If you look at the crossover trend of MPVs lately. It seems that Honda Prospect Cars has not moved to refine its flagship LMPV Mobilio. however, the BR-V may cause changes throughout the body. Not only has it been refurbished, but it has also adopted a new name. The shape of the existing body model is not as impressive as the real SUV. The manufacturer should redesign it to make it look more aggressive and sporty. These are some of the new expectations for the successor.
Just go straight to the exterior. The mobil Honda BR-V now measures 4,456 mm x 1,735 mm x 1,666 mm with a wheelbase of 2,660 mm. This size is considered less spacious. At least Honda can make new units with a wheelbase that extends up to 2,700 mm. Just like the size of the CR-V 1.5L Turbo. Foot rest (legroom) would also be increased. Thus, with a 7-passenger configuration, passengers will be more comfortable.
Another hope is the facial appearance. To show off the SUV character, it would be better to rearrange the manufacturer’s face to be straight. It is usually not slanted like MPV types. The front grille is in the inverted trapezoidal style. The vertical H logo is glued with a layer of chrome. The rest of the vertical lines can decorate the grille. The hood is designed to be upright. Then the main highlight is the fog lamps with LED technology, including daytime lighting (DRL). The main eyecup is made of a narrow parallelogram pattern, but it must be different from the current model.
NMTunes rendering of the new Honda BR-V
The black fenders (wheel header) are always maintained, hovering around the body and bringing the tough soul to the surface. The bumper also needed to be changed more significantly. In addition, the image inherent in Indonesian Honda vehicles is that of a sporty vehicle with sharp lines. Then at the stern. There is nothing wrong with the new BR-V borrowing the form of bulbs from the CR-V Turbo. There is a line of LEDs curved upwards. This shape looks better and adds to the premium feel.
What you can’t miss is the legs. BR-V uses only the new two-tone 16-inch rims with 195/60 tire profile. As a new generation, it is certain that the wheels will change. For example, expect a 10-inch 17-inch size in the top grade (Prestige) model. It can increase ground clearance to 220 mm like the Toyota Rush.
If the exterior has changed, it is certain that the cabin will also change. The pleasant affairs are in widescreen display capacitive touch screen style. Just like the current BR-V. The host is compatible with various music formats. For example AM/FM radio, MP3/WMA, Bluetooth, smartphone connectivity, auxiliary input and USB port. Even more complete is the embedded Smart Connect Web Link. You can connect your smartphone to the display to show certain applications, such as Youtube.
It is estimated that the latest version will use synthetic leather seats. The steering wheel is wrapped in a similar material. Honda Malaysia alone offers shift paddles for the top variant of the BR-V. It feels like the premium model is also essential. The device does help the driver to shift gears more practically.
For the safety of the driver, the new Honda BR-V is always built on a G-CON + ACE™ frame structure with side impact beams. The focus is on reducing collisions in the event of an accident. Then there is ABS + EBD braking system, Vehicle Start Assist (VSA) to keep the vehicle stable. And Hill Start Assist (HSA) for easy acceleration after stopping on a slope. As for safety, it is supported by an immobilizer and alarm system as standard.
The Honda BR-V’s mechanical track remains superior to its counterpart and has more power than its counterpart. The L15Z1 i-VTEC four-cylinder DOHC engine is retained on the back of the hood. Maximum output is 120 PS at 6,600 rpm. then the best torque is 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm. the kinetic energy distribution option uses a six-speed manual gearbox and CVT. all directed to the front wheels. If prophecy and hope happen. The SUV with Bold Runabout Vehicle logo could make its debut next year. The compact market for seven-passenger SUVs could get even more crowded. Consumers can increasingly choose according to their needs. What is certain is that his arrival is much anticipated.