Honda’s 7 seater BR-V has received a mid cycle update. It is currently on display at the 2019 Indonesia International Motor Show, which opened its doors on 25th April. The show will go on till 5th May. This is the first time that the BR-V has received an update ever since the current BR-V was unveiled in 2015.
2019 Honda BRV facelift gets cosmetic updates on outside as well as on the inside; though in terms of mechanics it stays the same. These feature updates include a new front bumper, fog lamp housing, faux skid plate and new headlamps with LED DRLs. It also gets new diamond cut alloy wheels, a tweaked rear bumper, roof rails and extensive use of chrome throughout its exterior enhancing its premium appeal.
Interiors also get updated with new color schemes in dark grey with red stitching accents, while the safety features extend to dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, electronic engine immobilizer and ABS and EBD in compliance to new safety regulations. It also receives steering mounted control, automatic climate control and push button start. Below is the first official TVC video of 2019 Honda BRV.
New Honda BR-V facelift gets powered by a 1.5 liter petrol engine offering 120 PS power and 145 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual transmission or CVT. The India spec model also gets a 1.5 liter i-DTEC diesel engine; belting out 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual.
In terms of prices, the Honda BR-V facelift in Indonesia ranges between Rp 238 million (RM69,347 or Rs 11.7 lakhs) for the S MT variant going up to Rp 279.5 (RM81,432 or Rs 13.76 lakhs) for the Prestige CVT. In India, price of current BRV ranges from 9.6 lakhs to Rs 13.9 lakhs, ex-sh.
Launch of the updated Honda BRV is much needed in India, especially since the current version has been noting a decline in sales. In India, current BRV posts around 300-400 units in sales per month. These are negligible, especially when compared to the Maruti Ertiga which averages at around 7,000 units per month. Even the newly launched Mahindra Marazzo is doing better, with about 2,800 sales per month.