New budget crossover Honda BR-V: what and how

In Indonesia, a new generation of Honda budget crossover with three rows of seats in the cabin is presented. The second BR-V looked more like an SUV, but never got all-wheel drive.

The appearance of the novelty was predicted

There is still no complete clarity about the platform: the first BR-V shared it with the budget Honda Amaze sedan, but now some experts are talking about the «cart» of the larger Honda City model. This assumption seems unlikely when you see the interior of the novelty: both in architecture and in individual details, it reminds just Amaze, which changed a generation in 2018 and was slightly updated a month ago. There is a modest seven-inch multimedia display here, and it is located in the old-fashioned way, under the climate vents. But the list of equipment includes side airbags, a remote engine start system and a Honda Sensing complex, which, in turn, includes a lane keeping system and adaptive cruise control with an autobrake function.

The powertrain remains the same: a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine with 121 hp. with. can be combined with either a six-speed manual transmission or a variator. A chassis with McPherson front suspension and a torsion bar at the rear does not offer four-wheel drive, nor is it required in markets where BR-V is traditionally present. One of its main competitors in South Asia will be the Hyundai Alcazar, that is, the new

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