Thursday, September 1, 2016
PIMS 2016: Honda Cars Philippines is Teasing Us with the BR-V
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is teasing everyone as to their pavilion line-up at the upcoming Philippine International Motor Show or PIMS. Happening this coming September 14-18, HCPI is designing their display under the theme of “Joyful Future Journeys”. It’s pretty obvious at this point that HCPI will use this opportunity to display new and revamped vehicles for the Philippine market.
Confirmed for display at PIMS is an updated version of the City sub-compact sedan and HR-V as well as the all-new Civic. And while that’s all good news, what about the company’s worst kept secret? You know, the crossover known as the BR-V?
Well, HCPI’s teaser information does mention specifically the unveiling of a “budget-friendly 7-passenger sport utility vehicle” during PIMS. That, ladies and gentlemen, sounds pretty much like the BR-V.
The release goes on, saying, “Developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. in Thailand for the emerging demands of the Asian market, this new and affordable 7-seater SUV will suit the needs of the practical, fun-loving, yet discerning Filipino family.” Again, BR-V.
Finally: “This new SUV exudes a tough and solid exterior design, high ground clearance, sleek roof rails, and stylish alloy wheels. It also has a spacious cabin with seven seats in a 3-row configuration, making it an ideal SUV for active families. Like other Honda products, it will be equipped with high level of safety features.” Most definitely, BR-V.
Oh, and in case the new City, HR-V, and (mostly likely), the BR-V doesn’t catch your fancy, there’s also something called the McLaren-Honda MP4-30 which will also be on display during PIMS.
The Philippine International Motor Show runs from September 14-18, 2016 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.