Indonesia gets first crack at second-gen Honda BR-V

By CARSIFU | 26 September 2021

JAKARTA: The second-generation Honda BR-V made its world premiere at a virtual launch here last week.

The all-new BR-V comes with a completely redesigned look and series of advanced technologies that are not only the first to be implemented in the model but also previously not available among all models in its segment.

No price has been announced yet at the Sept 21 virtual event but it's estimated to be at around 260 million Rupiah (RM76,000).

In line with its initial development concept, the latest BR-V was designed to combine the tough character of an SUV, the spaciousness and high utility of an MPV, with the fun to drive and fuel efficiency performance that has become the signature of Honda cars.

Meanwhile, the series of new features and technology introduced for the first time for the new BR-V, such as Honda SENSING, Honda LaneWatch, Remote Engine Start, Walk-Away Auto Lock, and Smart Entry System helped to create a new definition of driving experience for a 7-seater in its class.


In particular, this is the first time Honda SENSING technology has filtered down to the BR-V after it was made available in higher segment models such as Odyssey, Accord and CR-V.

Honda SENSING is a series of advanced safety technologies that provide comprehensive protection for drivers and passengers by providing warnings and automatically take action to reduce the risk of accidents

The exterior presents a dynamic body shape, with strong body lines that run from the front to the back of the body.

The front features an aggressive and sporty look of an SUV. It also features a newly designed LED headlamp equipped with an LED Daytime Running Light that integrates with the front grille.


On the rear side, a newly designed rear combi lamp equipped with LED light bars, is designed to blend with the body lines. The SUV runs on new 17” alloy wheels with a new design.

The cockpit area offers a comfortable and spacious space for the driver and passengers, complete with first row console armrest and second row seat armrest to ensure passengers in each row experience a more enjoyable time inside the cabin.

More power outlets at the front, middle, and rear seats make it even more user-friendly.

For the driver, a 4.2” TFT display is located on the dashboard to display various important information while driving such as Honda SENSING functions, average fuel consumption, mileage, and remaining fuel.

A 7” touchscreen displays audio equipped with various functions including Smartphone Connection and a Hands-Free Telephone available for driver and passenger convenience.

More leather materials has been added for the cabin, including for the armrests, door panels, and dashboard.


The flexible storage spaces have been increased, including on the armrests, small items storage, cup holders in the console area, sun visor with makeup mirror and lamp, storage compartments with many pockets behind the seats, up to 8 water bottle holders and a 3rd-row seats that can be folded up with 50/50 configuration.

The new BR-V is powered by a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine with a maximum power of 119hp at 6,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145Nm at 4,300 rpm.

The improved engine is supported by a new CVT system relaying power to the front axle. The setup results in better fuel efficiency and the SUV complies with EURO4 emissions standard.

PT Honda Prospect Motor introduced the BR-V in 2015. Until now, Honda BR-V continues to be well received by customers in Indonesia with total retail sales of 76,846 units.

Globally, Honda BR-V has sold more than 255,000 units and Indonesia is the country with the highest sales contribution of 30%.

The new BR-V was initially showcased as the N7X concept in May to gauge Indonesian reaction and feedback.

Five colours are available for the BR-V in Indonesia namely Premium Opal White Pearl (new colour), Taffeta White, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, and Crystal Black Pearl.