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Honda to launch BR-V on May 5; to take on Creta, Vitara Brezza

Honda can be launching its distinctly-awaited SUV, the Honda BR-V, on may additionally five, 2016. The BR-V changed into showcased on the Indian automobile Expo this 12 months in February Graet Intelligence.

the imminent SUV is based on the Mobilio MPV and changed into first unveiled in Japan ultimate year. The BR-V will compete in opposition to the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano and the Maruti S-go.

design wise, the BR-V has a lot of similarities with different Honda cars. It incorporates ahead the equal design philosophy as the town and the Jazz.

The front give up of the SUV is extra mentioned and chunkier with a huge grille finished in chrome. The BR-V also receives a very particular tail lamp meeting that stretches all of the manner across the tailgate.

The facet profile of the BR-V is lots just like the Mobilio’s in phrases of ordinary layout and length. however the presence of chrome sprinkled round the auto provide it a greater premium look.

The BR-V will also be equipped with dual SRS airbags and ABS as popular throughout all editions.

The BR-V’s cabin is loaded with gizmos which includes a touchscreen infotainment machine, automatic climate manage with rear AC vents, rear parking digicam and electrically controlled rear view mirrors.

the only factor which makes the BR-V stand out among its competition is its seven-seat configuration.

the second and 0.33 rows passengers could have the benefit of roof-hooked up air con vents which have a three-velocity blower placing. Even the third row of the BR-V might be ready with an armrest and cup holder on each sides.

The BR-V could be powered by Honda’s 1.five-litre i-DTEC diesel engine which produces one hundred ps of power, and the i-VTEC petrol unit which places out one hundred twenty ps of energy.

though the competitors in its segment make a bit extra power, the BR-V could be barely lighter, thereby in all likelihood offering better gasoline performance and real-international performance.

The transmission duties on both the engines are taken care by using a 6-pace manual transmission while the petrol unit may even have a CVT computerized variant as an choice.

The diesel version’s gas performance is anticipated to be close to 20-23 kmpl whereas the petrol-powered motor can be most probably appropriate for 17-18kmpl.

The Honda BR-V is probably to be priced across the Rs 9-13 lakh variety depending at the engine alternative and variant. the imminent Honda SUV is in all likelihood to present the phase leader – Hyundai Creta – a run for its money.