On the topic of practicality, a seven-seater people mover is arguably the best choice. Ferrying the kids, relatives and friends all in one go with space for some cargo. However, not everyone is prepared to stretch over a quarter million ringgit on premium MPVs like the Toyota Alphard and Vellfire. That’s where budget friendly seven-seater crossovers like the Nissan Grand Livina, Toyota Avanza and Proton Exora fits the bill.
Fortunately for consumers, more car manufactures are aware of this growing demand and have since shift their product concentration onto this segment. Honda is no exception. The company has previewed their seven-seater crossover, the Honda BR-V at the 2016 Malaysian Autoshow held just recently at Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC).
Much like the Honda Civic preview, Honda kept some parts of the car under wraps. In the case of the BR-V, half the cabin was hidden from the public. Based on Honda’s mini MPV the Mobilio, the BR-V is larger in every dimension compared to the HR-V.
Under the hood, the Honda BR-V will feature a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder i-VTEC engine that produces 120 hp. No torque figures were revealed but expect to produce the 145 Nm figures of the Honda Jazz and City.
Exterior wise, the BR-V comes with projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, halogen fog lamps, keyless entry, reverse camera, roof rails and 16-inch dual tone alloys. In the back seats, the BR-V features leather seats, roof mounted air-vents with fan controls, 60:40 split configurations for the second row and of 50:50 split configurations for the third row. Boot space is rated at 223 litres with all the seats up and 539 litres with the third row seats down.
No other details were revealed to us but we know that the BR-V will be locally assembled. Do stay tuned to our website for further updates to come. For now, enjoy our quick First Look of the all-new Honda BR-V!