The 2016 Honda BR-V is coming as all-new model. When you see its name, it is easy to figure out that it is a crossover. This model is designed in Honda’s division in Thailand, and it is made for specific markets, such as South East Asia etc. It will be primarily offered for markets like India, Philippines, Indonesia etc. According to the latest reports, new model is expected to come early next year.
2016 Honda BR-V specs
This is an all-new model. The 2016 Honda BR-V is designed for some specific markets so, it seem logical that most of the characteristics will be shared with other vehicles that are designed for same markets. Main market that is aimed is India. This crossover will be based mostly on Brio hatchback. Both vehicles will ride on the same platform. When it is about other design solutions, most of the will also be borrowed from models like Brio and Mobilio. Similar design language is expected. However, 2016 BR-V will have also some of its own characteristics. Many of details will be similar to those found in China-based HR-V. Same thing is with interior.
2016 Honda BR-V interior
Although base styling of interior is similar to Brio’s one, dashboard is completely different. It gets its own dash, which is mostly inspired by new Honda Jazz. The quality of materials also seems a little bit better. The 2016 Honda BR-V will be well-equipped, although it is designed primarily for developing countries. We will see advanced-technology features like large touchscreen, latest infotainment system, rear air conditioning etc.
2016 Honda BR-V engine
The 2016 Honda BR-V will come with the same engines as Mobilio and Brio. There will be one petrol and one diesel engine in offer. Petrol unit is 1.5 liter four-cylinder V-TEC engine which outputs around 120 horsepower. Diesel engine comes with same displacements, but it has around 20 horses less. Both of these engines are expected to be offered with either six-speed manual or CVT transmission. According to some rumors, new Honda BR-V could also be offered with 1.8 liter petrol engine, but those are just speculations for now.
2016 Honda BR-V release date and price
According to the latest reports, 2016 Honda BR-V is expected to come in February. Finally base price is expected to be around 12.000 dollars. Main competitors will be models like Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.