After opening their order books in March this year, Honda Malaysia has introduce the facelift 2020 Honda BR-V with two variants available as before – the 1.5E at RM89,900 and the 1.5V at RM96,900. Both models have seen a price increase of around RM3k from when it was first launched in 2017.

The facelift brings about some exterior changes to include a more imposing front grille with visibly more chrome, a more futuristic front bumper design, minor body cladding below the doors and a redesign rear bumper with vertical reflector. Rim size remains unchanged from before at 16-inches albeit a new design. Otherwise exterior specifications are as follow:

EXTERIOR

  • Automatic halogen projector headlamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Chrome door handles (1.5V) Body coloured (1.5E)
  • Roof rails
  • Side mirror with indicators
  • Colour: Marine Purple Pearl (NEW), White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic and Passion Red Pearl

PERFORMANCE

  • Engine: 1.5-litre 4 Cylinder SOHC i‑VTEC
  • Transmission: CVT
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive
  • Horsepower: 120 hp @ 6,600 rpm
  • Torque: 145 Nm @ 4,600 rpm
  • 0 to 100 km/h: 12.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 160 km/h
  • Fuel Consumption: 6.4L/100km

On the inside the BR-V gets new tweeter speakers, cargo lighting, and a cabin filter. The 1.5V in particular gets a new 7-inch display and a HDMI port. The 1.5 V also gets power retractable side mirrors, paddle shifters and a multi function steering wheel along with Black/Red leather upholstery. Here are the rest of the standard equipment:

INTERIOR

  • Keyless entry with Push start
  • Single zone air conditioning
  • Rear air vents
  • 60:40 split folding seats (2nd row)
  • 50:50 split folding seats (3rd row)
  • 1 USB port
  • 6 speakers
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Boot space is rated at 223 litres with the 3rd row in use, but when all the seats are collapsed, the BR-V is capable of swallowing up to 539 litres of cargo. As for safety, here’s what the BR-V is equipped with on both models:

SAFETY

  • Dual airbags
  • Rear seat ISOFIX
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Reverse camera (only in 1.5V)
  • Traction Control
  • ABS
  • Vehicle Stability Assist

Before the Movement Control Order lockdown began in March, Honda also introduced the 2020 facelift Honda Civic and the all-new Honda Accord. Both of which have also seen an increase following some price revisions by the company last year on the City, Jazz and CR-V.


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