The all-new Honda BR-V is the third SUV to join Honda Motors Southern Africa’s line-up, which includes the CR-V and more recently introduced HR-V.
This seven-seater is equipped with a third row of seats that along with the second row can be configured in various ways, depending on the seating capacity and luggage space required.
All the BR-V derivatives offer air-conditioning, electric windows, a four-speaker audio system with USB connectivity and Bluetooth as standard.
The same, 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, mated to either a six-speed manual or a CVT, is used throughout the Honda BR-V range. The SOHC mill uses Honda’s i-VTEC variable valve technology to produce 88 kW power and 145Nm of torque.
The new BR-V is available in four colours: White Orchid, Urban Titanium, Alabaster Silver and Carnelian Red.
Model line-up and pricing:
Honda BR-V 1.5 Trend Manual R238 900
Honda BR-V 1.5 Comfort Manual R252 900
Honda BR-V 1.5 Comfort CVT R268 300
Honda BR-V 1.5 Elegance Manual R272 900
Honda BR-V 1.5 Elegance CVT R288 300
The price includes the standard Honda five-year/200 000 km warranty and three years of AA Roadside Assistance. Comfort and Elegance models benefit from a two-year/30 000 km service plan. Services are at 15 000 km intervals.