After a few delays, Honda has officially unveiled the all-new three-row BR-V. The new BR-V is first available in Indonesia, then in other regions. The Honda N7X concept debuted earlier this year as a preview of the BR-V. We go through the details of Honda’s new three-row car.
Style And Design
As previously stated, the new Honda BR-V retains the N7X concept’s appearance. The design has an upright front, a wide greenhouse, a longish wheelbase, and a rounded rear, which are all similar to the idea. The BR-V gets new headlamps with integrated daytime running lights, a simpler front bumper with circular fog lamps, and a softer front chin with a fake brush metal finish. The wheel design appears to be simplified on the sides as well, with standard Honda-style five-spoke units. Apart from that, the side skits get a little makeover, and that’s all for the differences between the actual SUV and the N7X concept.
Technology And Features
The BR-V will be equipped with the same infotainment system as the City, according to Honda. Honda LaneWatch with blindspot detection, Honda SmartKey, and Honda Sensing with features including adaptive cruise control will also be available on higher versions.
Engine And Powertrain
The new Honda SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. This is the same engine that powers the Honda City, and it produces 121hp and 145Nm. There are two transmission options: a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic.
Rivals And Future In India
The new BR-V competes in Indonesia against the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia, and other three-row midsize SUVs/crossovers. In India, Honda has discontinued the slow-selling BR-V, and the company presently does not provide a 7-seat vehicle in the country. While the new BR-V might be a strong challenger in India, Honda has yet to provide an update on the car. The City and the Amaze are now available in India, and a mild-hybrid version of the former is likely to be released soon. In addition, Honda has begun development on an all-new SUV for India, which you can learn more about here.
Also, read: Honda City 2022 could be India’s most fuel-efficient car