Before the BR-V came into the picture, everybody’s eyes got lit up when the Jazz-based HR-V, which was much more premium offering, was unveiled. However, soon after Honda quashed it for India and said a more India-specific compact SUV is being prepared and the outcome is the upcoming Brio-based BR-V, which is a budget product, quite clearly.

Now, according to Pakwheels, our neighbourhood nation, Pakistan is going to get the HR-V soon. In fact, the report goes on to say that Honda Atlas, the distributor for Honda products in Pakistan, has already started importing units of the HR-V from Thailand and will retail them at around 3.5 million Pakistani Rupee which equates to about 22 lakhs in INR. HRV will come equipped with the familiar 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol mill (same as the one found in the City) mated with a CVT gearbox.

HR-V

India, on the other hand will be getting the smaller BR-V which is based on the Brio-Amaze platform. Honda gave cost as the main reason of not introducing the HR-V in our market. The difference here, however, is that while the BR-V will be a locally made product, HRV in Pakistan will be imported as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) from Thailand attracting heavy duties. Honda also sells the Accord and Civic in Pakistan which are not available in India at the moment.

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BR-V

HRV or the Vezel as it is also called in some international markets is a beautiful car and let us hope, Honda considers it for India as well, some day…


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