Honda Reveals BR-V Facelift At Indonesia International Auto Show —Expect India Debut Soon

Honda cars has unveiled the BR-V facelift at the ongoing Indonesia International Motor Show. The current-gen Honda BR-V was launched in 2015 and since then there have been no updates to the model.

Honda Reveals BR-V Facelift In Indonesia

Now though, by revealing the facelift at the Indonesia International Auto Show, Honda will be looking to boost sales of the BR-V. The Honda BR-V facelift gets a few aesthetic changes. The overall design has been kept in-line with Honda's current design philosophy.

Up front is an all-new bumper with a brushed-aluminium faux skid plate. It involves new housings for the fog lamps and quite a lot of chrome. The entire front fascia makes sure the new BR-V looks typical of all Hondas and has that Honda family face.

However, the over-involvement of chrome does stick out like a sore thumb. This however could be specific to the Indonesian market and it be a whole new story when the facelift is launched in India.

Honda Reveals BR-V Facelift In Indonesia

The MPV now comes with daytime running lights and redesigned headlamp inserts. The side profile of the Honda BR-V facelift almost remains the same as the current model. There are a few changes made to the cladding at the sides - addition of chrome strips. Apart from this, the alloy wheels are brand-new diamond-cut units.

The cladding continues over the wheel arches until the rear end where it ends in a new bumper with a faux skid plate. The tail-lamp remains the same as on the current model. The insides of the Honda BR-V remain almost the same when it comes to design, but it now comes with a grey tone and only the top-spec variants get contrast stitching in red for the seats and centre armrest.

In the Indonesian market, the Honda BR-V is available with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine only. There is no option for a diesel engine. However, for the Indian market, we get a 1.5-litre diesel engine too.

Honda Reveals BR-V Facelift In Indonesia

The petrol engine produces a maximum power output of 119bhp and a peak torque output of 145bhp. The diesel engine on the other hand produces 100bhp and 200Nm. While the diesel is only available with a 6-speed manual transmission, the petrol engine is made available with a CVT automatic gearbox as well.

Thoughts On Honda BR-V Facelift Revealed In Indonesia

The Honda BR-V facelift has been a long-time coming. The MPV has survived for almost 4 years without an update of any sort, hence this is a much deserved update. Sales in this segment are dismal, however, there may be a rise once the facelift is launched. Honda hasn't confirmed if the BR-V facelift will make it to Indian shores, but it will invariably have to be launched here as well.

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Article Published On: Thursday, April 25, 2019, 19:23 [IST]

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