The 2022 Honda BR-V has the looks of a crossover and the space of a people carrier
Honda has introduced the model year 2022 BR-V which comes with a completely new design and advanced technology, in Indonesia, today.
Sporting SUV styling, the second-generation BR-V was showcased earlier this year as the New 7 Seater eXcitement (or N7X) concept in the Southeast Asian country to gauge the response of customers.
According to Honda, the 2022 BR-V has been designed to combine the toughness of an SUV and the cabin comfort and functionality of an MPV.
Up front, the 2022 Honda BR-V comes with LED headlamps with LED DRLs, a neat grille which is not oversized, a long, yet simple bonnet, and an aggressive bumper which incorporates a skid plate.
Along the sides, the car has a character line that extends from the headlights to the stop lamps, while there are roof rails, new 17-inch alloy wheels, and enough body cladding.
At the rear, the 2022 Honda BR-V features split LED tail lights, a long tail gate, large windscreen and a short bumper with a skid plate. And yes, there is a roof spoiler too.
The car will be offered with 5 colour choices including Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Premium Opal White Pearl (new) and Taffeta White, in Indonesia.
Inside, Honda has given the SUV a dashboard that resembles the cockpit of the Amaze compact sedan. The car’s instrument cluster has analogue dials and a 4.2-inch TFT display, while the infotainment touchscreen measures 7 inches across.
Both the first and second row passengers get an armrest, all 3 rows get their own power outlets, the third rows have 50:50 split and there are plentiful storage spaces along with as many as 8 bottle holders.
Other features that the car comes with include Smart Entry System, walk-away auto lock, remote engine start, auto-folding ORVMs, Honda LaneWatch, among others.
A 1.5-litre DOHC petrol engine producing 121 PS at 6600 RPM and 145 Nm at 4300 RPM powers the SUV. It comes mated to either a manual gearbox or a new CVT. Interestingly, Honda says the powertrain complies only with Euro 4 emissions regulations.
In terms of safety, the 2022 Honda BR-V comes equipped with parking sensors, multiple airbags, ABS, EBD, ISOFIX plus Tether, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), and, in addition, the Honda SENSING driver-assist technology is also on offer.