Car buyers are certainly welcoming the all-new Honda BR-V with open arms, as Honda Malaysia (HMSB) has revealed that the number of bookings for the seven-seat model now stand at 8,500 units as of March 2, 2017.

This piece of news, revealed during the launch of the 2017 Honda City facelift, shows an increase of 1,500 units from the 7,000 units booked as of February 16. Previously, in January, HMSB revealed that 4,000 bookings for the BR-V were made just three weeks after it was launched.

The BR-V is offered in two variants here – E and V – with the latter priced at RM85,800, while the latter is RM92,800 (both prices OTR with insurance). A 1.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC engine (120 PS/145 Nm) is employed on both variants, with drive being directed to the front wheels via an Earth Dreams CVT.

With the higher booking numbers, HMSB expects to complete all deliveries by April, and sincerely apologises to customers for the longer waiting period. Read our review of the BR-V, here.

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