Honda had unveiled the N7X concept a couple of months ago and the production-spec is named the BR-V. It is the spiritual successor of the BR-V sold in the Indian market and the second-gen model could make its way to India. The 2021 Honda BR-V has gained street presence and a typical SUV feel along with some interesting features.
2021 Honda BR-V - Exteriors
The first-gen BR-V was a nip and tuck of the Mobilio MPV and it had a very ungainly side profile. Honda has now streamlined the design of the BR-V and given it a butch SUV appeal. On the front, it gets a large grille with LED headlights whereas LED fog lights are placed lower on the bumper. On to the side, the design is much better than before, featuring a prominent shoulder line, emerging from the headlights to the taillights on either side. Honda has also added body cladding and dual-tone alloy wheels to the mix. On the back, Honda has incorporated the taillights of the City and it doesn’t suit the masculinity of the BR-V.
2021 Honda BR-V - Interiors and Features
On the inside, the layout of the dashboard and door cards is similar to the Honda Amaze. The high set AC vents are controlled via an automatic climate control unit whereas 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment sits in the middle. Even the steering wheel and the instrument cluster are taken over from the Amaze, however, the latter features a bigger MID unit. It continues to offer spacious seating for seven passengers with a large glass area.
Other features include a blind view camera monitor, remote engine start, adaptive cruise control and more. Honda has also offered Honda Sensing that incorporates lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking etc.
2021 Honda BR-V - Engine and Performance
The all-new Honda BR-V comes powered with a sole 1.5-litre DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine that is also seen in the new City. It churns out 121Hp and 145 Nm of torque and comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-step CVT gearbox. The earlier Honda BR-V was also offered with the 1.5-litre diesel engine and that could also get offered with the second-gen model in the Indian market.
Honda has unveiled the new BR-V and it will go on sale in the Indonesian markets first. Honda has confirmed to launch the new BR-V later in the international markets but no word from Honda Cars India has arrived yet. Still, we expect Honda to consider the new BR-V for the Indian market. In other news, Honda Cars India is developing a Creta-rivalling SUV for the Indian market that could arrive in 2023.