Originally Posted by bhvm
Yes, CVTs do shine there. I guess BRV Feels at home hauling people in dense city traffic or around the city. It does not appear a proper highway cruiser. Did you try cruising beyond 140?
I touched 140 once while overtaking a stubborn Creta driver (Yaa, BR-V was quicker than Creta diesel there) and I guess this car is having some speed limit at around 150 kph though. A good thing IMO
because none of these seven seaters (Including XUV) aren't good for such speeds.
Other puzzle is poor FE you people got. Don't know if that was faulty ECU/ Fuel gague in that car. But doing 100 at below 1.8k RPM , I would expect FE around 18 KMPL.
Same here, I had it being driven with ECO lamp illuminated most of the time but still the overall FE was pathetic. I agree that CVTs are very inefficient while you drive with heavy foot but I guess the high kerb weight and high displacement can be blamed here. This is no City and neither it is as light nor is as aerodynamic.
Even Mighty XUV 2.2 returns 15~16 when driven lightly. With a heavy foot, XUV returns 12~12.5. Thats we hitting x70, Cruizing near 140 and all. |
12 for BRV is really pathetic.
Yesterday Doctor Sachin (He got his XUV 2 days back) was telling me that he is happy with 12 kpl as he was expecting 6-7; I told him exactly same thing as you wrote. From my experience, the FE of XUV 2.2 manual is like:
60 kph and its 15 kpl
80 in 6th and it's easily 16 kpl, add coasting and it reaches 17 (I got that on XUV)
100 and it's 14-14.5
120 and its still 12.5-13.5
140 and it's just 12
160 and it's suddenly 10 kpl
180 and you see 6-7 kpl only
12 in BR-V CVT is actually acceptable if it's attained in say 50-50 city highway drive.
Honda had something called 2.0 IDTEC for the city of yesteryears. Unless they provide a good diesel with good FE, BRV shall fail in India.
Diesel engine for BR-V is good enough actually.
Originally Posted by dr_sachin
Superb review vipul,
Prospective buyers will definitely be helped with all the time and effort that you have put into all this.
Well done and keep it up.
Thanks a lot sirji, see there is an XUV owner mentioning same FE figures as I told you. Heck, I don't like XUV but I am actually an honest boy who gives right advice
(You listening that all XUV owners?)