Honda BR-V & New Accord To Be Unveiled At 2016 Auto Expo

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Honda Cars India will be showcasing two new vehicles at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi. The BR-V compact SUV and the all-new Accord premium sedan.

The Accord sedan was discontinued in India owing to poor sales. Previously, the premium sedan was offered in India in petrol or an optional hybrid engine. Honda is most likely to continue offering only the petrol and hybrid option in the all-new Accord.

Honda's Accord will compete with the likes of the Toyota Camry and Hyundai Elantra models. The all-new Accord will be offered as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) to Indian customers.

The BR-V compact SUV, on the other hand, is a highly anticipated offering ever since it has been showcased at 2015 Thailand Motor Show. Honda has developed its BR-V on the Brio platform that has spawned the Amaze and the Mobilio. Powering the BR-V will be Honda's 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines.

Honda's BR-V is more likely to compete against the popular Hyundai Creta in the compact SUV market. The BR-V will also compete with the Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, and Mahindra TUV 3OO; however, Honda's compact SUV will bear a higher price tag than its competitors.

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Story first published: Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 11:38 [IST]
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