Honda BR-V

RM 80,989 - 87,701 TBC
B-Segment SUV | --L / 1.5L

The BR-V is offered in two variants – 1.5E and 1.5V- all powered by the same 1.5-litre engine shared with the Honda City/Jazz. Prices range from RM 80,989 to RM 87,701.

For new tech this year, Honda equipped the BR-V with an 8-inch touch screen head unite with WebLine and keyless entry with a push start. There’s no improvement on the powertrain though, which remains to be a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine with a CVT automatic or 6-speed manual shifter.

it’s not a cheap solution as it requires running pipes from under the front passenger’s seat and up the b-pillar.   honda br-v 2020 2020 in summary, the honda br-v’s product offerings are pretty well balanced. on paper, it lacks curtain and side airbags, and doesn’t come with driving aids like the perodua aruz.

Our pick of the range is the 1.5V. The price gap between the two variants isn’t that big and the 1.5V’s added reverse camera is essential for a family car of this size and height.

the additional money goes to the adding of running boards, sidestep ornament and tailgate spoiler; and it also brings in a 6.8-inch head unit, which is bigger than the 6.1-inch system of the grade v.  honda br-v 2019 2020 other than that, the 16-inch wheels, leather upholstery, auto ac (with rear vents), keyless entry & start, reverse camera and vsa (vehicle stability assist) are all the same, as well as a honda br-v engine producing 120 ps and 145 nm mated with cvt (continuously variable transmissions).

The rear front design is also integrating the Bolder concept with vertical reflectors placed around the frame of bumpers. Binding the tail lamps on both sides, the strip is made in Chrome in this generation. Two-tone alloys are used to circumscribe the modified outer section.

three years after the launch of the last generation of br-v, in the middle of its upgrade cycle, it’s time for honda to introduce a facelift version of the series.  br-v price again, the br-v is targeting the seven-seater crossover market, where the toyota rush, daihatsu terios nissan livina and mitsubishi xpander are rivalling in the same class.

The front end design of BR-V facelift is based on the CR-V, where the chrome bar was replaced by a black one. Thin as usual, the chrome strip bridging the headlamps in this generation and stimulates a larger visual impact to the grille, which is the presenter of a “bold” feature. The LED daytime running lights strips are being included at the first-time in Indonesia.

The Perodua Alza (RM 54,290 to RM 62,690) is the cheapest alternative but it’s nearly a decade old now and it doesn’t come with electronic stability control, which is considered a basic safety feature today.

however, the br-v price counters by offering a more well-balanced handling and a ride that’s most comfortable than any of its peers.

although the perodua aruz uses an even more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension versus the honda br-v 2020’s lower cost torsion beam, the perodua doesn’t ride any better, mainly because the rear-half of the perodua aruz uses ladder frame chassis construction, which is excellent for carrying 7 passengers across rural indonesian roads, but not so if you are driving along our north south highway.

A monocoque chassis is also lighter, thus making the vehicle more fuel efficient. Compared to the Aruz, the BR-V is around 100 kg lighter.

While the headlamps remain the same, the side borders extend from them and points towards the grille and semi-circles the daytime running lights, granting a sharp contour on both sides. There’s also an improvement on the fog lamp design and also the bumpers.

the rear air-conditioning blower is also unlike what’s commonly used by seven seaters below rm 100k. instead of a usual blower that merely sucks in cold air from the front to the rear, the honda br-v 2020’s rear blower includes an evaporator inside for better cooling performance.

The BR-V special edition is a refreshed 7 seater Grade V variant basically and is offered in a limit. The tension here is set as 300 units available only with an on-the-road price of RM 90,700, which is RM 300 more than the Grade V variant.

the honda br-v 2019 is already quite far along into its model life. it was launched in january 2017 and a mid-life facelift has already been introduced in thailand and indonesia earlier this year, but not malaysia.

Unlike other sub-RM 100k seven seaters, the BR-V rides quite comfortably, even when sitting in the third row. The driving dynamics are not too different from a regular sedan, which means that it performs highway driving duties just as well as it does city runs.

Having said that, the third row seats, while is among the best in the segment, bettered only by the Proton Exora, still lacks support on the lower thigh but persons around 1.6m tall will be able to sit comfortably.

This BR-V facelift in Indonesia gets more upgrades from the inside, including new tweeter speakers, new dashboard trim, thicker cushions, centre headrest, seat height adjuster, an auto function for the AC and a new Steering wheel design based on that of the Civic FD. It’s sufficient to say that the Indonesian BR-V’s upgrades make it more Malaysian BR-V like.

the honda br-v 2020 is a budget seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle (mpv). if you have a young family and is looking for a seven-seater, the br-v is a decent choice.

compared to rivals like the toyota avanza, toyota rush, perodua alza, and perodua aruz, the honda br-v 2019 2019 drives far better. it’s a lot more responsive than the lethargic avanza/rush/aruz and handles a lot better too. for what it is, the br-v has a surprisngly good level of high speed stability. honda br-v only the proton exora matches the br-v’s on-road composure but it can’t match the br-v’s fuel consumption, which is the best of the lot. real-world fuel consumption is around 7- to 8-litre/100 km depending on driving style and traffic conditions.

It offers a lot more space than a similarly priced Honda City. The 201 mm ground clearance (19 mm lower than Toyota Rush/Perodua Aruz) is also just right - not too tall that it becomes difficult for young children or even the elderly to climb into, and not too low that it makes it difficult for older family members to get in or out, but enough to allow you to climb over a kerb, or wade through a mild flash flood, if you have to.

The rear-quarter features a new subframe designed exclusively for the BR-V so it can accommodate a more comfortable riding rear suspension.

with the current delay in price approvals by the government for many locally-assembled models, we don’t expect the new honda br-v 2019 to be introduced anytime soon. at least not until the delays for the new honda civic is resolved.

the closest rival to the br-v price is actually the honda br-v 2019 2020 , also a seven-seater mpv disguised as an suv. like the honda br-v facelift, the xpander’s local launch is also facing the same delays at the government’s end.

until then, the br-v price 2019 will be compared most intensely against the honda br-v , simply because the perodua offers a lot for very little money.

the perodua alza might be cheaper but it is even older. the newer perodua aruz offers very good value and comes with even more safety features than the br-v price  - six airbags and autonomous emergency braking (perodua calls it advanced safety assist or asa) included – but it’s not as comfortable or as fuel efficient as the honda br-v 2020.

The same criticism also applies to the Toyota Rush and to a certain extent, the Toyota Avanza too – all of which share the same basic underpinning.

However, it does better at covering more aspects of a family’s needs, making it a better all-rounder.

at the 2019 malaysia autoshow, the jazz mugen, cr-v mugen concept and civic type r mugen concept are displayed. but today, the day of the honda br-v 2020 2019 is honda br-v special edition.

in other words, the basic building blocks of the honda br-v 2019 has granted it an inherent advantage over the perodua aruz.

the front-quarter of the honda br-v 2019 is taken from the honda jazz/city, sharing the similar looking dashboard, side mirrors, steering wheel.

Downsides on the BR-V include the lack of centre armrest, which can be tiring on long distance drives, and the lack of side or curtain airbags.

MPVs in this segment aren’t known for their ride comfort but the BR-V is an exception. Rear passengers will find it more comfortable than a Honda City, a benefit of the BR-V’s wider track and longer wheelbase.

Ladder frame construction is great for durability and carrying heavy loads, but it doesn’t do much for handling and ride comfort.

Just like the BR-V SE, a Passion Red Pearl and White Orchid Pearl are on the menu for an extra RM 300.

The rest of the car is mix of parts taken from the Honda Mobilio as well as the Honda Brio. The former is a seven-seater MPV while the latter is an A-segment hatchback that’s about the size of a Perodua Axia, both are sold in Thailand and Indonesia but not here.

key features and differences between the two variants are as below: honda br-v 2020 honda malaysia has also introduced a 1.5 se variant, limited to just 300 units, priced at rm 90,700. the 1.5se is essentially a 1.5v but with a larger 6.8-inch touch screen infotainment and additional exterior styling accessories.

Honda loves to stand out the sportier concept by adding in red elements. In the BR-V 2019, it’s easier to find red on the leather pads of the door armrests and wrapper on the steering and gear knob.

This is mainly because the BR-V’s underpinnings are derived from a sedan/hatchback, versus the Perodua Aruz, which is essentially a re-bodied Toyota Avanza, itself not the last word in comfort and handling.

4 variants of honda br-v 2020 presented this year in indonesia is s mt (rm 69k), e mt (rm73k), e cvt (rn 76k) and the prestige svt (rm 81k). for e and prestige variants, two more colours are available – the coffee cherry red metallic and the premium amber metallic, while the rest are tafetta white, lunar silver metallic, modern steel metallic and crystal black pearl.

Strip the Perodua Aruz apart, you will find its chassis features an odd mix of monocoque in the front half, and ladder frame in the rear half, similar to a passenger car-based pick-up like a Proton Arena.

so should you still consider the aging br-v price 2019 then? at the moment, there aren’t many credible alternatives to the honda br-v.

a passenger car-like monocoque chassis like the ones used by the br-v price offers better rigidity, and thus better control over the suspension and steering.

As for the bits that are hidden from view – the engine bulkhead and 1.5-litre i-VTEC and CVT front-wheel drive powertrain is also shared with the Jazz/City.

(RM 72,900 to RM 77,900) looks like a good alternative on paper. It comes with six airbags and many more features but its driving dynamics, ride comfort, and fuel consumption is very poor.

this might sound hard to believe, but the br-v price 2019 2020 is actually more comfortable than a br-v price why? because it has a wider track width and a longer wheelbase, both of which are greater than the honda city’s thus allowing honda’s chassis engineers greater flexibility in controlling unwanted movements.  honda br-v as a locally-assembled model, the honda br-v’s dampers have also been adapted to suit the needs of our local driving conditions.


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