First introduced in 2017, Honda Malaysia has given its Bold Runabout Vehicle (or the BR-V) some updates and it’s set to be launched by Q1 of this year.

Since its launch two years ago, over 36,000 units of BR-V have been sold in Malaysia as at January 2020. Its 1.5-litre engine with 120 hp and 145 Nm paired to a CVT gearbox soldiers on while the exterior has been refreshed with items such as:

  • New front bumper
  • New front grille
  • New front lower bumper garnish
  • New front fog light garnish
  • New rear lower bumper garnish
  • New shark fin antenna
  • New 16-inch wheel design

These will be added to the existing projector headlamps, with LED daytime running lights, and LED combination tail lamps.

Keyless Entry adds to the Push Start function to complement the new leather seats with Red accents for a touch of that “Honda sportiness”. No red badges elsewhere though.

Taken from Honda Malaysia’s Facebook page.

These will add to the creature comforts currently offered in the BR-V, including a reverse camera, automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity.

On the safety front, the BR-V comes with dual airbags although Honda has really got to up that number seeing as it is a 7-seater, used mostly for ferrying loved ones no less.

Elsewhere you get ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill-start Assist alongside its 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating for adult occupant protection.


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