Honda lately revealed its first three-row, all-new BR-V after several delays. This new BR-V is scheduled to be offered in Indonesia first and then, it will go on sale in other markets.
This new BR-V was showcased earlier this year as the Honda N7X concept and it caught the attention of all the auto enthus and media due to its sleek and contemporary styling. This new BR-V is a three-row vehicle with room for seven passengers and has gone through various tweaks for good.
Let us know all the key details of this new SUV and find out what this global SUV would get.
According to Honda, the new Honda BR-V adheres to the design of the N7X concept vehicle. It features an upright nose, a large greenhouse, a longish wheelbase and a rounded back end, similar to the idea and concept. The BR-V gains slightly altered headlamp units with integrated daytime running lights, a traditional round fog lamp design in the front bumper, and a faux brush aluminium finish at the front chin. There is also a simplified design for the side wheels, which are familiar Honda five-spoke units. In addition to this, the side skits see a mild redesign and that is the only difference between the production-spec SUV and the concept model.
Honda confirms the BR-V will come with the same information display system found in the City. Furthermore, the higher variants will get Honda Lane Watch, which has blind-spot detection, Honda Smart Key and Honda Sensing, which has features such as adaptive cruise control.
The new Honda SUV has a petrol engine with a 1.5-litre capacity called the i-VTEC. The engine is the same as that in the Honda City and delivers 121hp and 145Nm of torque. The 5-speed manual transmission and CVT automatic transmission are available.
Rivals and Honda’s plans in India:
A new two-row midsize SUV/crossover offered by Honda will compete with Toyota’s Avanza and Daihatsu’s Xenia in Indonesia. India is Honda’s only market with no product in the 7-seat category. The brand pulled the plug on the BR-V and no 7-seater is planned for our market. Honda has not updated its BR-V vehicle in India, even though it seems like a good contender. A mild-hybrid version of the City is expected to be launched soon as the company currently sells the City and the Amaze in India. In addition, Honda has begun developing an Indian SUV.