The 2017 Honda BR-V is a brand new crossover SUV. It’s a mix of Mobilio MPV, Brio hatchback and the Amaze saloon. On first sight, it feels like Mobilio as is mostly influenced by it. The idea behind the car is putting together all the best of three car types.
Making it the most practical and innovative, this SUV pushes the limits of buyers imagination and surprisingly enough lives up to expectations completely. All being thanks to implementing top technology and all the modern specs. This model, however, is aimed at the market of Southeast Asia and it is built accordingly.
2017 Honda BR-V – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The idea being that Honda wants a tough and solid body car, they used aluminium and steel as two main chassis materials, making it stiff but light enough. There are quite a few changes which stand out. Lights are now LED with a stylish shape in front and a sporty looking rear.
The front grille is aluminium with rather small holes giving it an attractive look. From the side, this 2017 Honda BR-V SUV seems more like an MPU than an SUV but it’s still quite impressive looking with roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The 2017 Honda BR-V’s interior gets a completely new design from all the previous models. It is now built in very simple looking premium quality materials. It being an 7 seat SUV, makes it very spacious on the inside. Surprisingly, even though it has 7 seats, it still manages to have decent leg room thanks to its adjustable seats. The back seats are also foldable in order to get cargo space in the back.
The front parts of the 2017 Honda BR-V get a cutting edge technology, as it has a 6.1-inch display with numerous functions. Parking cams, brand new sound system and digital speakers. It also has rear air conditioning. The dashboard is looking sporty and the car even has a sporty looking start button.
2017 Honda BR-V – Modification under the Hood
The engine compartment has a few options. First being the 4 cylinders 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine producing 118 hp and 145 Nm of torque. The second engine is also 4 cylinders 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel with 100 hp and 200 Nm of torque. Both engines produce and excellence driving capabilities for BR-V. There is a third possible option, which is the better known 1.8-litre i-VTEC engine that should come in combination with the all-wheel drive system.
First of all, there is a 6-speed manual transmission or an excellent CVT transmission with paddle shifters for you to enjoy driving. Honda was aiming at bettering fuel economy. They increased gear ratio in both types of transmission, reduced frame weight and reduced friction all in order to bring down fuel consumption. After all the changes, Honda claims the 2017 Honda BR-V performs at an 18 mpg. Honda also improved driving dynamics making it less noisy and with fewer vibrations. Steering is made light with electric power steering and it holds corners excellent.
2017 Honda BR-V – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The price of the Honda BR-V 2017 should range from around 14 000$ to a maximum amount of $22,000 depending on which engine, transmission and gear package you chose.
Honda presented the 2017 BR-V at the Shanghai car show and later at the Detroit car show. Accordingly, the release date should be in the first quarter of 2017.