During a virtual launch event held today, Honda Motor unveiled the second generation of the BR-V for the first time. The second generation Honda BR-V features a new design that sets it apart from the previous model, which was also introduced in the Indian markets till it was phased out. It also comes with many state-of-the-art features and technology.
While manufacturing the second generation BR-V, Honda claims that it has kept in mind the needs of SUV buyers looking for a seven-seater vehicle. During the idea phase, it was known as the N7X. The concept variant received a positive response from consumers which later became the basis for development of the all-new BR-V.
“The all new Honda BR-V, which was released for the first time in the world, was created to deliver a new concept of style, comfort and performance for driving pleasure for Indonesian consumers,” said Masayuki Igarashi, Chief Officer, Regional said
Operations (Asia and Oceania), Honda Motor.
The new BR-V has a more SUV-like appearance than its predecessor. The additional ground clearance is expected to improve the stance of the SUV. At 220mm, the new BR-V is almost 20mm higher than the previous model.
The brand new BR-design isn’t all that different. A look at its profile reveals the specs of the BR-V. Honda lane watch, remote engine start, walk-away auto lock and smart entry system are among the features and technology available. When you walk inside, you’ll see a redesigned BR-V interior with a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. In addition, the instrument cluster houses a 4.2-inch TFT display.
A 1.5-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine with a maximum output of 121 PS and peak torque of 145 Nm will power the Honda BR-V in 2021. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or a choice of A. CVT gearbox.
Honda has also included a feature called Honda Sensing in the new BR-V. It is an advanced driver assistance package that includes front collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam. Honda has released the new BR-V only in Indonesia for the time being. The Japanese automaker has not revealed whether it plans to bring the new generation vehicle to India in the near future.