Honda BR-V 2018 Review in India - The beast unleashed
by IndianAuto Team
Excellence, sheer engineering and high performance all come in a single brand Honda, the Honda BR-V.
1. Honda BR-V 2018 - Introduction
The Japanese conglomerate corporation deals with aircraft, motorcycles, automobiles and other power generation equipment. It is also known for robotics and future engineering and research. As per the automobiles, Honda has delivered some of the best four wheeler models including SUV’s, hatchback, and sedans. Honda City and Civic are the best examples of sedans. Now, Honda has launched a Subcompact crossover Honda BR-V. It is stylish, powerful and elegant by looks and power. This model comes in both petrol and diesel versions and you can select it as per your preference. Let’s have a sneak peek on the Honda BR-V reviews and features which made to compete with other crossovers of this range.
2. Honda BR-V 2018 - Exterior
The subcompact SUV, Honda BR-V is leading with a good market response and especially for those you love the mini-crossovers. The new Honda BR-V comes out with pro-active looks and diamond cut finished body. Most of the people are considering it the new birth of Honda Mobilio but it’s actually something different this time.
Honda BR-V 2018 is leading with a good market response
With a 210mm ground clearance, the new Honda BR-V is about to beaat its competitors like Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, and other compact SUV’s. The solid and bold front facets are lavishing with the big projector headlamps and the LED position lights. The side mirrors also get indicators and are electrically foldable. The tail lights are now sportier and come with a light guide which looks amazing during the night.
Chrome brings a better shine on the car and Honda BR-V beats its contenders with such looks. The classy chrome furnishing at the handles, side door protectors are something worth notable. Even the roof rail, rear, and front bumpers are also silver garnished for a bolder look. Honda always adds special features for extra comfort while driving and you get rear wiper and washer and fog lamps for bad weather. The radial tires allow you a better hold on the roads, which comes with R16 sporty alloy wheels. Honda BR-V gets the best aerodynamics with heat absorbing front windshield.
The side mirrors also get indicators and are electrically foldable
3. Honda BR-V 2018 2018 - Interior
As you step inside the Honda BR-V, the whole interior is made black and stitched with silverfish white thread for contrast. The interiors are somewhat similar to the newly launched Honda Amaze, but it suits well with this crossover. It has got rectangular AC vents; Bluetooth enabled music system for better connectivity and fun while driving. Even the AC is climate controlled and automatic in nature.
The leather upholstery is very premium and lavishing and this is the first impression when you dine in this crossover. It comes with a 3-row seating and extra room for all the passengers. The steering wheel and the gear knob are leather wrapped for comfort grip while driving at different terrains. Also, there is a leather furnished armrest in the 2nd row and side door armrest. The instrument panel gets a lavishing design and it comes with a Start/ Stops press button for easy driving.
The whole interior is made black and stitched with silverfish white thread for contrast
The steering wheel is also enabled with the tilt function for better adjustments and it is mounted with audio controls. Now, you can adjust the music while controlling the car easily and it also offers paddle shifter for better convenience. The speedometer comes in a 3D design which offers you necessary information in a single go. It tells you correctly about the Average fuel consumption, Temperature, Fuel Efficiency, Range and the Trip Meter.
If you are planning a long trip then you don’t have to worry about the boot space as it is ample at the back. Also, the seat folding feature with the 2nd and 3rd seats brings in more comfort when you have extra luggage. There are special door pockets, cup holders and you even get mobile holder in the 3rd row. Most of the SUV’s have uncomfortable 3rd seats but Honda BR-V offers you reclining 2nd and 3rd-row seats for better comfort.
The seat folding feature with the 2nd and 3rd seats brings in more comfort when you have extra luggage
4. Honda BR-V 2018 2018 - Features
There are no as such any rich or special features in the Honda BR-V but the necessary features come loaded with every single model. You get a keyless push-button start feature for extra comfort, high-performance powerful AC with rectangular vents, reverse camera, rear parking sensors, the touchscreen audio system with high range Bluetooth, and electrically foldable side mirrors.
The dual SRS Airbags are also installed for the better safety of the passengers. For extra safety, there is ABS which prevents from the locking during emergency power braking. It is also enabled with EBD which helps in distributing the braking power as per the vehicle load. Even the company has attempted the crash test of this vehicle at 64km/h
5. Honda BR-V 2018 2018 - Power House
The new Honda BR-V comes with a 1.5-Litre four-cylinder i-DTEC diesel engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox. This engine is capable to produce 100PS at a rate of 3600 RPM and 200Nm torque at the rate of 1750 RPM. But you can be a little disappointed with the noisy engine sound. The smooth gear ratio suits the heavy design of this crossover. This diesel model offers road mileage of 21.9kmpl.
Honda BR-V petrol version comes with an i-VTEC Petrol engine that offers high mileage with amazing fuel efficiency and power. This variant comes in speed manual transmission and Continuous Variable Transmission. The petrol version i-VTEC with speed manual transmission delivers 119PS and offers a mileage at 15.4kmpl and i-VTEC with CVT offers 16kmpl and delivers 119PS.
6. Honda BR-V 2018 2018 - Color Options
Now, you get six variant in colour sections and which are
Orchid White Pearl
Urban Titanium Metallic
Carnelian Red Pearl
Golden Brown Metallic
Alabaster Silver Metallic
Every color has its unique impression and you get a variety to select the best shade as per your choice.
7. Honda BR-V 2018 2018 - Prices and Variants
BRV i-DTEC E MT
Rs. 10.16 Lakh
BRV i-DTEC S MT
Rs. 11.49 Lakh
BRV i-DTEC V MT
Rs. 12.35 Lakh
BRV i-DTEC VX MT
Rs. 13.39 Lakh
BRV i-VTEC E MT
Rs. 9.22 Lakh
BRV i-VTEC S MT
BRV i-VTEC V MT
Rs. 11.4 Lakh
BRV i-VTEC VX MT
Rs. 12.43 Lakh
BRV i-VTEC V CVT
Rs. 12.48 Lakh
8. Honda BR-V 2018 2018 - Specification
Engine and Transmission
1.5-litre 117.3bhp 16V i-VTEC Petrol Engine
No. of Cylinder
Suspension and Brake
Front: Mcpherson Strut
Rear: Torsion Beam
Front: Disc Brake
Rear: Drum Brake
Dimensions and Capacity
Overall Dimension (W x L x H)
1735mm x 4453mm x 1666mm
Steering Wheel and Tyres
Alloy Wheel Size
Anti-Lock Braking System
Parking Sensors (Rear)
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
Power Door Locks
Child Safety Locks
Passenger Airbag Day & Night Rear View Mirror
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Pretensioners & Force Limiter Seatbelt
Door Ajar Warning
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Crash Sensor KeyLess Entry
Automatic Climate Control
Air Quality Control
Remote Trunk Opener
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Low Fuel Warning Light
Accessory Power Outlet
9. Honda BR-V 2018 2018 - Summary
Honda BR-V is a stylish subcompact crossover which turns out to be a better competitor for the Hyundai Creta and Mahindra Scorpio. It is good in class with the lowered price bar than its rivals but it lacks special features which other competitors offer. But Honda BR-V is the best alternative for Mahindra TUV300 or the NuvoSport.
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