The all-new Honda BR-V has been officially revealed by the Japanese brand’s Indonesian arm as a rather drastic evolution of the current model. Based on the N7X concept, the new generation embraces an SUV design in full effect and brings with it a number of modern features.
While retaining its seven-seater configuration, the Honda BR-V steps away from its MPV origins with a new dynamic body shape boasting firm lines that blend from the front to the back of the body. At the helm, the manufacturer has applied a more aggressive and sporty appearance with new LED headlamp clusters and DRLs that are integrated into the front grille, at the rear, new LED light bars designed to blend with the body lines are applied for a more fluid look. The SUV sits on a pair of 17-inch alloy wheels to round off the roughed look.
Being a seven-seater, the highlight of the all-new Honda BR-V is within the cabin (of which no official images are available yet) where both the first and second row are provided with armrests to enhance comfort levels while on the go. The new model also features more power outlets in the front console as well as the second and third row of seats. Convenience and entertainment is further provided by the 4,2-inch TFT instrument cluster and 7,0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
New to the Honda BR-V as well is a layer of leather applied to the cabin. This has been used on the armrests, side doors and dashboard panels. Storage space claims to be more flexible to increase its usability with the new armrests boasting small storage compartments. Cup holders are also fitted to the console area while a sun visor with a makeup mirror and lamp, storage compartment with many pockets behind the seat front passenger, eight water bottle holders and third row seats that can be folded up to 50:50 further enhance packaging appeal.
Under the bonnet, the all-new Honda BR-V adopts the brand’s DOHC 1,5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 89 kW and 145 N.m of torque transmitted to the front wheels via a CVT.
The new Honda BR-V’s introduction into the South African market is yet to be confirmed.