All-new 2022 Honda BR-V spied in Thailand, to be launched in the Kingdom in August

CY Foong · May 17, 2022 02:00 PM

All-new 2022 Honda BR-V spied in Thailand, to be launched in the Kingdom in August 01

Photo credit: Autolife Thailand

Despite being an ageing model, sales for the Honda BR-V in Malaysia have been healthy with around 4,000 units sold in 2021. Though an all-new second generation was unveiled in Indonesia, Malaysians might have to wait a little longer and as usual, our northern neighbour is probably getting dibs first.

All-new 2022 Honda BR-V spied in Thailand, to be launched in the Kingdom in August 02

According to Autolife Thailand, the all-new BR-V could be launched in the Kingdom in August 2022. Unlike the outgoing Thai-spec BR-V which was assembled at Honda’s Ayutthaya plant for the local market, the second-generation model will be imported from Indonesia.

All-new 2022 Honda BR-V spied in Thailand, to be launched in the Kingdom in August 03

Indonesia is now the global production base for the all-new BR-V

7-seaters are not big sellers in the Land of Smiles which favour pick-up trucks, so the decision to switch from local assembly to fully imported might make sense. Its chief rivals, the Mitsubishi Xpander, Toyota Veloz, and Suzuki XL7 are also imported into the Kingdom from Indonesia.

Also read: Launching in Malaysia: 2022 Toyota Veloz, Honda BR-V and Mitsubishi Xpander previewed

All-new 2022 Honda BR-V spied in Thailand, to be launched in the Kingdom in August 01

Photo credit: Autolife Thailand

Recently, the Thai automotive media has also published spyshots of the all-new BR-V in the country and it is likely that only the highest variants of the 7-seater crossover will be offered there.

All-new 2022 Honda BR-V spied in Thailand, to be launched in the Kingdom in August 02

Indo unit shown

Honda has upped the ante on the BR-V’s safety features by offering 6 airbags, Honda LaneWatch, and the Honda Sensing ADAS safety suite on the higher variants in Indonesia. The Honda Sensing on the Indo-spec BR-V comes with:

  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Auto High Beam (AHB)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Lead-Car Departure Notification (LCDN)

All-new 2022 Honda BR-V spied in Thailand, to be launched in the Kingdom in August 03

The all-new BR-V is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.5-litre DOHC petrol engine that makes 121 PS and 145 Nm. It’s very likely that the Thai-spec BR-V could only be available with a CVT automatic while the 6-speed manual transmission might not get on the ship bound for Bangkok.

Also read: 2022 Honda BR-V vs 2022 Toyota Avanza: Which should you wait for?

All-new 2022 Honda BR-V spied in Thailand, to be launched in the Kingdom in August 04

Indo units shown

Meanwhile, Honda Malaysia has previously hinted that it will launch two new models in 2022. One of them could be the long-awaited third-generation HR-V while the other might be the all-new BR-V. Both models will be locally-assembled (CKD) in Melaka, so it would take a bit more time for Honda’s latest crossovers to make it here.

Also read: After Civic FE, Honda Malaysia to launch 2 more models, 2022 HR-V VTEC Turbo and BR-V hinted

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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