Next-generation Honda BR-V gets high marks in latest ASEAN NCAP tests

Last week, Honda Cars Philippines Inc (HCPI) officially previewed the next-generation BR-V during the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), where curious showgoers were able to take a closer look at the all-new 7-seater crossover.

With the BR-V serving as the brand's best-selling vehicle, it's no wonder HCPI decided to bring it to this year's PIMS in order to generate interest from customers. But just how safe will the BR-V be when it's officially launched in the country?

According to the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP), it's very safe. The all-new Honda BR-V was just awarded a five-star safety rating by the ASEAN NCAP and scored high marks in Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), Child Occupant Protection (COP), Safety Assists, and Motorcyclist Safety (MS).

Out of a maximum score of 32 points, the BR-V achieved 26.98 points in AOP which is composed of front impact, side-impact, and head protection tests. Over to COP, the BR-V also delivered an impressive 44.53 points out of a total of 51, excelling in dynamic tests and in child restraint systems tests.

When it came to Safety Assists, all variants of the BR-V come with the following safety features for the ASEAN market, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), and dual front airbags. For extra peace of mind, the BR-V comes with Honda Sensing for the first time.

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This gives the 7-seater intelligent driver aids such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning system, forward collision warning system (FCWS), and even a lane-keep assist (LKA). With its plethora of active and passive safety features, the ASEAN NCAP awarded the BR-V with a total of 16.50 points out of a maximum of 21.

Last but not least, the BR-V also scored well in Motorcyclist Safety. With blind-spot detection, automatic high beams, pedestrian protection, and AEB for motorcycles, the BR-V was able to deliver. However, the crossover lacks rear visualization for motorcyclists which somehow lets it down by several points, resulting in only securing 8.10 points out of a total of 16.

Nonetheless, the BR-V was still able to get a total of 77.02 points out of 100 in the 2021 – 2025 ASEAN NCAP tests – giving it a maximum 5-star safety rating.

You are right to wait patiently for HCPI to officially launch the next-generation BR-V in the country because it's one of the safest cars on the road today alongside its sibling, the HR-V.