The BR-V comes powered by Honda's renowned 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, i-VTEC petrol engine with the availability of a six-speed manual and a CVT transmission. For the diesel variant, there is the tried and tested 1.5-litre diesel mill from the Mobilio, which will come mated to the six-speed manual gearbox only.
This crossover was first showcased as a concept at the 2015 Indonesia International Motor Show and now is already sold in Indonesia. The BR-V stands for Bold Runabout Vehicle and is based on the Honda Mobilio or stretched Brio platform. Apart from the sporty looks, the cabin comes packed with features similar to the other Honda siblings. However, the interior of the BR-V has a higher quotient of luxury and premium feel. It gets a seven-seat arrangement and three-row configuration, which will be the USP of this SUV as its competitors come in a five-seater arrangement only.
Talking about its competition, it will lock horns with the Hyundai Creta and Duster. A starting price below Rs 10 lakh should be a good price point, but it might become a better proposition if it undercuts its rivals on the pricing front.