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The Facelifted Honda BR-V Deserves A Second Look

New cosmetic bits refresh the design, everything else remains the same


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The Facelifted Honda BR-V Deserves A Second Look

If there was a Honda vehicle that fits the jack-of-all-trades, has to be the BR-V. It has seven-seats like an MPV, a ground clearance of an SUV and still has respectable cargo space when all seats are occupied. While the BR-V’s strength lies in its versatility, its design should have remained in the bell towers of Notre Dame.

The recent facelift might make others take a second look at the BR-V. The crossover now wears the grille similar to the CR-V. A new front bumper with lower bumper garnish and front fog light garnish completes the BR-V’s refreshed fascia. A new shark-fin antenna and new rear bumper garnishing for the lower bumper ties up the back end. The BR-V gets new kicks in the form of the 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels. 

Convenience features such as the auto air-conditioning, keyless entry and push start button are now standard, as is the cabin filter. On top of that, the cargo area is now lit. Additionally, the top-line V variant is fitted with paddle shifters, new seven-inch display audio and upholstered with new leather seats finished in red to match the gear knob’s red stitching. 

The BR-V’s drivetrain remains untouched with no gains in power, although the new colour of Marine Purple Pearl may make it seem like it has. The price remains pocket-friendly. The E variant costs RM89,900 and the V variant is priced at RM96,900. 

If you fancy the BR-V’s new look, you can head to your nearest Honda dealership to see it in the metal. Honda Malaysia has assured us that steps have been taken and measures put into place to keep everyone safe. Also, if you buy a BR-V, you’ll be contributing to Honda’s efforts to support COVID-19 relief programs. Win-win.






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