Thursday, September 15, 2016

Honda Unveils the All-New BR-V, a 7-Seater SUV, at the 6th PIMS

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Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, unveiled today the All-New BR-V, a 7-seater SUV, at the 6th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) held at World Trade Center Manila.

The All-New BR-V, which aptly stands for “Bold Runabout Vehicle”, was conceived from the “Advanced Scene Hunter” grand concept, an idea that underscores confidence and boldness in embarking on new adventures with family and friends, wherever the destination may be. It is achieved through the All-New BR-V’s bold stance, high ground clearance, sleek body, and premium driving feel. Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. developed the All-New BR-V through extensive market research to cater to the Filipino family’s taste for style, practicality, and adventure. The All-New BR-V will come in two variants—the 1.5 S CVT variant and the 1.5 V Navi CVT top variant. 


The All-New BR-V exudes a remarkable masculine design through a host of exterior garnishes inspired by the “Active-Solid Motion” exterior design concept. The Projector Headlights with LED Guide Type Position Lights and Font Bumper Skid Garnish offered in the top variant accentuate the powerful presence of the front fascia. The wide and striking front grille design effectively expresses the Honda front face identity. The Fog Lights, Roof Rails with Silver Finish, and 16-inch Alloy Wheels standard on both variants further highlight the black-clad, sporty profile of the All-New BR-V. The LED Tail Lamp in C-character also gives the All-New BR-V’s rear a broad appearance that perfectly complements the vehicle’s wide-looking facade.

The All-New BR-V’s 201 mm Ground Clearance gives the driver confidence on any road surface. It measures 4,456 mm long; 1,735 mm wide; and 1,665 mm tall. It also has a wheelbase of 2,662mm. With just the right body size, parking and maneuvering the All-New BR-V is relatively easy. The All-New BR-V ensures every journey is a comfortable and relaxing ride for Filipino families.


Aside from being bold-looking on the outside, the All-New BR-V is as impressive on the inside, for it embodies the “Premium & Active” interior design concept. High-quality materials punctuated by a stylish instrument panel comprise the All-New BR-V. Moreover, the 1.5 V Navi CVT top variant is equipped with Leather Seats for an upscale riding experience. Both variants have a spacious and comfortable cabin that provides ample knee clearance, head clearance, and leg room. The 3-row Seating Configuration of the All-New BR-V can comfortably accommodate 7 passengers, which is perfect for getaway trips with friends and family. Seats can also be adjusted for various hauling and cargo needs. The 2nd row seats have a 60:40 Split, Recline, Fold, and One Touch Tumble Type function, enabling easy access to the 3rd row which has a 50:50 Split, Recline, Fold, and Tumble Type function.

The All-New BR-V also carries advanced features for occupants’ convenience, like a 7-inch Touch Screen Display Audio and Digital Airconditioning Controls in the 1.5 S CVT variant. The 1.5 V Navi CVT adds a Smart Entry with Push Start System, an Automatic Type Front Airconditioning System, and a 7-inch Touch Screen Display Audio with Built-in Navigation Powered by Garmin. Both variants also have a Rear Airconditioning System with Independent Controls located between the first and second row seats to expand air flow to all areas for maximum comfort of passengers.


Under the hood of the All-New BR-V lays a potent 1.5 Liter i-VTEC Engine that gives out 120 Horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 14.8 kg-m of torque at 4,600 rpm. The engine is mated to an Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), so customers are assured of a smooth, exhilarating, and fuel-efficient drive with the All-New BR-V. Additionally, the top variant has Paddle Shifters to feed a sportier driving feel and performance.


Honda’s commitment to ensure passenger safety is maintained with the All-New BR-V. The vehicle was built with Honda’s proprietary G-force Control (G-CON) Collision Safety Body Engineering that dissipates G-forces of a crash and disperses it away from the vehicle’s occupants on impact. Standard on both variants of the All-New BR-V are Driver and Front Passenger SRS Airbags; Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) that prevents wheel lock during sudden braking; Hill Start Assist (HSA) that averts backward roll when the vehicle moves from a static position on an incline; Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) that restricts sideway skidding during cornering; and Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock that activates when the vehicle accelerates. Additionally, since the All-New BR-V was designed for families, it comes with an ISO-FIX Child Seat Anchor to securely latch a child seat. With these top-notch safety features, customers can drive with ease and ride with better peace of mind.


The All-New BR-V is a feature-packed 7-seater SUV that Filipino families will be delighted to drive on any kind of adventure. HCPI is now accepting reservations for the All-New BR-V. Deliveries will start in December 2016. Customers can also choose among a variety of colors:

White Orchid Pearl (1.5 V Navi only)
Premium Amber Metallic (1.5 V Navi only)
Modern Steel Metallic
Lunar Silver Metallic
Crystal Black Pearl
Taffeta White (1.5 S only)

The All-New BR-V will be on display from September 14 to 18, 2016 at the World Trade Center Manila. For more information, visit HCPI’s website,

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