Thursday, September 15, 2016

PIMS 2016: Honda Cars Philippines Previews BR-V; Deliveries Start in December (w/ Brochure)


The much-awaited Honda BR-V has been previewed at the Philippine International Motor Show or PIMS after a lengthy tease. The “Bold Runabout Vehicle” is a true definition of a crossover, fusing together elements of an SUV with that of an MPV. And get this: it’s designed to fit in the sizable price gap between the Mobilio and HR-V.

With deliveries starting in December, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is yet to announce the final pricing. However, sources indicate that it’s going to be “competitive” and will be somewhere in the one-million peso range.


While SRP remains speculative at this point, HCPI has finalized that the BR-V will be available in two variants: the 1.5 S CVT and 1.5 V Navi CVT.

It carries the “Active Solid Motion” design concept and is thus equipped with a masculine design that’s pretty much differentiated from the Mobilio on which it’s based on. Both variants feature projector-type headlamps with LED guide lights, front fog lamps, and a bumper skid garnish. At the side, it has silver-finished roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels, and at the back, C-shaped LED tail lights.


Sporting a 201-millimeter ground clearance, the BR-V’s 2,662-mm wheelbase assures of generous space inside while its compact proportions: 4,456 mm x 1,735 mm x 1,665 mm (L x W x H) make it compact enough to be driven around in the urban environment.

Though the two variants look the same outside, inside, the 1.5 V Navi gains the additional luxury of leather seats, Smart Entry with push start, automatic climate control, and a touch screen display audio system with built-in Garmin navigation. Still, even on the entry-level variant, it’s rich with features including a touch screen display audio system, dual air conditioning, and a 3-row seating configuration with the second row folding in a 60/40 split reclining, folding, and tumbling and third row 50/50 reclining, folding, and tumbling.


The BR-V is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC SOHC engine shared with the Jazz and City. It generates the same 120 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. There’s only one transmission option and that’s the Earth Dreams Technology CVT transmission. The 1.5 V Navi gets the added convenience of paddle shifters as well.

In the safety department, the BR-V features dual SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and vehicle stability assist (VSA) with hill start assist (HSA). Speed-sensing door locks also are standard as is ISOFIX child seat anchors for the second row.

The BR-V is now available for reservation at all Honda dealerships nationwide with the following colors: Taffeta White (1.5 S only), Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Premium Amber Metallic (1.5 V Navi only), and White Orchid Pearl (1.5 V Navi only).


21 comments:

  1. The interior looks strange. It uses the current jazz dashboard, yet the steering wheel and shifter are from the old models. Anyway, if the base price starts at 1M, this will not end well. They should price the base model at around 850k.

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  2. Not liking the back design. The backlights should have been separated. The plastic red line connecting the two lights makes it look funny. Looks like a funny guys' thick glasses? Anthony Davis unibrow? It's just not good to look at.

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    1. you mean tail lights? its so cool men. like the dodge car.

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    2. Yeah, but on the brv it sucks.

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  3. Who ever thought of hauling 7 people with a 1.5 na sohc 4 banger should get fired at honda

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    1. Following your logic, those who created the toyota avanza and suzuki ertiga should also get fired right?

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    2. My Mobilio did fine going to Baguio with 7 people plus luggage

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  4. 1m for a 1.5l suv wannabe?

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    1. And for just a few inches higher than the cheaper but ugly Mobilio. That's the only difference aside from the looks. Who would be too foolish to be fooled by that?
      Well, as PT Barnum said, There's a sucker born every minute. Honda think so too.

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  5. Buti naman may touchscreen unlike the reviews they showed from India napaka-bare. Kaso wala ata itong reverse camera? It should be standard on all cars na.

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  6. Too OVERPRICED!!! Just add 40k to that 1M and you'll be getting an Innova which has way more better specs.

    But I think they're not yet offering below 1M, I'm guessing it will be MT, is that they want to sell off Mobilio stocks first.

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    1. Inmova is really ugly. The prehistoric crosswind looks better than that

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    2. I'd rather ride the ugly one than die inside the very noisy Crosswind. It can cause heart attack for people with high blood pressure. Donno why it's not labeled a health hazard by the govt.

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    3. Marginally better lng yang innova. Pareho lng sila pickup based platform. If you want a better ride get a soft roader like this brv

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    4. You are a ton of crap

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  7. Expensive... they had it priced differently on other countries, and when converted to our currency, it's supposed to be below 1M, even below.the 900k range. Saan napunta yung plus 100k? Sa honda? sa tax?

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    1. Not tax, since it's made in Thailand. Honda thinks Filipinos are very rich so the price is higher.

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  8. it was already launched last sept 15, 2016. it's pricing is 1M to 1.15M (speculative atm, but will range around that). basically, it's a mobilio-after-plastic-surgery-on-high-heels.

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  9. I was waiting for this but eventually yung price sa Carbay nun is estimated of 800k - sad to say expensive yung 1m sa budget ko. sayang *cries in corner

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    1. Carbay is a speculative site. They've been giving false information countless times.

      Stick to us to give you the most accurate information :-)

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