It is priced on-the-road without insurance at RM89,900 (E variant) and RM96,900 (V variant).
To complement the “Active-Solid Motion” design concept, both variants get a new front grille, front bumper with lower bumper garnish, 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheel, a new shark fin antenna, new rear bumper with lower bumper garnish, tweeter speakers, cargo light, and cabin filter.
The E variant is also enhanced with automatic air-conditioning, keyless entry and engine push-start button.
Meanwhile, the V variant is refreshed by new front fog light garnish, a 7-inch display audio system, paddle shifters, leather seats with red finishing and a gear knob with red stitching.
A brand-new colour is Marine Purple Pearl.
The full colour line-up includes White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic and Passion Red Pearl.
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“When first introduced in Malaysia in 2017, the Bold Runabout Vehicle (BR-V) revolutionised the MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) segment. The growing popularity of the BR-V is attributed to its combination of versatile and practical features, good product quality and fuel efficiency, as well as customers’ trust in the Honda brand over the years. With improvements in this New BR-V, we believe the model will continue to receive positive market acceptance,” said Honda Malaysia managing director and CEO Toichi Ishiyama.
The BR-V remains powered by a 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a CVT (continuous variable transmission), and produces 120ps, the highest in its class.
To maximise space for passengers and cargo, it offers multiple configurations enabled by the 60:40 one-touch tilt and tumble in the second row and 50:50 tilt and full tumble in the third row.
It has the biggest trunk space at 223 litres when all the seats are up and 539 litres when the third-row seats are folded down.