Honda’s offering in the MPV segment, the BR-V has been given a mid-life update. This updated model was launched for the Indonesian market today. As part of this update, this MPV gets a number of changes, both on the inside and on the outside. The car has been listed at a price point of Rp 238,000,000 to Rp 279,500,000 which translates to INR 11.74 lakh to INR 13.78 lakh. Expect this facelifted model to make its way to India as well, where it will be a worthy competitor to the new and updated Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. The changes in the new MPV are mentioned below, do read ahead.
The interiors of this MPV follow and all-black theme with red accents adding an element of sportiness. The dashboard looks the same but now comes with a new infotainment screen, measuring 8-inches diagonally. This touchscreen unit uses Web Link that can connect with smartphones, and can be used for screen mirroring as well. Other features present are steering mounted controls, automatic climate control, rear AC vents and a rear parking camera. Safety too, has been a high priority for engineers at Honda, with the BR-V getting G-CON + ACE frame structure with side impact beam. Apart from a stronger structure, the vehicle also gets dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and seatbelt reminder, hill start assist, vehicle stability assist and ISOFIX points.
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On the outside, the front fascia has been redesigned. The car now gets a blacked-out front grille which is flanked by a set of projector headlamps on either side. The BR-V also comes with LED DRLs in the Indonesian specification, adding more aggression to the front end. Moreover, the bumpers at both the rear and front end have been redesigned and given a better appearance. The Indonesian model only gets the petrol motor. The 1.5-litre i-vtec engine generates 119 PS of power and 145 Nm of torque. This engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission. If brought to India, expect the 1.5-litre i-dtec diesel to be on offer as well, which generates 100 PS of power and 200 Nm of twist. Keep looking at this space for more news on this Japanese MPV.