The Honda BR-V is Honda’s popular, 5-door compact crossover that has been around since 2015. With only about three years in the automotive market, it has now received a significant update for the model year 2019 with Indonesia being the first get the new BR-V.
A couple of days ago, the Honda BR-V has arrived on Philippine shores where it is poised to compete against other seven-seaters like the Toyota Rush and the Mitsubishi Xpander.
Also of note is that this facelifted Honda BR-V 2019 are now assembled locally in a Honda facility located in Santa Rosa, Laguna and it gets two variants, the 1.5V, and the 1.5S.
Now let’s take a closer look at the new, updated 2019 Honda BR-V.
The new and improved Honda BR-V has adopted a more aggressive look.
1. Honda BR-V 2019: Styling Updates
The first thing you’ll notice is that the latest Honda BR-V gets a new front bumper which is clearly inspired by another Honda vehicle: the CR-V. Also, the 1.5V will get LED daytime running lights while the 1.5S will have the usual projector lights.
The front also has new vent-like features that run towards both sides of the bumper which aside from the largeness, also makes the BR-V look sportier.
Honda BR-V gets a new front design
At the rear, one might say that the BR-V didn’t change that much but it is in fact given new bits and pieces here and there like the new rear diffuser. The reflectors which were previously on the lower part of the bumper are now flanking the lower part of either side of the vehicle’s rear.
These are now vertically aligned. Also new are the totally different 16 inch wheels which look sportier than the ones on the previous BR-V.
2. 2019 Honda BR-V: The revised interior and other features
According to latest updates in the auto industry, Honda wants the BR-V to feel sportier as such, they gave the top of the line 1.5 V a dominantly black colored interior with red accents on the leather timed seats as well as red-colored leather door armrests.
The shifter and steering wheel are similarly themed giving the BR-V’s entire interior air of added sophistication and sportiness. Also as you may well know black colored interiors are less susceptible to stains from either wear and tear or spilled food items so dark is a good way to go.
While the new BR-V gets stylishly dark themed interior with red accents, the dimensions of the roomy interior remain the same
The new Honda BR-V 2019 interior now also has a larger 8-inch infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto adding to the functionality of the vehicle.
Another important feature to be added, possibly due to popular demand, is a helpful rear view parking camera. What remains the same are the front passenger and driver airbags, central locking, an anti-lock braking system, and stability control.
The rear parking camera is a very welcome addition as the BR-V is indeed a sizable vehicle
3. Honda BR-V 2019: Engine and transmission
While a lot has been changed to the interior and styling of the 2019 BR-V, the engine and transmission remain the same. It still that trustworthy 1.5-liter VTEC that’s capable of producing up to 118 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a CVT.
Honda BR-V 2019 remains the I-VTEC engine
4. Honda BR-V 2019 Philippines price list
The updated 2019 Honda BR-V gets two variants, the 1.5V, and the 1.5S. One major difference the top of the line 1.5V will have are paddle shifters and LED daytime running lights plus many other useful features and toys. There are no differences however with regards to the engine output.
2019 Honda BR-V 1.5S
2019 Honda BR-V 1.5V
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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.
Cesar G.B. Miguel