It sure seems like Honda Malaysia is off to a great start to the year! After launching the all-new BR-V in the first week of 2017, the company has secured over 4,000 bookings to date. This is by leaps and bounds more than their sales target of 800 units a month!
Of the 4,000 BR-Vs on order, 83 percent of them are the range topping V variant. Unlike the longer wait list of the HR-V and Civic, Honda Malaysia ensures that customers will receive their vehicles within one to two months, thanks to adjustments made to the production plant.
To recap, the range topping V variant is priced at RM93k and comes with all the bells and whistles such as front fog lamps, exterior chrome garnish, leather upholstery, leather wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, automatic climate control, keyless entry and start, 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system and reverse camera. Entry level E variant is yours for RM86k but makes do with fabric upholstery, urethane steering wheel, manual air conditioning and a standard audio system.
Both cars are powered by a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder SOHC with i-VTEC, producing 118 hp and 145 Nm of torque. Drive is sent exclusively to the front wheels via a continuous variable transmission (CVT). On the safety front, both variants are equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), hill-start assist and ISOFIX mounting points.
Honda’s recent efforts in pushing for practical, well-specced and decently priced cars have certainly paid off in a huge way. Both the E and V grade will ferry seven occupants while receiving a 5-Star ASEAN NCAP crash safety rating. If you’re keen on buying the BR-V, hurry on to your nearest Honda showroom before the waiting period gets longer! While you’re at it, be sure to check out our First Look of the Honda BR-V embedded in the gallery below.