The Honda BR-V is a mini SUV that manufactured by Honda since 2015. The car shares its platform with the Mobilio MPV, Brio hatchback and the Amaze saloon, and the BR-V sits below the HR-V. The BR-V accommodates 5 and 7 passengers with 2 and 3 row seating structures respectively. It comes with standard roof rails, front projector headlights, rear LED tail lights design and 16 inch alloy wheels. Specific to the 3 row seating structure, it is equipped with rear AC. The safety features include the ABS, EBD, dual SRS airbags, hill start assist, and Honda’s VSA. It is available with 1.5 L L15Z1i-VTEC four cylinder gasoline engine that produces 118 HP (88 kW) at 6,600 rpm and 107 lb•ft (145 N•m) at 4,600 rpm, and 1.5 L Earth Dreams i-DTEC straight four turbo diesel engine mated to a 6 speed manual transmission or CVT.
Honda’s groundbreaking and reliable engines are continuing their tradition in the new 2017 Honda BR-V SUV. India bound Honda BR-V comes with 1.5 L i-VTEC Petrol and 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel engine which give amazing power to this beautiful SUV. You can enjoy driving with more than good new 6 speed manual transmission or advanced CVT with paddle shifters which will give you whole new driving experience in city streets and open roads as well. 1.5 L i-VTEC Petrol engine produces 118 HP power at 145 NM of torque, while 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel engine produces 100 HP power at 200 NM of maximum torque power. To influence the BR-Vs fuel consumption Honda made a few changes on the engines, among others increased it gear ratio, reduced friction and frame weight which, will allegedly bring fuel consumption to 18 MPG.
The interior of the Honda BR-V is more upmarket than the Mobilio MPV and the Amaze compact sedan. It gets an all new interior design with premium material quality. The car has a 7 seats layout with three row seating arrangement (2+3+2). The rear AC is placed between the first and second row of seats. With a long wheelbase, the BR-V offers the most spacious cabin in its segment. The 2017 Honda BR-V has versatile 3 row interiors – 1st row with driver seat height adjuster, driver and passenger seat slide, 2nd row with 60:40 split seats, slide and recline, one touch tumble seats and 3rd row with 50:50 split seats back, seat recline and complete seat fold for extra luggage space. But don’t think that this is all that BR-V has to offer. Honda has used some of the features previously present in the last model of BR-V, only this time they have been updated. There is a power steering (active dynamic function) covered with leather and contains several control buttons. The dashboard has large touch screen offering numerous functions. Infotainment system includes a LCD, a new sound system and digital speakers. Google Earth, satellite radio, driving directions and communication functions are also present.
The 2017 Honda BR-V follows the ‘Active Solid Motion’ design philosophy, and has a “tough and solid” body. With bold stance and a high ground clearance, the compact SUV offers a commanding road presence. It is also expected that majority of the changes would be made with the aim to produce a lightweight frame. The company is more committed to minimize the fuel consumption with the help of this idea. The frame and structural work is based on aluminum and steel and these metals have been used with a proper ratio to ensure frame durability. Exterior changes also include a few major things. First of all, the headlamps have been modified in a stylish shape by being lengthier than the last design. Honda has changed the bulbs into LED in order to present better visibility. Grille of new BR-V has aluminum covering with small openings which make this grille more prominent and attractive. The side profile of the car looks pretty decent with pronounced character lines, chromed door handles and bespoke diamond finish 16 inch alloys. The rear profile has a sporty appeal, courtesy of LED taillights with C-shaped graphics, and plastic body protection as seen on its front fascia. The bumpers (both rear and front) have got attractive style because of bigger surface.
2017 Honda BR-V release date
As far as launch date of the new BR-V goes, we managed to dig up info that says that Honda will launch it after October 2017 in Shanghai car show and the next Detroit auto show. Fingers crossed it is true!
At this point we do not posses any confirmed info about the possible price of the BR-V, but we found some speculative prices that say that 2017 BR-V might cost from $14,500 to $22,000 depending on the engine, transmission and trim you choose.
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