Thai Expo 2015 – Honda previews BR-V ahead of 2016 Thai market...

Thai Expo 2015 – Honda previews BR-V ahead of 2016 Thai market launch

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Honda has confirmed that the BR-V will launch in the Thai market early next year. The new entry-level seven-seater crossover SUV model is currently being previewed for the Thai public at the ongoing Thai Motor Expo, which runs from 2 to 13 December 2015.

Based on underpinnings of the Mobilio MPV that is not available in Malaysia, the BR-V will slot below the HR-V in Honda’s model hierarchy. It is powered by the proven 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine that is also used in the Jazz and City, producing outputs of 117hp and 146Nm. The engine is paired with Honda’s new generation Earth Dreams CVT as standard.

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Features fitted for the Thai market include projector headlamps with LED position lights, C-shaped LED tail lights, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Its spacious interior is cooled by an automatic air-conditioning system with rear vents placed ahead of the middle-row seats.

Safety equipment includes dual frontal airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability control, and hill start assist.

We had a go in the BR-V recently in Japan, and it was indicated to us that the model is being considered for introduction in Malaysia by 2016.


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