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Old 26th May 2016, 09:08   #31
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Just had a quick glance at the UK website to compare BRV with the current Indian Creta. Seems similar in dimensions, engines and features (if we remove the radar assisted safety, LED headlamps and panoramic sunroof which wouldn't make it to our market). Even more so if they plonk in the Indian 1.5 iVTec and 1.5 iDTec.

But BRV is already priced in Creta territory. What am I missing?
I would say it would be more of an unrealistic expectation to think that the HR-V will sit in the Creta territory. With Hyundai readying the Tucson, the HR-V indeed will have a slightly upmarket segment to fit in. That said, in our market where size/quantity drives value, Honda will have a bit of a task to get it right. Hopefully the product quality takes precedence over size and third row seating.
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Looks sweet! After seeing only budget / quirky interiors from their new launches, I kind of forgot that Honda is capable of nice interiors (as was the case with my Civic).

Only thing I found weird is the triple vent arrangement in front of the passenger.

That'll freeze the front passenger to death. Even if he directs the right-most vent to the rear, it won't be as effective as vents conventionally placed on the center fascia.

Of course, this can be solved via rear a/c vents, but still, 3 vents right in front of the dude riding shotgun? Don't see any air volume control either .
I think the air volume control is the up and down arrow on the left side of the control panel.

I agree that this looks plusher than most Honda interiors but I feel its still quite quirky. The screen and the button panel are peculiarly misaligned. The passenger side air vents add to the aesthetic quirkiness.

Even the Gen 2 City felt better quality than the current Gen City. The last Gen CRV felt plusher than the current gen CRV.

Internationally, the 10th Gen Civic is the only car that reminds me of why I love my Honda Civic. Apart from that, while Hyundai has tried to reach closer to Western quality levels, Honda on the other hand has gone closer Maruti and erstwhile Hyundai.

Almost every product offering of theirs feels under-equipped / lower on quality than its direct competitors. Be it Brio, Jazz, Mobilio, City, BR-V, or at some level even CRV (the CRV less so perhaps).

Even the driving experience is now more and more underwhelming. The driving pleasure of the Honda Civic was unmatched compared to its competition. Today, for almost every Honda A/T I can think of another closely priced A/T option that is more fun to drive.

Creta D/AT better to drive than B-RV A/T.
Polo GT TSI better to drive than Jazz / Amaze.
Baleno A/T overall probably better than Brio A/T (although direct competitor probably G-i10.
Vento TSI / TDI (A/T) better to drive than City A/T

Time for Honda to wake up and make desirable cars again.

What I'd like to see from them to once again perceive them as cutting edge high quality leading manufacturer:

A well priced, well equipped, fun to drive and desirable HR-V and Civic (10th Gen).

A new Gen Accord with a credible Hybrid option.

A better finished CRV and City (better equipped City too).

Start from there and take the quality across the board!


EDIT: Re pricing, my guess is if they bring it to India, they'd on road price this in the 16-22 lakh range.

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EDIT: Re pricing, my guess is if they bring it to India, they'd on road price this in the 16-22 lakh range.
When the HRV launches, my estimate is that they will price it at 25 Lakhs. By then the BRV will cost 18~20 OTR, HRV close to 25~28 Lakhs OTR and CRV around 30~32 Lakhs. This is for the top end versions.
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I would say it would be more of an unrealistic expectation to think that the HR-V will sit in the Creta territory. With Hyundai readying the Tucson, the HR-V indeed will have a slightly upmarket segment to fit in.
Yes. And I'm trying to understand what makes them think HRV can take on Tucson and avoid all comparisons with Creta.

Size is similar to Creta.
Features are more or less similar to Creta.
Platform is based on Jazz, similar to i20 platform of Creta.
Engines are comparable to Creta.

So how would it compete against Tucson? It's a path Yeti has taken and not met with much of a success.
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Yes. And I'm trying to understand what makes them think HRV can take on Tucson and avoid all comparisons with Creta.

Size is similar to Creta.
Features are more or less similar to Creta.
Platform is based on Jazz, similar to i20 platform of Creta.
Engines are comparable to Creta.

So how would it compete against Tucson? It's a path Yeti has taken and not met with much of a success.
Size yes, but the HR-V looks and feel like what a Honda should be; it is a quality product unlike the emerging market models which Honda is trying its luck with. I have traveled in the HR-V as a passenger and it feels more aligned to a CR-V than a City or Jazz. Yeti’s case was different. There was nothing like it when it was launched, and because of its SUV tag it was compared to the likes of Fortuner (on a price point and size) and was immediately dismissed as a dud. The scene is quite different now, and I can see a new segment of small luxury cross-overs with the arrival of Tucson (and HR-V, Kaptur etc.). Even the Yeti would have probably worked if it was launched now.
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Is honda xrv which launched in chengdu motor show is Indian version hrv or xrv?
Can someone give me more info on this?
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