Honda Malaysia has announced that it has begun taking orders for full 7-Seater crossover, the all-new Honda BR-V at all 88 Honda authorised dealers nationwide.
BR-V, which stands for Bold Runabout-Vehicle was specially developed for the ASEAN region and has been well accepted in other markets such as Indonesia, Thailand, India and the Philippines.
The all-new BR-V promises the space of a full-sized MPV with the styling of an SUV and is aimed at young and growing families with active lifestyles.
The BR-V is powered by Honda’s 1.5L i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, similar to that of the Jazz and City models, with an output of 120PS and 145Nm of torque. Likewise, the engine is mated to a torque-converter Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic.
The Honda BR-V also boasts the highest ground clearance in the segment at 201mm, giving the vehicle an elevated and trendy exterior. The Malaysia market BR-V will be offered with Daytime Running Light (DRL), 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels and reverse camera and sensors.
For those who require cargo space would be happy to know that the BR-V allows for 223 litres of boot space with all seats up and 539 litres when the third-row seats are folded. In addition, several seating configurations are possible; the 60:40 second-row seats adjusts a ‘One Touch Tilt & Tumble’ function while the third-row 50:50 seats come with a Full Tumble configuration.
The Full 7-Seater Crossover is expected to be officially launched in Malaysia in Q1 2017, prices have yet to be announced but will be competitive against the Toyota Avanza and Nissan Grand Livina MPVs.