For the Malaysian market, Honda is now offering a 360-degree view parking camera for the Honda HR-V and BR-V crossover models. No, this is not some offer from another brand but a licensed Honda accessory. To be specific, they’re calling it the “Honda Recommended Advanced 360 HD Camera.”
The Honda BR-V for the Malaysian market
Like most 360-degree cameras in the market, the kit includes two cameras mounted on either side mirrors, one for the front end of the car and another for the rear. A top-down view is then fed to a touchscreen display to aid one in parking. This means that the said accessory is only available to higher-spec variants of the HR-V and BR-V that are fitted with a touchscreen. As for pricing, this kit can be had for RM3,300 (around Php 38,000) for all applicable cars.
Of note, the said accessory is available as an option for all brand-new variants of the HR-V, and the top-spec BR-V V variants that are being sold in Malaysia. Otherwise, it can also be retrofitted on current cars, as long as they are the facelifted models sold from 2019 to the present year.
How about the Philippine market? Well, Honda’s local arm is yet to say anything about introducing the 360-degree view camera package. Regardless, we can speculate that there could be a chance that the said 360-degree camera can be offered locally since the current versions of the HR-V and BR-V are similar to the ones sold in Malaysia.
The 360-degree view parking camera on the Honda HR-V
There’s also the fact that parking here in the Philippines is as much of a pain as it is in Malaysia. Many of our side roads are filled to the brim, and so parking spaces in Metro Manila and Cebu City can be quite crowded.
So, would you want the genuine Honda Recommended Advanced 360 HD Camera, or are you content on moving around your head as if it's on a swivel as you park?
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