The Honda BR-V was recently previewed at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC), making it the first public debut of the seven-seater SUV on Malaysian soil. Today, we bring you a quick walk-around tour of Honda Malaysia’s latest model, so you can get to know the BR-V a little better.
The BR-V is a crossover variation of the Mobilio MPV, and is powered by a 1.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine providing 120 hp, which Honda says is the highest in its class, and 145 Nm of torque. All that power is directed to the front wheels via an Earth Dreams CVT automatic.
Being a seven-seater, the BR-V comes three rows of seats, with the second row being 60:40 split-folding ones, whereas the third row is 50:50 split-folding. They can be easily slid into place (second-row only), folded down or tumbled with a few lever/strap pulls, allowing for up to 539 litres of boot space.
As for kit, projector headlamps (with DRLs), 16-inch alloy wheels, reverse camera, leather seats, second-row air-conditioning and three-point safety belts for all seven seats are all offered, at least on the preview unit you see here. We’ll have to wait and see if additional variants will be offered, as well as how much they may cost.
In terms of safety, the BR-V was awarded a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating for models fitted with electronic stability control (ESC). The model scored 14.79 points out of a possible 16 points in the adult occupant protection test, with a 72% compliance in terms of child occupant protection.
Interested? Well, you can register your interest at Honda Malaysia’s official website, and while you’re at it, you can also check out the various roadshow locations where the BR-V will be on display. You can also read our first review of the SUV, here.
GALLERY: Honda BR-V preview at the MIECC