WELCOME TO SA: The Honda BR-V slots in below the HR-V and CR-V, but also replaces the Mobilio family wagon. Image: QuickPic
Johannesburg - Honda Motor Southern Africa has added a third, all-new model to its range of sport utility vehicles (SUVs), already made up of the CR-V and HR-V. Meet the new BR-V
The model line-up and pricing is as follows:
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 or 200 000km warranty and three years of AA Roadside Assistance.
Comfort and Elegance models benefit from a two-year or 30 000km service plan. Services are at 15 000km intervals.
Wheels24 editor Sergio Davids is currently attending the launch in Johannesburg. Stay tuned for his review later this week.
Design and spec
Front and rear bumpers, roof rails and 16” wheels are standout features of the BR-V, says Honda SA, while the front grille brings the SUV in-line with other Honda offerings.
Inside, the BR-V can seat seven occupants and forward-tumbling seats allow for access to the third-row of seats.
Gallery: Honda BR-V
The entry-level Trend derivative offers air-conditioning, front and rear electric windows and remote keyless entry. A four-speaker audio system with USB and Bluetooth connectivity is also standard.
The new BR-V is available in four colours: White Orchid, Urban Titanium, Alabaster Silver and Carnelian Red.
Familiar 1.5-litre engine
All derivatives of the BR-V are powered by the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 88kW/145Nm.
BR-V buyers get to choose between a six-speed manual gearbox and Honda’s continuously variable transmission (CVT). In the case of the latter, paddle shifts are provided for manual shifting.