Mahindra NuvoSport versus Honda BR-V battle of burly SUVs
The SUV market is gaining popularity in India, the competition level in this segment has intensified greatly. The arrival of Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Creta has elevated the SUV competition power. Mahindra is a forerunner of the SUV market, visible on the XUV500, Scorpio and Xylo. Now the company is facing competition heat from recent arrivals and has introduced a good range of SUV’s such as TUV300, KUV100 and NuvoSport. For people who are confused about which car to buy, NuvoSport or BR-V, let us compare the two cars and come to a decision.
The SUV market is gaining popularity in India, the competition level in this segment has intensified greatly. The arrival of Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Creta has elevated the SUV competition power. Mahindra is a forerunner of the SUV market, visible on the XUV500, Scorpio and Xylo. Now the company is facing competition heat from recent arrivals and has introduced a good range of SUV’s such as TUV300, KUV100 and NuvoSport.
The NuvoSport is an interesting car and it is a facelift variant of Quanto, and Honda has recently introduced the BR-V compact SUV, the company’s first venture into this segment in India. For people who are confused about which car to buy, NuvoSport or BR-V, let us compare the two cars and come to a decision.
The design of NuvoSport is inspired from Quanto, it is an under four-meter compact SUV car, and it is engineered on new Scorpio platform. It is not difficult to distinguish between NuvoSport and Quanto, and the most noticeable change is visible on front portion. The professionally designed split headlights look amazing and so does the eyebrow shaped daytime running lights. The styling of bumper is new and different from Quanto and the silver skid plate enhances the true SUV stance of the car. When you view the car from the rear and side, you will be reminded of Quanto, but there are distinctive changes visible on new tail lights and trendy 16-inch alloy wheels.
The styling of BR-V is awesome and incredibly unique and the uniqueness is engraved on sparkling dense chrome grille, cutting-edge lines and creases and huge projector headlights filled with LED lights. The side view of the car is elegant as well, and the sixteen-inch alloy wheels look cool and there are tints of shiny chrome on doors and matte silver roof rails look fantastic. There is nothing much to look forward to on the rear portion, and it looks rather plain.;
Step inside the NuvoSport and you will be reminded of Quanto, Mahindra has styled the car to create a modern twenty-first century design image. The grey and black décor looks vibrant and there is lots of luxury to look forward to, visible on the stunning 6.2-inch touchscreen with FM support, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. The air conditioning unit is powerful and so is the automatic climate control. This is a seven seat car with 5+2 seating configuration and there is ample space inside with more than sufficient headroom and legroom space. There are ample storage units, there are two cup holders close to gear lever, and in the door pads there are bottle holders.
The interior of BR-V is similar to Honda Amaze compact sedan and the all black décor is vibrant. The design of the dashboard is top class and the center console covered in a neat piano finish is stunning. The quality of equipment is great and watch out for steering fitted controls, top-class music system with Bluetooth, rear air-conditioning and automatic climate control. An important point to remember is the car does not have reverse camera, navigation and touchscreen infotainment. This is a seven seat vehicle and it is cramped inside with little shoulder space, but there is good amount of headroom and legroom space.
Mahindra NuvoSport is sold for a price range of Rs 7.6 to 10 lakhs and the BR-V is priced at Rs 8.9 to 13 lakhs
With regard to design, both cars are equally good, the interior of NuvoSport is better than BR-V. From the analysis of comparison NuvoSport offers more value for money and is the better car.;
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.