Honda has discontinued the BR-V seven-seat MPV in India. The stringent BS-VI emission standards officially took into effect from the 1st of April and Honda has decided not to upgrade the pseudo SUV.
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The BR-V was launched in India back in May 2016, hardly 5 months after the vehicle made its debut. However the vehicle didn’t achieve much success in Indian market. The sales figure below will show the BR-V never picked up any momentum; in fact it kept on a constant decline reaching to abysmal sales of just 2,857 units in year 2019 averaging only 238 odd units a month.
Honda BR-V was available with two engine options in India, a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol unit paired to a 6-speed manual or a CVT and a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol versions were priced between INR 9.52 lac and INR 12.85 lac whereas the diesel versions were available from INR 10.16 lac and INR 13.82 lac. During its last days, some dealerships were even offering an INR 1.0 lac discount on the BR-V but that didn’t help its sales either.
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In Pakistan the BR-V is also going through a distressing period with sales suffering from a 45% decline as of the first 8 months of this fiscal year. Honda BR-V saw just 1,832 units sold during this period (averaging 229 units a month) as compared to 3,317 units sold in the corresponding period a year earlier.
Honda Atlas introduced the BR-V facelift in October last year however it also substantially jacked up its prices. During the last 24 months the BR-V in Pakistan has witnessed a 42% increase in price. Currently the Honda BR-V variants retails at:
- BR-V MT PKR 29.99 lac
- BR-V CVT PKR 31.49 lac
- BR-V CVT-S PKR 32.99 lac
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