A lot has been written about the Honda BR-V, some a bit harsh but hard truth, but we are happy to give it a warm welcome. Let’s first address the elephant in the room. Yes, it’s not the most attractive crossover in the market, but it’s is one practical seven-seater vehicle. The BR-V is almost 4.5 metres in length, which translates into a spacious cabin. It also has one the most comfortable seats in its class.
Initially, when the BR-V was launched last year, Honda deprived it from rear camera, parking sensors and a touchscreen infotainment system. Thankfully within four months, they addressed these issues. Unfortunately, our long-term isn’t an upgraded version, but we promise not to crib about the old music system.
Powered by the 99bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine, the cabin can get a bit noisy. To give credit where credit is due, Honda has worked on cabin insulation and the WR-V is a prime example how less the engine noise is audible. Getting back to the BR-V, I drive around 80 kilometres a day negotiating usual city traffic, and to my surprise, it refused to return a mileage below 20km/l with the AC on. I’m looking forward to what other surprises it springs on us.