2021 Honda BR-V Revealed; N7X Concept Based
After a few delays, Honda has officially unveiled the all-new three-row BR-V. The new BR-V is first available in Indonesia, then in other regions. The Honda N7X concept debuted earlier this year as a preview of the BR-V. We go through the details of Honda’s new three-row vehicle.
As previously stated, the 2021 Honda BR-V retains the N7X concept’s appearance. The design features an upright front, a big greenhouse, a longish wheelbase, and a rounded rear, which are all similar to the idea. The BR-V gets new headlamps with integrated daytime running lights, a simpler front bumper with spherical fog lamps, and a softer front chin with a fake brush metal finish. The wheel design appears to be simplified on the sides as well, with standard Honda-style five-spoke units. Apart from that, the side skits get a minor makeover, and that’s it for the differences between the actual SUV and the N7X concept.
The BR-V will be equipped with the same infotainment system as the 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 models.
The new Honda SUV is powered by a 1.5-liter 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.
The 2021 Honda BR-V competes in Indonesia against the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia, and other three-row midsize SUVs/crossovers. In India, Honda has discontinued the slow-selling BR-V, and the company currently does not provide a 7-seat vehicle in the country. While the new BR-V could be a strong contender in India, Honda has yet to provide an update on the vehicle. The City and the Amaze are presently available in India, and a mild-hybrid version of the former is scheduled to be released soon.