Honda BR V Overview
Honda has a fair amount riding on the BR-V. At the outset let me say it will need to be very aggressive on price if it hopes to realise any volume ambitions with this car. I will explain why through this piece. The Honda brand was one we expected to get nothing wrong – always shrewd with the right products – always cutting edge with the right interior and equipment – and always attractive on design. It was the reason the Japanese brand could always command a premium on pricing and yet stay in demand. In fact ‘premium’ was the most commonly associated word with Honda cars. All that has gone and the Honda BR-V is another product that does little to try and revive that old Honda feeling!
Honda BR V Design
Now for what it is the BR-V looks quite good. Its design is modern and the sharp, added to the plastic cladding it even manages to look muscular. The machine cut alloys look pretty classy and the thick chrome plate on the grill somehow adds to the butch appearance set on a black honeycomb fibre looks good too. Overall in comparison to the competition, it does still look like a butched up Mobilio, and that might set it back a bit.
Honda BR V Cabin
On the inside, the BR-V shares most of its bits with the previous generation Honda City as it gets a single DIN audio system with a simple white on black LED display. The BR-V’s all black theme does look premium, but put in comparison with the other cars in the segment the BR-V does look a bit dated. On the upside, the Honda City derived steering feels nice in the hand and is quite precise considering the BR-Vs dimensions, and the paddle shifters make coping with the CVT automatic a little easier.
The HFT which is what the BR-Vs infotainment is called pairs quite easily with my phone and that’s something that doesn’t feel like a lot but it does make a huge difference in everyday use. In terms of space, the BR-V has that in oodles and even the third row of seats can fit my 6-foot frame which is really great considering no other car in its class really have this seating capacity. The third-row, however, isn’t comfortable for long durations and is best suited for short runs. What’s even better is that even with the third row of seats filled, the BR-V still has a place for a few suitcases and bags in the boot.View offers on Honda BR V in New Delhi at Autozhop.
Honda BR V Engine
The petrol BR-V shares its motor with the Honda City, and the 1.5-litre I-VTEC does make 118 hp and about 145 Nm of torque, but in city conditions, with the CVT it does negate the free-revving and peppy nature of the City’s engine. The manual, on the other hand, remains engaging to drive although that’s not the one that we have been driving. That said this does go away on highways and long hauls, and on the highway where the CVT has enough time to cycle through the rubber-band effect and quick jolts of acceleration are replaced by long smooth strokes, the CVT works perfectly fine. The CVT is best used in Sport-Mode on the transmission with the paddle shifter to work around the rubber-band effect between shifts (although this does mean you’re average efficiency drops heavily).
Now drive and dynamics is another place the BR-V really scores big. Because everything from the magically large insides from a fair outer shell, and the really low seating with the suspension mounted high, allows for good ground clearance without adding in the body roll that you would expect in a three-row seven-seater. It stays planted at high speeds, and it changes direction and goes around corners with quite some ease if you consider it’s size and length. And despite this, it has a considerable amount of ground clearance and does go off-road considerably well.
Honda BR V Driving
The drive quality of Honda BR-V is enhanced with electric power steering, and easy accessibility to control lever of acceleration, clutch and brake, assuring stress-free long drives. The strong build quality, tough suspension and the superior quality of interiors offer great comfort to the occupants.To know more information on Honda BR V visit Jsrr
Honda BR V Safety
The braking system of Honda BR-V features disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. The ABS with EBD is used as a standard in all variants except the petrol E variant.The body shell is made strong with ACE body structure and front dual airbags are introduced in all variants for complete safety of the occupants.
Honda BR V Price in New Delhi
Honda BRV On Road Price is 5,65,118/- and Ex-showroom Price is 4,82,417/- in New Delhi. Honda BRV comes in 6 colours, namely Carnelian Red Pearl,Taffeta White,Urban Titanium,Golden Brown,Orchid White Pearl,Alabaster Silver. Honda BRV comes with FWD with 1497 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 119 bhp@6600 rpm and Peak Torque 145 Nm@4600 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Honda BRV comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .Check car loan for Honda BRV at Fincarz.
Honda BR V Verdict
After using it for three months, using it on my daily commute through rush hour. Here’s what I think of the BR-V, it’s a comfortable convenient to use 7-seater that is pretty decent to drive. It makes sense if you’re looking for a practical, refined seven seater for family/friends and road trips, and because it’s a Honda you know that it will get a really reliable engine. Although, we would definitely advise the manual for those who want a slightly more spirited drive. And the shortcomings I pointed out in the BR-V in this long-term review, I’m sad to see it go.