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Image gallery: Honda BR-V first drive review

Team OD  /
29 Apr 2016 14:15:06 IST

The Honda BR-V is the talk of the townwith its upcoming launch on May 5. It is the first vehicle from Honda in the compact SUV segment, and will face competition from the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and even the Maruti-Suzuki S-Cross crossover (read our spec comparison here). The Honda BR-V will be offered with a choice of two engines and two transmissions. There is a 1.5-litre dieselwith a 6-speed manual and a 1.5-litre petrol that can be optioned with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT.We expect it to be offered in eight variants - two with the CVT, four diesels and four petrols.

While we wait forthe Honda BR-V to hit the showrooms, here's a thorough look at the SUV from our first drive review.

Honda BR-V (1)The BR-V isn't your typical butch looking SUV but it looks striking nonetheless

Honda BR-V (2)The long profile betrays the fact that the BR-V seats seven passengers

Honda BR-V (19)Side profile reminds of the Amaze but uses plenty of design elements to keep it interesting. We particularly like the Honda CR-V inspired pinched rear window

Honda BR-V (12)The CR-V inspired face is the best looking angle on the BR-V

Honda BR-V (12)1.5-litre diesel engine is a familiar unit but features a more linear power delivery. Still quite noisy though

Honda BR-V (9)Smart looking wrap-around tail lamps are linked by a reflective strip

Honda BR-V (4)Handsome 16-inch wheels are wrapped with Michelin Primacy tyres

Honda BR-V (5)Headlights feature LED DRLs and a projector low beam

Honda BR-V (30)Handsome dash features the same design as the recently facelifted Amaze

Honda BR-V (35)Steering wheel has audio control buttons. No cruise control on the BR-V

Honda BR-V (34)Keyless entry and push button start are a couple of appreciable features

Honda BR-V (17)Over 220-litres of bootspace with the last row up

Honda BR-V (14)A massive 691-litres of space with the last row tumbled forward

Honda BR-V (9)Decent knee and headroom in the middle row. Not as much as a City but the bench slides and the backrest reclines too

Honda BR-V (10)Even the last row offers realistic head and knee room

Honda BR-V (32)No touchscreen audio unit. Sound quality is about average

Honda BR-V (33)Roof mounted aircon for rear passengers is a thoughtful feature

Honda BR-V (30)The Honda BR-V has good highway manners and is very stable at a steady 120kmph

Honda BR-V (31)

Also from OVERDRIVE on the Honda BR-V:

2016 Honda BR-V first drive review (India)

Spec comparo: Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster vs Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Honda BR-V to be launched in India on May 5, 2016

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