Honda’s new affordable crossover has gone on sale in India, a few month its launch in Thailand.
The subcompact SUV, which can be ordered in five- or seven-seat configuration, starts at 8.75 lakh (R198 800) and tops out at 12.90 lakh (R393 400). Not bad for that amount of room, however the engine power appears pretty dismal.
The Thai version comes exclusively with a 1.5-litre petrol engine that puts out 87kW and a a CVT transmission, while in India the BR-V will also be available with a 73kW 1.5-litre diesel mill and both engines will have the option of a six-speed manual gearbox.
There are five trim levels for the petrol and four for the diesel-powered BR-V. Standard equipment included dual front airbags and projector headlights. The diesels have ABS with EBD,while this is offered for the S version upwards on the petrol.
The BR-V is 4,455 mm long, 1,735 mm wide and 1,650 mm in height and will compete with the likes of the Renault Duster and Maruti S-Cross in the local market.