The diesel variants of the slow-selling Honda BR-V are reportedly being sold with a discount of Rs 1 lakh, which makes the SUV cheaper than top-end-spec Hyundai Venue D
Based on the last-gen Brio's platform, the Honda BR-V comes across as a pretty well-sorted product that impresses with its refined petrol engine, frugal diesel burner, fairly modern looks and a 7-seater layout that gives it an edge over rivals like the Renault Duster. However, in spite of the rather well-revered Honda badge, the small SUV has pretty much failed to impress the car-buying lot. No wonder, then, that its manufacturer is currently offering some fantastic discounts the leftover stock of the BSIV diesel engine-equipped version.
While there is an official discount of Rs 1 lakh on the diesel variant of the Honda BR-V, most dealers are known to be offering even higher benefits.
Reportedly, the diesel variant of the Honda BR-V is being sold with an official discount of Rs 1 lakh. This isn't all as several dealers are known to be offering some more sweeteners in order to liquidate the existing stock ahead of the 1 April 2020 deadline for the rollout of the stricter emission norms. As a result, small SUV buyers can drive home the S variant of the diesel-powered BR-V for a tad lower than what they would have to pay for a top-spec SX(O) trim of the diesel-sipping Hyundai Venue.
For reference, the S MT trim of the BR-V diesel costs Rs 13,93,550 (on-road, New Delhi). Even if you push the dealer-end offers out of the picture, you still get a neat price cut of Rs 1 lakh, which brings down the effective price of the vehicle to Rs 12,93,550. On the other hand, the top-spec Hyundai Venue D costs 12,94,420 (on-road, New Delhi). Hence, for practically the same price, you can end up purchasing a substantially bigger car that not only offers bigger dimensions but even a more spacious cabin with a larger number of seats.
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The diesel version of the Honda BR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre iDTEC turbocharged diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 100 PS and a peak torque of 200 Nm. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission that drives the front wheels. Standard safety kit on offer includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and seatbelts with pre-tensioner seatbelts with load-limiters. On the other hand, the top-spec VX trim comes equipped with a plethora of high-end equipment, including projector headlights, LED light guides, dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels, skid plates, automatic climate control, keyless entry with push button start, DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment unit, steering mounted audio controls, rear AC and faux-leather seats.