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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

2022 Honda BR-V: This Is It


Previewed as the Honda N7X Concept last May, Honda has now officially launched the all-new, second-generation BR-V. The 2022 model brings forth cutting-edge style and unparalleled safety to the small 7-seater SUV category.

Designed and engineered by Honda R&D Asia Pacific, the all-new BR-V stays true to the concept car. In fact, the only modifications surround the light clusters with the LED DRLs moving into the headlights itself and the lower portion now dedicated to the front fog lamps. At the back, it retains the LED light guides—a feature first seen in the fourth-generation City.


The all-new BR-V aims to become the safest small SUV in the market. Dual SRS airbags, side-impact airbags, ABS with EBD, and stability control is standard. But on the highest grade trim, it debuts Honda SENSING—a suite of advanced driver assist technology which gives it features such as forward collision warning with automatic braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam, and lane keep assist. It also has Honda LaneWatch—a camera-based system that helps see through the car’s rear blind spot.

Other new features include an engine push start/stop with remote engine start and walkaway automatic lock, a 4.2-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 220-volt power inverter in the third row.


As a response to consumer feedback in the ASEAN region, the 2022 BR-V maintains its high ground clearance stance with 220 mm of clearance. Power comes from a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine. Shared with the City, it pushes out 121 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm—the best in its class. The accompanying gearbox is either a 6-speed manual or Earth Dreams CVT.

In Indonesia, where the BR-V goes on sale first, it comes in four grades: S, E, Prestige, and Prestige Honda SENSING. There are five colors to choose from: Tafetta White, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and new on the BR-V, Premium Opal White Pearl.

18 comments:

  1. I am really not that well versed with regards to performance specs of common cars like this, BRV. Malaking gulat ko lang na yung 121hp at 145nm ay best in class na pala sa category neto.

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    1. It also has the best transmission as its competitors uses basic 4speed AT like Xpander. This segment's focus is in practicality anyway (seats and space) and not performance.

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    2. The 4 speed at is better than any CVT. Only Japs use that tranny, Euro and US don't.

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  2. Most of its rivals (RUSH/XPANDER CROSS/ XL7) were under 110hp

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  3. So it's a downgrade in terms of power unit?

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    1. Short answer not a downgrade. Carryover of current engines. It shares the same engine as the Honda City. There's a new City but its engine was also a carryover from previous generation.

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  4. Finally may cruise control na ang Honda BR-V, making it more competitive vis-a-vis Expander. If i am to buy a new 7 seater small SUV, definitely it's Honda BR-V to complement my CRV

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  5. Still the Best Small MPV in the market is the Mitsubishi Expander. In/out you can never wrong to choose the Expander. The best all around vehicle for family of 7.

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  6. I'd be surprised if Honda PH will bring in the new BRV with Honda Sensing :P

    Also it rides higher now, that's a plus

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    1. I think they will but as TOTL or special model ala Civic Type R or RS editions.

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    2. Honda sensing are for noobs. Git gud.

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    3. If noobs mean the driver and passengers get extra safety assurance then by all means I want to be a 'noobs'.

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    4. no amount of reliance on electronic wizardry can turn you into a non-hazard on the road so git gud noob lelz

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    5. Sure boomer, while we enjoy our new tech whilst keeping ourselves and most importantly our passengers extra safe.

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  7. Only 2 airbags, but atleast it comes with Honda sensing. Flat folding seats is a huge improvement over the clumsy tumble setup in the current model. Interior is not as plasticky as its competitors, and 121hp + CVT is still somehow best in class. Hopefully they worked on the jarring ride and unacceptably poor NVH.

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    1. Apologies, it has side-impact airbags (total of 4)...the correction has been made in the story. Sorry, but we're all relying on Google Translate for our BR-V coverage.

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