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Old 14th November 2016, 00:31   #631
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BR-V is a good car, but I don't know what Honda was aiming at. They should have brought in HR-V to Rival the Duster/Creta while the BR-V should have replaced the Mobilio and compete with Ertiga. This would have made BR-V more popular due to its SUV looks & space advantage over Ertiga. But Honda thinked other way.
Yes. They should have launched HRV. I would go further and say that and there was no need of BR-V. Instead they should have upgraded interiors of Mobilio to the present BR-V standard. Even today whenever I see mobolio on road, I feel that Honda has lost a great opportunity. In order to differentiate BRV from mobilio they have killed mobilio and and created a product which is neither here nor there.

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Old 14th November 2016, 11:26   #632
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I think the problem lies with people comparing it with the Creta/S-Cross/Duster,Crysta etc etc. These are all Diesel 5 seater vehicles ( except Crysta)
Leaving aside whether it is a SUV, UV, MUV, Sedan, Hatchback, Crossover or a mixture of 2 or more, try to compare it with any other 6/7 seater petrol automatic vehicle and post your feedback.
When I do that, I don't mind paying the 15 Lakhs OTR asking price. I would have paid 18 Lakhs too. If people are willing to pay 25 Lakhs OTR for a Crysta V Auto, there will surely be people willing to pay 15 Lakhs for the BRV.
Price correction or appreciation is Honda's lookout. Why bother
There will always be some individual buyers willing to pay that price. My comment was in terms of what is required to make BRV a sales success. You would have seen the festival season numbers by now. The falling sales of BRV clearly bring out the relevance of my view at launch time.

Now, the problem is that when you do an emergency intervention to correct a mistake, you have to overcompensate a little. The cash crackdown had made it worse for all premium priced cars anyway. Honda needs to get BRV CVT down below 10L OTR in most markets for sales numbers to start picking up. And see if they can launch a diesel automatic for under 11L.

Please don't try to do any more cost cutting on the cars, as these are already very, very basic for the price and missing important features. Look at that music system console. Or that such a long car with poor rear visibility does not come with a reversing sensors and camera. Honda needs to improve here, and also migrate some current VX features to the V, like the front heat absorbing windshield.


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Old 28th November 2016, 16:30   #633
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Happy afternoon ! As mentioned earlier in my posts i was saving....waiting for the BRV V, Manual. I even had thought of waiting till 2017 and buying a 2016 version.

However I came across a very good offer and decided to go in for a second hand Mobilio, V(O), petrol, Oct 2015, 10.5K KM for 8.7L (All inclusive). The car is very well accesorised too.

The Team-bhp second hand car buying guidelines were a great help.

The BRV rates were hiked by the dealer here and a new BRV, V , petrol would have cost me close to 13.75L.

I am not a massive user of the car and this car has been intended only for long drives outside of city. Hence it made sense to me to save upto 5L on a new BRV (3.5L if a new Mobilio was an option). I bought a combo 3M annual car care package covering both my cars (Estillo and Mobilio). It was worth the investment. They have a solid quality background. Got all the 3M reviews from Team-bhp website as well.

I agree with most of the opinions here on the pricing strategy (or lack of it) of Honda.

Honestly after driving around for the last couple of days I think I will miss BRV but not that much
Mind you I will be hovering around this forum always though.

Moderator - Please allow this message if possible because it may only sound like a personal update !

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However I came across a very good offer and decided to go in for a second hand Mobilio, V(O), petrol, Oct 2015, 10.5K KM for 8.7L (All inclusive). The car is very well accesorised too.
That was quite a smart thing to do! What are the features of Mobilio V(O) variant? Is there a significant difference in the seat height/sitting position between Mobilio and BRV? Is the steering setup and gear ratios similar?
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That was quite a smart thing to do! What are the features of Mobilio V(O) variant? Is there a significant difference in the seat height/sitting position between Mobilio and BRV? Is the steering setup and gear ratios similar?
Thanks SmartCat. My experience with the BRV is limited to the 2 test drives I had at the dealership.

- Ride Experience - I donít think there is any major difference. The Safety/Torque/Power/Ride Quality is the same.
- # of gears is 5 for Mobilio. I believe it is 6 for the BRV.

Other than that the BRV of course has the following features (mainly cosmetic) which Mobilio does not have
- Roof Rails (My car is already fitted with the carrier hence I am not missing it)
- Automatic climate control
- Slightly large dimensions (all within 5%)
- Better ground clearance ( R16 v/s R15 tires). I am not an off-roader.
- Automatic ORVMs ( I can live with that )
- Keyless Start ( Yes I miss that :( )
- Electronic Dashboard is feature rich in BRV
- Maybe a few more. The fact that I canít remember means I am not missing them !

On a lighter note I definitely miss the new car smell in my car. I will get it fixed by doing a thorough cleanup at 3M. Having said that I must give it to the original owner. He (his chauffeur) took really good care of the car.

Cannot share the pics as this is a BRV forum.

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Honda managed to sell 416 units of BRV in November
https://www.hondacarindia.com/mediaC...aspx?pr_id=387

Some pretty alloys on BRV -

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Second pic -> Rs. 25,000 for 4 alloys

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Honda managed to sell 416 units of BRV in November
So BR-V join the ranks of Brio and Mobilio as duds in the Honda stable. BR-V seem to have out-rightly rejected by the masses from day one of its launch.
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Another 50% drop

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So BR-V join the ranks of Brio and Mobilio as duds in the Honda stable. BR-V seem to have out-rightly rejected by the masses from day one of its launch.
The owners are called "Stud with a Dud".
What I feel is that the HRV, WRV and all other xRV's are going to meet the same fate. There is just no market for Honda's anymore.
They seriously need to 'up' their Advertising and Marketing reachability, to see their cash registers ringing.
And ofcourse do a major rejig on their product pricing, else the City, Jazz and upcoming Civic, will too become 'duds'.
Had the BRV been priced at OTR 12 Lakhs ( instead of 15 odd lakhs for the BRV CVT), it would have attracted more buyers in my opinion.
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