Next-gen Honda BR-V might be assembled in the Philiipines

Updated Oct 01, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Wait for the final decision from Honda.

"We are considering BR-V for Philippine production," stated Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) President Noriyuki Takakura after the opening of the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

Accordingly, it is highly likely that the Honda BR-V will snatch the title from its brother City to be assembled in the country. In other words, it could become new Honda’s “pillar” on our shores. In truth, the current Honda BR-V is now one of the best sellers in SUV segment; more particularly, it ranks the third place in HCPI’s best-selling list.

Honda BR-V angular front

The Honda BR-V is now one of the best sellers in SUV segment

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Frankly speaking, in the context of increasingly strong response from our auto market, the Honda BRV for assembly with Complete Knocked Down (CKD) kits from Japan here is a rational decision.

Honda BR-V assembly

The Honda BRV for assembly with Complete Knocked Down (CKD) kits in our country is a rational decision

According to latest updates in auto industry, the second-gen Honda BR-V could be assembled at the Santa Rosa plant in Laguna. However, we have to wait as the next-gen BR-V is still being conceptualized and possibly, it would come in 4 or 5 years.

Lastly, the new shift in the Honda BR-V production means that the Honda City will no longer be built in the Philippines. Perhaps, the saloon will be sourced from Thailand, as claimed by Takakura.

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Know more about Honda BR-V 2024

Honda BR-V

The 2023 Honda BR-V is a seven-seater compact MPV. It is now in its 2nd-gen version, and it has four different variants in the local market. There’s the top-spec VX honda Sensing priced at 1,390,000, V CVT priced at Php 1,300,000, the S CVT which has a price tag of Php 1,190,000, and the entry-level S MT priced at Php 1,100,000. 

Under the hood of the Honda BR-V is a 1.5-liter gasoline inline-4 engine that’s capable of making up to 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Sending power to its front wheels is a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

Size-wise, the all-new BR-V is 4,490mm long, 1,780mm wide, and 1,685mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,700mm, and a ground clearance of 207mm.                  

In the local market, the Honda BR-V competes against the Toyota Avanza, Hyundai Staria, Nissan Livina, Mitsubishi Xpander, among others.  

₱ 1,058,000 - ₱ 1,390,000