Recently, Honda has launched Honda BR-V at the 2015 Indonesian International Auto Show. This car is expected to arrive in India in 2016 at 2016 Auto Expo. This new BR-V is a seven seater SUV based on Brio’s platform. Although it was expected that the Honda will be bringing Honda HR-V small SUV this year, but to lead the SUV’s market with budget-friendly compact SUV, this plan was dropped and a seven seater more affordable SUV Honda BR-V was launched. This article deals with the major differences between both the models.
Firstly comparing with affordability, then definitely BR-V is more affordable and easily accessible as it cost Rs 8 lakh – Rs. 12 lakh (ex-showroom) and will be coming soon to Indian market. Talking about HR-V, then this car will cost more than 12lakhs and its arrival to India is also questioned.Br-V is a seven seater sports utility vehicle and HR-V is a 5-passenger subcompact SUV.
Comparing with dimensions of Honda BR-V vs Honda HR-V then length of BR-V is more as compared to HR-V. BR-V is 4,455mm long, 1,735mm wide and 1,650mm tall whereas HR-V is 4295.14mm long, 1772.92 wide, and 1605.28mm tall. Both the models have similar cabin space that is they have equivalent wheelbases. Br-V has 2660mm wheelbase whereas HR-V has 2611.12mm wheelbase.
Engine Comparison of Honda BR-V vs Honda HR-V
Talking about engines, then Honda BRV is provided by two engines options: 1.5 liter iVTEC petrol power-plant and 1.5 litre diesel mill. Its power variant is capable of producing 118 PS and 145 Nm torque and its diesel engine can deliver 100 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. Also Honda claims that the petrol engine of the BR-V will be accompanied with two advanced transmissions -a new 6-speed manual and a CVT. HR-V may get power from 130-horsepower four-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission .Also, it might get a more potent turbocharged four-cylinder.
Since HR-V is based on the platform of Honda Fit, so a small footprint is expected. It has a rear Magic Seat, which makes it spacious and versatile. Its interior has clean and functional design and it has got the sporty and handsome looks, thanks to its standard 17-inch alloy wheels and height.
BR-V has class-leading cabin space, big roof rails for all grades, Multi-Information Display, New 16-inch alloy wheels, kneeroom and headroom etc. It is claimed by the company that this model will be based on Active Solid Motion’ which will make it “tough and solid”.