space for 5 adults and 2 children along with substantial room still left to accommodate their luggage as well. Also Read: Toyota Kirloskar Motors thinking of increasing prices across its model range
With the price increase, the base petrol variant of the Honda BR-V will now costs INR 8.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) while its top of the line petrol trim level will retail at INR 12.13 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The base diesel variant will now retail at INR 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) while the top-spec variant will be made available at INR 13.04 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The engine specification of the Honda BR-V includes the set of a petrol and a diesel engine. The petrol derivative is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC motor which churns out 118Bhp along with 145Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative gets a 1.5-litre i-DTEC oil burner, borrowed from the city and capable of producing a power output of 98Bhp along with 200Nm of peak torque. The power is transmitted to the front wheels with the help of a 6-speed manual transmission which is available as standard. The petrol variant also gets the option of a CVT automatic gearbox as well. Also Read: 2017 Honda CR-V more details emerge
Honda is currently planning to bring a couple of new vehicles in the Indian market, the launch of the same will take place in the coming few months and years. The start will be with the Brio facelift and the 2016 Honda Accord, both of which are expected to land on the Indian shores during the festive season this year. Come 2017 and we are most likely to see the launch of the next-gen CR-V SUV in the Indian market. This is also expected to be followed by the debut of Honda HR-V compact SUV.