Honda BR-V Receives a Digital Touch – The Honda BR-V gets feature upgrades to make money in the upcoming festive season. Ahead of the upcoming festive season, Honda has decided to make the BR-V more attractive by introducing a new 7-inch touch screen infotainment system and rear parking camera with sensor. This feature should be part of the package at launch itself, given the length of the car and its position on the market. The Digipad infotainment system is only available in the range of VX topping values from petrol and diesel BR-V versions. Along with this, Honda has also completed all the basic E variants of BR-V with rear parking sensors. With this update, the VX variant of the Honda BR-V now costs Rs 13.2 lakh for diesel and Rs 12.2 lakh for gasoline (ex-showroom Delhi). While the petrol variant will be charged a premium of 10,000, dieselnya variants will be sold at the original price.
Digipad is the same unit that was previously introduced with a facelift Honda City and later on WR-V and Privilege Jazz and Amaze Editions. Digipad’s infotainment system runs on Android and gets 1.5GB of internal media storage. http://www.otobild.com/ Although this unit supports MirrorLink, but Apple CarPlay is more popular and even Android Auto even running on Android. In addition, the system can also access the internet for browsing your emails and receive live updates on traffic via an optional Wi-Fi receiver. You can also use voice commands for media, 3D navigation, and calls. Along with this, it gets the usual media connectivity options like USB port, MicroSD slot, and HDMI port to access media and maps.
BR-V gets a set of petrol and 1.5 liter diesel engines. This diesel version is powered by a 1.5-liter i-DTEC Honda engine that produces 100PS power and peak torque of 200Nm and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 21.9kmpl. Motor gasoline engine is a 1.5-liter i-VTEC that produces 119PS power and peak torque of 145Nm. This motor has mileage that claimed 15.4kmpl (for manual). Both engines are mated to a 6 speed manual, while the petrol variant can also be obtained with a CVT with paddle shifter. Honda offers a 3-year warranty with BR-V.
Honda BR-V collided with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster, both of which have this feature from the start. In this cut-throat segment, Creta enjoys a maximum of 9,000 units per month, while Renault and Honda manage to drive about 1,000 units of SUVs each month. We should wait and see if the latest upgrade to BR-V will help make a difference to the rank board.