If you come from the United States, it is quite possible that you have never heard of the Honda BR-V. The mini SUV manufactured by Honda is assembled in Thailand, Indonesia and India, and is sold in several countries in South and Southeast Asia. At present, the Japanese automaker does not intend to launch this mini SUV on the North American market because it was specially designed for South Asians. Their needs differ from the needs of the citizens of the United States. BR-V stands for Bold Runabout Vehicle, and its production started in 2015. The launch was scheduled for 2016 and it was launched in Indonesia, India and the Philippines. The 2018 Honda BR-V is already on the way by today we will discuss more about the upcoming model.
It seems that the 2018 Honda BR-V will have a small overhaul to be in sync with the latest Honda cars. At the front, the car will probably receive a new bumper with slightly larger grilles than before and new fog lamp housings. In addition, the small black plastic shield could be replaced by a silver shield on high-end models. The headlights will approach those of the CR-V when the grille is set to decrease its size. These changes look like other Honda cars, but also to give the car a more playful character than before. At the rear, the BRV will keep the massive hatchback.
However, the taillights, with their unusual LED strip running through them, could be gone. In addition, the license plate could be moved from the bottom to the middle of the tailgate. The car should also receive new wheels, probably new color combinations and possibly a new level of finish. The latter would focus on those looking to get a sports car with the features of a small SUV.
Not much will change here in terms of layout. The 2018 Honda BR-V will still be able to offer between 5 and 7 seats, which is very impressive for such a small car. This time it seems that there will be more features available even on the base model. A new infotainment system will be permanently installed, while the base cars will be equipped with more airbags and better safety features than before. The intermediate and rear seats could receive USB charging plugs while some models of the car could get a Wi-Fi hotspot which is a much sought-after feature these days.
There are no official details or reports on the engine schedule. Nevertheless, it is more than likely that the powertrain is likely to continue to be the same. The 2018 Honda BR-V will lay 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder gas. This engine has a result of 118 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. It is far from being the best engine that Honda can provide, but this SUV is targeting Eastern markets that normally have less demand compared to Americans. In addition to the i-VTEC 1.5 l, another choice is likely to be used.