Japanese car major, Honda has recently launched the much awaited brand new Honda BR-V compact crossover in the Indian SUV market. The new Japanese compact SUV model has launched in India with a price range of Rs. 8.75 lakhs to Rs. 12.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Honda Cars India already commenced accepting the bookings for the new BR-V SUV with an advanced token amount of Rs. 21,000 and the company will start the deliveries of the vehicle soon.
As per the latest reports, Honda Cars India has already registered more than 4,000 bookings for the Honda BR-V compact SUV since the model was launched in the domestic car market of India in the last week.
As per the reports, Honda India is also planning to launch the new updated version of the Mobilio MPV model also in the domestic market in the near future. The new Honda BR-V shares the same extended Brio platform as well as the basic design language with the Honda Mobilio. However, the Mobilio has been suffering from poor sales lately, which is why Honda is going to launch its updated version soon.
In the meantime, Honda Cars India is also increasing the production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Tapukara in Rajasthan in order to cater to the rising demands for the Jazz, Amaze and the newly launched BR-V compact SUV. The Tapukara facility at present produces 1.2 lakh units each year, while the plant will be rolling out 1.8 lakh vehicles every year. For this increased production capacity Honda Cars India will be investing about 380 crore in this facility that will expand the company’s total production capacity to 3 lakh vehicles per year.
Coming back to the newly launched Honda BR-V compact SUV, the vehicle comes with a bold design language which looks very alluring and fresh despite its similarity with the Mobilio. The Honda BRV is also the most spacious model in its own segment and also the only model that can accommodate 7 adults with its 7-seater configuration.
Honda offers the new BR-V in both the fuel options of petrol as well as diesel in the car market of India. The BR-V’s petrol variants are powered by a 1.5 liter i-VTEC petrol motor, while the BR-V diesel version packs in Honda’s popular 1.5 liter i-DTEC diesel mill. The engine transmits the generated power to the front wheels of the vehicle with a help of a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox that is offered as standard, while the company is also offering a CVT automatic transmission option in petrol version of the compact SUV model.
The Honda BR-V is the first compact SUV model to come from the house of Honda Cars India and fights in the immensely popular and constantly growing compact SUV market of the country. The newly launch Honda BR-V compact crossover locks its horns directly with the segment leader and hugely popular Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, Nissan Terrano and the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.