2022 Honda BR-V revealed
The next-generation 2022 Honda BR-V has gone official for the Indonesian market. It is based on the N7X concept which Honda showcased earlier this year.
2022 Honda BR-V design
The vehicle finally ditches the MPV-like stance of the previous BR-V for a proper small SUV look. The MPV-like side profile was one of the chief reasons for the previous model’s failure in India and it was discontinued last year.
As previously stated, the new BR-V retains the N7X concept’s appearance. The BR-V gets new headlamps with integrated daytime running lights, a simpler front bumper with circular fog lamps, and a softer front chin with a fake brush metal finish.
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The wheel design appears to be simplified on the sides as well, with standard Honda-style alloys. Apart from that, the side skits get a little makeover, and that’s all for the differences between the actual SUV and the N7X concept.
2022 Honda BR-V features
The BR-V will be equipped with the same infotainment system as the fifth-generation City, according to Honda. Honda LaneWatch with blindspot detection, Honda SmartKey, and Honda Sensing with features including adaptive cruise control will also be available on higher versions.
The overall look of the car’s cabin resembles that of the Amaze compact sedan.
2022 Honda BR-V engine & gearbox
This new Honda SUV is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. This is the same engine that powers the Honda City, and it produces 121hp and 145Nm. There are two transmission options: a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic.
2022 Honda BR-V India launch date
Honda has not yet revealed any plans to re-introduce the BR-V in India. Instead, Honda India has been reported to work on a City-based B-SUV which will not be launching anytime before 2023.
Since this new BR-V seems to be positioned in between the Amaze and City globally, it will be unable to compete in a segment that’s gone fully upmarket with newer rivals like the Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, VW Taigun, and the second-gen Creta.