Auto Expo 2016: Honda Cars India unveils 7-seater BR-V

Greater Noida: Honda cars India unveiled its seven-seater crossover utility vehicle 'BR-V' which has been exclusively developed for the Asian markets including India.

Honda BR-V
Honda BR-V. Pic/YouTube

The vehicle is likely to compete with Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano in the compact SUV segment

The Honda BR-V is scheduled to be launched in the country this year. India is the largest contributor to the Asia and Oceania region and the fourth largest contributor to Honda's automobile sales globally, Honda Motor Ltd President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo told reporters here at the Delhi Auto Expo 2016.

Speaking at the occasion, Katsushi Inoue President and CEO Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) said in 2015 the company achieved a record sales of two lakh units in a calender year.

"The launch of Honda BR-V and Accord in 2016 will help us accelerate our growth this year and also strengthen our brand in the country," Inoue said.

The company also showcased its flagship sedan Honda Accord at the Auto Expo. HCIL plans to further strengthen sedan line up in India and reintroduce Honda Accord later this year.

The company sells six models in the country including popular sedans like Amaze and City and premium sports utility vehicle CR-V.

Key specifications of the Honda BR-V

- Projector headlamps
- Diamond cut alloys
- Family front fascia

- Automatic climate control
- Rear parking camera
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Foldable third row seats

The Honda BR-V is available in both diesel and petrol powerplants. The 1.5L i-VTEC generates 120 PS @ 6600rpm and a peak torque of 145Nm @4600rpm, while the 1.5L i-DTEC pumps out 100PS @ 3600rpm along with 200Nm of torque at 1750rpm.

Price: Approximately under Rs 10 lakh (Estimated price, New Delhi)

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