Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Brent Co, Honda Press | posted December 02, 2015 17:32
Honda unveils production version of the all-new BR-V crossover
After getting to drive the prototype version of Honda's latest crossover a few weeks ago, the automaker has officially launched the all-new BR-V during the 2015 Thailand Motor Expo. Billed by the company as an 'Active Sport Crossover', Honda claimed that their new crossover will be able to fit every lifestyle and attract buyers that are more accustomed to compact and subcompact automobiles.
Starting with the exterior, the front end features Honda's distinct 'Solid Wing Face' that is paired with LED projector headlights, diffuser-integrated bumper and honeycomb grill. Moving on, the silhouette and character lines of its main derivative, the Mobilio, can be seen on the side of the crossover. Rounding it all off is a set of 16-inch alloy wheels and roof rails. Towards the back, it has C-shaped LED taillights, a stylish-looking tailgate and a roof-mounted spoiler.
Stepping inside, the crossover can sit 7 and follows Honda's current interior design theme. It has fabric seats all around, new 6.1-inch display audio system, multifunction steering wheel, engine start/stop button and dual zone automatic climate control with vents for all rows of seats.
Under the hood is the 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC inline-four that produces 117 PS at 6,000 rpm along with 146 Nm of torque available at 4,700 rpm. It is then mated to an Earth Dreams developed CVT that drives the front wheels.
Standard safety features and other amenities aboard the new BR-V include: dual SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
Honda also previewed a Modulo styled version of the BR-V at the 32nd Thailand International Motor Expo, which features body styling accessories and exclusive wheels.
Colors available for the TH-spec Honda BR-v are as follows: Premium Amber Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Crystal Black Pearl.