The Honda BR-V has been spotted in Malaysia again, and unlike the car that was previewed at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) back in November, the interior of the seven-seat SUV is revealed thanks to these images from paultan.org reader Akmal Azmi.
Appearing remarkably similar to the car we drove in Thailand, the BR-V cabin seen here features the steering wheel from the Civic FD (not the Brio-looking one on the Indonesian-spec car) with multimedia controls, automatic air-conditioning, two-tone dashboard and leather seats. This could very well be the range-topper that you’re looking at here.
Meanwhile, the exterior, which is already well known by everyone at this point, is still camouflaged in several areas that hide possible chrome trim pieces, chrome (or body-coloured) door handles and emblems that help to identify which spec this BR-V represents. As we’ve seen on a previous vehicle, the 16-inch fan-blade-design alloy wheels are retained here as well.
The BR-V will be powered by a 1.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC engine as seen on the Jazz and City, which outputs 120 PS and 145 Nm, with drive being sent to the front via an Earth Dreams CVT. As mentioned earlier, the SUV’s seven seats, spread across three rows, can be easily tilted and tumbled to allow for up to 539 litres of boot space.
Furhtermore, three-point safety belts are available for all passengers, and the BR-V has been awarded a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating for models fitted with electronic stability control (ESC). While we await the launch of the BR-V in Malaysia, do check out our review of the SUV, as well as our walk-around video tour, here.
GALLERY: Honda BR-V preview at at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre