Search CarGuide.PH

Thursday, September 15, 2022

PIMS: Honda Cars PH Previews All-New 2023 BR-V

Apart from the HR-V RS, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is highlighting their safety and advanced technology with the Philippine preview of the highly-anticipated all-new BR-V.

Since its 2016 introduction, the BR-V has enjoyed warm market acceptance and has become one of HCPI’s best-selling models.

Established as the most powerful in its class, its stylish design, ample space for seven, and advanced features help it stand out as an excellent value for money proposition. Six years on, it remains welcomed by more Filipino families all over the country.

Designed and engineered by Honda R&D Asia Pacific, the all-new BR-V gains more SUV-like proportions. It gains an upright, solid-wing grille, large LED headlights, and squared-off bumpers. At the back, it also gets LED light guides—a feature first seen in the current-generation City. It was launched last 2021 in Indonesia and just last July in Thailand.

While HCPI has yet to confirm the Philippine market specs of the BR-V, it is touted as one of the safest offerings in its class. Dual SRS airbags, side-impact airbags, ABS with EBD, and stability control is standard. It also comes with 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.

In the BR-V present at the show, the VX variant has 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.

Maintaining its position as the most powerful offering in its segment, the BR-V is powered by a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine pushing out 121 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. This is paired to a CVT gearbox.

HCPI has yet to give any indication on when the BR-V will land on Philippine shores, but officially they said it is arriving “soon” which could mean a launch before the end of the year.


  1. Uly, I think that if Honda PH would make Honda SENSING as standard on this I would be surprised. Because if they do, that would pump the prices higher, closer to the HR-V category or, even, the CR-V territory. Best option is that they should reserve it to their TOTL.

    1. Or make it standard too to the mid-level variant.

  2. Man, they drag-raced this in Indonesia versus the Veloz. 12sec vs. 13sec 0-100 km/h. Cringe. Get the base model Kicks (0-100 in 8 sec) if you really don't need 7 seats. Avoid all these underpowered 7-seater MPVs & AUVs. Thank me later.

    1. Not me, I am not cringing all the time because the only thing I cringe the most is the negative comments. Glad I am happy that the BR-V is better than the Veloz AND the Kicks.

    2. Why would anyone buy a 7 seater MPV for 0-100 speed. Cmon.

  3. Drag racing MPVs? Only teenagers drag race & I'm not a teenager anymore.

  4. new one's probably gonna be more expensive now right? But Honda PH did bring in a manual before, so who knows :P

    Long live the manual :D


Feel free to leave your comment or share your views. Comments that are derogatory and/or spam will not be tolerated. We reserve the right to moderate and/or remove these comments.