Following its debut in production guise last month at the Thailand International Motor Expo, the Honda BR-V is now on sale on the local market.
It’s getting a bit difficult to keep track of Honda’s names for crossovers after the HR-V, CR-V, and the upcoming C-HR. From now on the company also has a BR-V which takes the shape of an affordable seven-seater “Active Sport Crossover” belonging to the popular sub-compact segment.
It’s available in Thailand where it can be had exclusively with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine producing 117 horsepower delivered to the wheels via a new continuously variable transmission. The motor is compatible with E85 fuel (ethanol), so the BR-V should prove to be quite economical to operate and an ideal solution for large families in need of cheap transportation.
Honda Thailand is selling the three-row crossover with a choice of five exterior body paints and an extensive range of standard safety equipment. This includes anti-lock brakes (ABS), dual front airbags, hill start assist (HSA), vehicle stability assist (VSA), and electronic brake distribution (EBD). There’s also a rearview camera working together with the 6.1-inch touchscreen part of the infotainment system compatible with Android and iOS devices. It even has an HDMI port alongside the usual USB, AUX sockets and Bluetooth connectivity.
Other goodies worth mentioning include the LED position lamps and taillights, along with roof rails, push button start and Honda Smart Key system. In terms of practicality, the seven-seater’s third row has a 50:50-split folding type whereas the five-seat model comes with a 60:40-split second row.
As for pricing, the five-seat Honda BR-V kicks off at 750,000 baht (almost $21,000) and is followed by the seven-seater at 820,000 baht (almost $22,900).
Source: Honda Thailand