Honda BR-V (BRV)
The Honda BR-V (Honda BRV) was previewed by Honda in the middle of 2015. The production is now started and it is available as 2016 model. The BRV, stands for Bold Runabout Vehicle, is a all-new seven-seat compact SUV. With the price tag of 820,000 baht for seven-seat SV and 750,000 baht for five-seat V, it is believed that this is the car Honda plans to target people who want Honda HR-V (Honda HRV) or Honda CR-V (Honda CRV, see also Honda CRV Problems) but with a lower price tag.
Under the hood, the BR-V is powered by Honda’s L15Z1 SOHC 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine producing 118 hp and 145 Nm of torque. Transmission wise, it is only available with a CVT automatic transmission.
So far, the Honda BR-V (BRV) is only available in Thailand, India, and Indonesia. The Indonesian model is also available in 6 speed manual which cost 236.500.000 IDR.
Exterior wise, LED lights was used in both front and rear. Interior technology includes automatic climate control, hill-start assists, reverse camera, traction and stability control system, dual airbags, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen that works like a smartphone.
Honda BR-V Competitors: Ford EcoSport, a 5-seat SUV powered by 1.5-liter engine producing 110 hp.
A White Honda BR-V waiting for potential buyers to test drive.
Honda BRV vs Honda HRV
Many people are comparing the Honda BRV vs Honda HRV. Without doubt, there are a lot of differences between these two cars. The first thing is the price. The BR-V is more affordable. Size wise, the BR-V is 4,455mm x 1,735mm x 1,650mm while the HR-V is 4,295mm x 1,772mm x 1605mm. Obviously, the BR-V is slightly bigger. The BR-V is a seven seater SUV while the HR-V is only available as a 5-seater subcompact SUV. Power wise, the HR-V features a 130hp four-cylinder engine under the hood. It is more power compared to the 118hp engine under the hood of BR-V.
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