On 21st September, Japanese automotive manufacturer Honda revealed, the production version of N7X was unveiled as the new-gen 2022 Honda BR-V in Indonesia. The launch will take place in the coming weeks while delivery will start from Jan 2022.
The BR-V has made its official debut in Indonesia, as the SUV has a stronghold in the Indonesian market. In the Indian market, one can expect the new-gen Honda BR-V to make its way by sometime in 2022, however, Honda BR-V was discontinued in the country last year due to low sale volumes, Rushlane reported.
Once launched, it will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki XL6, MG Hector, among others.
Masayuki Igarashi, Chief Officer for Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania), Honda Motor, said, “The all-New Honda BR-V, which was launched for the first time in the world, was developed to provide a new definition of style, comfort, and performance for driving pleasure for Indonesian customers.”
Multiple reviews said that for the first time, Honda’s BR-V looks more like an SUV now than before.
On the front, the BR-V features a newly-designed LED Headlamp equipped with an LED DRL integrated with an upright nose with a wide radiator grille and a clamshell bonnet.
Like most of the SUVs out there, the window line drops down towards the rear. The platform rides on a set of 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.
The rear face had a clean-looking boot lid, wraparound LED tail lamps, a roof-mounted spoiler, and a low loading bay.
Car blog Express Drives wrote that under the hood, it uses a familiar 1.5L 4-cylinder, naturally-aspirated petrol motor with a peak power output of 121 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque.
Transmission options include a 5-speed MT and a CVT. However, according to Indian websites, in the Indian market, Honda might offer the 1.5L diesel engine as an option if it ever goes on sale. Interestingly, chances are particularly high as the brand is eyeing a share in one of the largest segments of the Indian market.
The car comes equipped with various features and technologies like Honda Lane Watch, Remote Engine Start, Walk-Away Auto Lock, and Smart Entry System.
On the infotainment side, the BR-V cabin now features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features. It also comes equipped with a 4.2-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster.
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In the safety department, the company has introduced what is called Honda Sensing. It is a package of advanced driver assistance that offers forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning, lane keeps assist, adaptive cruise control, and automatic high beam features.