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Old 4th February 2016, 15:47   #1
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Big shout-out to Anshuman & Eddy for their coverage and photographs.


The first look of the Honda stall was a little disappointing. If it were to display the oldies (Brio, Amaze & Mobilio), one would have expected a little more color at least:
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The BR-V, which was to be unveiled later, was no doubt the most awaited Honda launch at this expo:
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The upcoming Accord was another unveil:
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Honda and Toyota were the two stalls flaunting their awards for quality:
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BR-V

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Must say, the front-end is rather muscular, despite the dollops of chrome. Note the projector headlamps too:
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Even the front 3/4th view looks good, with the black plastic cladding on the sides and over the wheel arches adding some character:
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However, seeing the full length of the car is where it starts to appear more like a MUV than an attempted SUV:
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The kink along the window-line is something I'm still unable to find attractive. Huge window area for the middle passengers though:
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Note the connected tail-lamps. Ever seen a chrome garnish above the number-plate placed so low?:
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Expected launch for the BR-V in India is F.Y. 2016-2017:
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In cases like these, roof rails are more of an aesthetic addition to make the vehicle appear taller:
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While the BR-V looks good on the outside, it's rather drab on the inside:
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Despite the crossover positioning, Eddy felt like the seat height was lower than his S-Cross:
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Plastic quality is bad (hard), and certain parts like the sun shades are Alto-level quality:
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Spacious glovebox:
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As you can see, the interiors don't have a premium feel at all:
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The BR-V shown here has a different center console than the one Samurai drove in Japan:
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Steering wheel shared with the Honda City:
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Instrument cluster is very clean and simple:
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Engine start/stop button is present:
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Middle row space is average, though as expected, the last row has limited space:
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Good boot space for a 7-seater (with the last row functional):
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The last row splits, in case you want to have a 6th passenger along with some additional luggage:
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The whole rear bench tumbles together:
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Accord

After a short hiatus, Honda will be bringing the Accord back to India with this 9th generation version. Expect the launch in F.Y. 2016-2017.

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Semblances of the last gen Accord are clearly carried forward in the design:
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The display car had 17" wheels:
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Nice to see a car proudly displaying a tailpipe. It's been a while!
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The split bumper at the bottom edge adds a slightly sporty feel to the otherwise conservative rear styling:
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Reverse camera:
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Note the chrome strip positioned extremely low on the rear bumper:
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On the inside its still W-I-D-E:
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Look at the number of buttons on the steering! Surprising for a Honda:
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Clean & classy instrument dials:
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Nothing too swanky or modern on the center console:
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When you're driving a big petrol engine, you'll take whatever savings you can get:
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Eddy found the ergonomic to be spot on:
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Big and lockable glove-box:
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Interesting dual-function control! Push to open the fuel flap; pull to open the boot:
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Beige, black and wood on the door-pads:
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Even the rear doors get massive door-pockets:
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Similar legroom to the outgoing Accord. Roomy, with good width and comfortable seats:
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The center armrest gets a storage compartment and basic controls to the audio system:
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Yes, it gets a sun-roof:
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Boot is the size of an average Japanese 2BHK:
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You can easily flip the rear seats forward from within the boot:
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Honda Project 2&4 Concept

Powered by the Honda RC213V engine. It's designed to be a 4-wheeler that gives you the experience of a 2-wheeler. Looks wicked and certainly would be a lot of fun!

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McLaren Honda MP4-30

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The Honda engineers in India came up with this version of the Jazz (cosmetic changes) as part of an internal assignment. No plans for a production version though:
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The Brio, though a competent hatch, is not a patch on the new cars in the segment:
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We expected some "souped up" versions of the Amaze & Mobilio but that did not happen:
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The other Honda regulars were displayed, but did not garner too much attention:
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And finally, some of Honda's engines on display:
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Big heart from Honda to bring that F1 dud into display. If they had kept the replaced engines as well that would have been an awesome sight.

Coming to the BR-V, I am not sure I get Honda's intentions. If there is not enough leg room in the middle room and if interiors looks like a 5L hatch, how does it expect to dispatch the Creta or make a dent on the S-Cross/Duster.

I had hoped they would come with the 1.5 Petrol in the Jazz and continue with the two different transmission options. Unfortunately no news on that.

The new Accord looks well. The interiors (dash) isn't lively but the rest of the car looks tailor made for the chauffeur driven.
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Seems to be a half hearted attempt from Honda. Bringing their existing portfolio as-is and in drab colors. With competition hotting up in the premium hatch and compact sedan segment, they should have put some more effort to showcase something more. The Brio and Mobilio are big flops, Jazz is struggling under the Baleno onslaught and with Hyundai sprucing up the i20 and VW the Polo, competition is going to hot up further. Amaze goes up and down and would be interesting to see how it performs with several new launches in the space.


The BR V looks good, but from the pictures and description, interiors seem to be below par. Also surprised to note that the space seems to be average. Honda are masters at space management.

Overall, to me, a disappointing Honda Stall.
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Is that the face lifted city?? The grille looked different. Nice spoiler also.
Any interior changes??
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Is that the face lifted city?? The grille looked different. Nice spoiler also.
Any interior changes??
No - it's not the facelifted City. The front grill is sold as an accessory and so is the spoiler.
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Disappointing show by Honda. Looks like they are not working on a mid-life facelift of Amaze or Brio and concentrating more on City, BRV and Jazz.
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I get a feeling that the Accord won't go head on with the Camry on pricing. It looks too similar to the discontinued accord inside out. Maybe Honda will trump the market by pricing this in the 23-26 lakh bracket which currently has a void.
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The new Accord is a generation ahead of the older accord sold in India. It's body is slightly smaller. We missed the newer generation in India the last few years while it was launched abroad. What we are seeing now is the facelifted version of the newer Accord. I love it.
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Any idea when the diesel CRV will be launched? It's been a while since I heard about it. Was actually looking forward to hearing some news about the diesel CRV during the auto expo but still no signs of launch
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