Automotive Honda BR-V 2nd generation front launch

Published on September 22nd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


2nd Generation Honda BR-V Premiered In Indonesia With Sensing, LaneWatch And More

The all-new Honda BR-V was launched yesterday in Indonesia by PT Honda Prospect Motor.

At a virtual launch hosted by PT Honda Prospect Motor, the 2nd generation Honda BR-V was given its world premiere. The 7-seater B-segment crossover’s overall design was first teased in Indonesia in May as the Honda N7X Concept. It was very obviously going to be the new BR-V based on its proportions, looks and specs. However, few thought the production model would be ready so quickly with barely any changes made.

Honda N7X Concept_2021

The 2nd generation Honda BR-V now gets a lot more technological features, many were completely missing from the outgoing model. This includes:

  • Honda Sensing
    • Road Departure Mitigation
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Auto High Beam
    • Collision Mitigation Braking System
    • Lane Keeping Assist System
    • Lead Car Departure Notification
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Walk-Away Auto Lock
  • Smart Entry System

New Honda BR-V Design

The all-new Honda BR-V sports similar proportions to the outgoing model, but is a little cleaner, more upmarket and dynamic looking.

The front grille is large and takes up quite a large area with horizontal slats and the LED headlight units are integrated quite neatly. LED daytime running lights also form part of the front fascia. New 17″ rims with a dual tone finish complete the look.

Around back, there’s a Rear Combi Lamp with LED Light Bars running parallel to the body lines. The license plate has been moved to a lower section of the tailgate and the Honda badge sits at the centre, similar to the design of the new HR-V. There’s a sharkfin antenna and black plastic body cladding, with grey accent pieces on the bumpers and side skirts.

The cockpit gets some new premium appointments. There’s a piece of leather trim with stitching above the glove box. Similar trim seems to be on the door cards as well. The seats are also leather-wrapped and there’s a 1st and 2nd row armrest. 12V power outlets are available in all three rows. The new BR-V comes with 8 bottle holders and the third row of seats can be folded in a 50:50 split. A 4.2″ TFT display is present on the instrument cluster, while a 7″ infotainment system is also present.

Same Honda BR-V Engine, New Gearbox

As before, the new BR-V is powered by a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC in Indonesia. It produces 121PS at 6,600 rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,300rpm. This tried and tested engine is mated to a new CVT for better emissions and fuel efficiency.

In Indonesia, there is also a manual transmission option. There, the new BR-V will be offered in four trim levels:

BHPetrol_Euro5 Diesel_2021

Honda BR-V Specs and Trim Levels for Indonesia

  • BR-V S
    • LED headlights
    • LED Daytime Running Lights
    • 7″ touchscreen with Smartphone Connection
    • 1st row power outlet
    • Hill Start Assist
    • Vehicle Stability Assist
    • Dual Front and Side Airbags
    • Parking Sensors
    • Power retractable side mirrors
    • ECO Indicator
    • Digital Air cond
    • Keyless Entry
    • Manual option only
  • BR-V E
    • LED foglights
    • Smart Entry System
    • Walk-Away Auto Lock
    • TFT Meter
    • 1st Row Armrest Console
    • 2nd Row Power Outlet
    • Seatbelt Adjuster
    • 16″ Alloy Wheels
    • Rear A/C blower
    • Remote Engine Start (CVT only)
    • Manual and CVT available
  • BR-V Presitge
    • Auto Foldable side mirror with LED turn signal
    • 17″ alloy wheels
    • 2nd row armrest
    • 3rd row power outlet
    • Front passenger seatbelt reminder
    • leather trim in cabin
    • Only CVT option
  • BR-V Prestige with Honda Sensing
    • Honda Sensing
    • Honda LaneWatch
    • Upgraded 7″ infotainment system

Colour choices include:

  • Premium Opal White Pearl (new)
  • Taffeta White
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl

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