The BR-V model boosts with the changes in the gearbox increased combustion efficiency and reduced weight.
The Petrol variant comes with a 6-speed manual gear system and a CVT which has paddle shifters – first time of this kind in this segment first. There is no automatic option in the diesel version. It is anticipated that there might be slightly higher fuel efficiency in the automatic variant at 16kmpl whereas the manual’s variant stands at 15.4 kmpl. The diesel engine claims the fuel efficiency at 21.9kmpl.
The BR-V shares its platform with the Amaze compact sedan and the Mobilio MPV. We’re glad it shares just the platform and not the looks. The face looks inspired from the new Accord, incorporating neat elements, such as projector headlamps with LED light guides and a thick double slat chrome grille. We like the finer aspects such as the detailing in the headlamps, the aggressive creases on the bumper and the silver skid plate. All these work well together to give the BR-V a likeable front profile.
The view from the side however reminds of the BR-V’s sibling the Honda Mobilio. From here, it looks more MPV-like with a long windowline that has a pinched end, another CR-V theme. There are some points of interest like the kink in the windowline, creases in the bodywork and funky looking 16-inch wheels that reside within rugged looking, black plastic clad wheel arches.