Honda India is likely to start the production of the BR-V in India around April next year with the car being produced at the Tapukara facility of the automaker in Rajasthan. Initially to be started with an annual production capacity of 36000 units, the BR-V will be one of the few indigenously produced cars of the company in India.
The car was seen first at the International Auto Show in Gaikindo in Indonesia this August and is to be available in both petrol as well as diesel variants. While the petrol edition of the car will have the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine, the diesel variant will come with an engine that is the same that Honda uses on the City. As per sources, the car may also be available in an alternative a 1.6-liter i-DTEC diesel engine that powers the Civic and CR-V but we will have to wait for a confirmation from the company on this. The BR-V is likely to enter into the super competitive small SUV segment where it will take on the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and the Hyundai Creta.
India has been one of the most successful markets for Honda with cars such as the Civic and the City tasting great success across the country. It will now look to make a mark in the small SUV segment with this offering and knowing Honda’s commitment to quality, it is quite likely to shake up the situation in the segment.