The Honda BR-V (Bold Runabout Vehicle) is a mini SUV that manufactured by Honda since 2015. The car shares its platform with the Mobilio MPV, Brio hatchback and the Amaze saloon. The BR-V sits below the HR-V and sold in Indonesia, Thailand, and India.
These cars are tasked to penetrate a medium-sized SUV car marketplace which is considered only occupied by small amount of players. With introductory price range between 23.000 to 26.5oo US dollar, it was expected will be a new rising star to compete with Toyota Rush, Daihatsu Terios and Ford Ecosport.
Honda BR-V Price and Specifications Review
Honda V-BR Exterior Review
Based on the above picture, which is taken directly from the results of the test drive, it was clear that Honda’s flagship SUV has a design that is mixing between the Honda CR-V and Honda Mobilio.
Where is the front facia looks strikingly resembles the Honda CR-V with the use of a large shaped chrome grill and equipped its logo upright in the Center. Honda BR-V brings the sleek shape of headlamp cluster with chrome accents that extends below the grill.
Visibility in driving was increased, thanks to the use of the headlight beams projector. Underneath, the use of colour in bumper is match with the body giving overall good look. Wide air intake parts were also present, its allow proper cooling for the engine of the vehicle. This section is flanked by a pair of fog lamps that are encircled by chrome.
Switch to the side, you will agree that the design of Honda BR-V is a resemble of Honda Mobilio. Where the roofline that rise toward the back, and create a slimmer profile. Door handles use the same color as its body. A pair of rails on the roof of the Honda BR-V gives an accent of typical family car that is stylish, charm, with the touch of sporty shades.
A small antenna in the center of the back is designed to intercept the FM/AM radio signals. On the rear side, the rear tail lights are designed as extending between the two joining parts of the lamp. Its pretty impressive.
Honda BR-V use a set of diamond cut wheels sized 16-inch as its standard wheels. The most important is, ground clearance Honda BR-V or car distance to ground level is quite high, around 200 mm.
Honda BR-V Interior Review
The arrangement of the interiors of these models qualifies as a reasonably ergonomic and good looking though its less luxurious. We cannot expect more for its interiors since this car was positioned below the Honda CR-V / Honda HR-V, but its one level above the Honda Mobilio.
The most interesting is the Honda HR-V sold with a choice of the model of three seat rows which can be folded 50:50 and two rows seats model. For those of you who frequently travel with many family members can choose the first option, but if you travel a lot with a lot stuffs to carry, you can choose the second option, because its offer bigger luggage capacity.
On the part of the driver, the display of information (MID) in the cluster instrument on the dashboard looks innovative , easy to read, and also accessible. The audio system has been equipped with a touch screen panel that can be connected with a smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity. To add the simplicity of its usage, the audio can also be arranged by the driver using the audio button integrated in the left side of the steering wheel.
Not only audio stuffs have some improvement in Honda BR-V, but its also equipped with a variety of the latest technology stuffs in order to fights against its competitors, such as One Push Ignition System – a smart system that allow you to turn on / off the engine by pressing a single push of button. Its also have Smart Key System featured as standard equipment and also automatic air conditioning that able to adjust the cabin temperature in accordance with the conditions of the temperature outside the car. Cooling system would broadly distributed evenly inside the car because its have air conditioner blower also available in the second line of passengers.
Honda V-BR Engine Performance Review
onda BR-V using the engine capacity of 1.5-liter i-VTEC. This machine is capable of producing a power up to 120 HP at 6,600 RPM engine round and peak torque of 145 Nm at 4,600 RPM. The resulting power transmitted to front-wheel drive. These machines are grafted with CVT automatic transmission Earth Dream or manual transmission with 6 accelerations.
Honda V-BR Impression and Handling
Honda BR-V is offered with a powerful braking system consisting of disc brakes in the front, and drum brakes in the rear. This proved enough to stop the car when its drove in the high speed in less than 10 seconds.
For suspension settings, there are McPherson strut for the front axle, while the rear using the torsion beam. Good suspensions giving more comfortable during travel. This car is more comfortable than Honda Mobilio but are not as comfortable as the Honda HR-V / Honda CR-V. As a complement of safety features, Honda V-BR offering antilock braking systems (ABS), brake force distribution system (Electronic Brake Distribution-EBD) and vehicle stability control (Vehicle Stability Assist-VSA).
BR-V Honda Specifications and Technical Data Review
- Engine: Inline 4 cylinder 1.5 liter 16 valves i-VTEC.
- Maximum power: 120 HP @ 6,600 RPM.
- Peak torque: 145 Nm @ RPM 4,600.
- Fuel consumption: 13-15 km/L (in the city). 15-20 km/L (outside the city).
- Suspension: Front McPherson strut and Rear torsion beam.
Honda V-BR Pros
- Masculine exteriors
- Efficient enough to use in a city that is often beset by traffic jams.
- The new prices are affordable.
- Spacious interior with the option of seven seats.
Honda BR-V Cons
- Loud engine sound due to the heavy body causing engine to work harder.
- Interior quality is less good.
- Lack of complete safety features if compared to its competitors.
So, that is a full review of the specification as well as the pros and cons of the Honda BR-V. As a new player in the market of middle-class SUV, Honda BR-V this is a strong candidate against the competitors since its able to cover all the needs of consumers through this car.