"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.
The Honda BR-V is now one of the best sellers in SUV segment
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.
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 2021
The entry of the Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. in the sporty-looking MPV segment is the Honda BR-V. It may have a beefy and bold exterior, which is a crossover's clear characteristics, but technically, it remains an MPV. One of the significant advantages of the Honda BR-V against its competitors in the crossover segment is the number of seats that passengers can occupy. To be exact, this MPV can accommodate seven occupants. In the most recent update, Honda elevated the model’s appeal to the conscious Filipino car buyers. Technology-wise, the Honda BR-V is loaded with convenient features for both drivers and passengers. Powering this BR-V is the 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline mill with Continuously Variable Transmission developed by Honda Earth Dream Technology. It produces a maximum output of 118 horsepower and 145 Newton-meter of torque, making it the most powerful in its segment. The Honda BR-V is perfect for anyone who is on a tight budget. Honda Cars Philippines Inc. offers the Honda Accord in four variants, and they are the following: Honda BR-V 1.5S CVT, Honda BR-V 1.5S CVT Modulo, Honda BR-V 1.5V Navi CVT, and Honda BR-V 1.5V Navi CVT Modulo. Honda BR-V is available in six color options, namely Taffeta White, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Passion Red Pearl, Platinum White Pearl, and Premium Amber Metallic.