Honda BR-V, a Japanese automaker, has not been able to make a special place among the people in India. But this car is known to perform well in some other Asian markets. In an effort to maintain the popularity of the BR-V, Honda has unveiled a new version of the BR-V. Which is its second generation model and is based on the N7X concept. The concept was showcased earlier this year.
What's special about the design
The new BR-V looks very similar to the N7X concept, just like the previous BR-V, it shares its underpinnings with the Honda City. At the same time, this seven-seat Honda SUV in its new avatar is completely different from its predecessor model. The silhouette is still a bit curvy but the wide radiator grille at the front, chiseled bumper and LED headlamps with LED DRLs give the new BR-V a completely new identity. Though designed for urban driving, the new BR-V looks a bit bumpy thanks to the side cladding and roof rails.
Interior and Features
The new BR-V also gets a new interior layout which is reminiscent of the interior of the WR-V. The three-row SUV also gets a seven-inch touchscreen system, a semi-digital instrument cluster with 4.2-inch TFT display, automatic AC, keyless entry, auto-foldable ORVMs and remote engine start. On the other hand, the new BR-V gets a lane-watch system for blindspot detection and RDM (Road Departure Mitigation), adaptive cruise control, auto high-beam, collision mitigation braking system, lane-keeping assist system, among other safety features. Features like airbag, ABS, EBD, reversing camera etc. have also been provided.
The new BR-V is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine. It is actually the same engine that makes 119 bhp at 6,600 rpm along with 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm. This engine is available with the new CVT automatic transmission.