Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has launched the BR-V SUV with a digipad infotainment system in the in the VX grade. The Honda BR-V VX with the digipad system is tagged at Rs 12.27 lakh for the petrol and Rs 13.22 lakh for the diesel, ex-Delhi. Along with the digipad, the Honda BR-V VX also comes a rear parking camera and sensors. This is the same system that was recently introduced in the Jazz Privilege edition and was offered as standard on the top trims of the Honda City. HCIL have also introduced rear parking sensors from the S grade onwards in the Honda BR-V. There are no mechanical changes and the Honda BR-V continues with the 118PS petrol and 100PS diesel engines. Honda offers a choice of a CVT with the petrol BR-V while the diesel BR-V gets only a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 6.9-inch touchscreen system is shared with the Honda City and the Jazz Privilege Edition. It also offers the screen for the reverse camera display in the Honda BR-V. The 6.9-inch touchscreen digipad infotainment system of the Honda BR-V brings 3D navigation, internal memory of 1.5GB, Mirror Link, net browsing through an optional wifi router, Bluetooth calling, two USB slots and HDMI-IN port. There however is no provision yet for Apple CarPlay with the Honda BR-V.
No mechanical changes can be seen in the new Honda BR-V and the digipad infotainment is available only on the VX grade. HCIL recently discontinued the Mobilio MPV due to poor sales. Customers also preferred the more SUV-like stance of the BR-V than the Mobilio. A Honda Mobilio facelift was recently introduced in the Indonesia, however, HCIL isn’t commenting if this will come to India and if they plan to revive the Mobilio brand name.