The 2022 Honda BR-V has finally been unveiled in Indonesia and the popular crossover MPV is now more high-tech and feature-packed than ever. It’s also now the safest entry-level crossover thanks to the availability of the Honda Sensing suite of advanced driver-assist systems.
The all-new 2022 Honda BR-V thankfully shares almost the same design as the N7X Concept that previewed it a few months ago. As a result, it’s now a handsome and well-proportioned crossover than the model it replaces. Upfront, there’s a large Solid Wing Face grille that’s flanked by LED headlights. The concept car’s LED accent lights at the lower front bumper have been removed, in its place is a more conventional foglight housing.
The side profile looks better proportioned as well. Gone is the awkward kink at the window line. And then at the rear, the tailgate now features a cleaner and more cohesive look. Adorning the rear end are the same LED taillights from the Honda City, though we’re not complaining since those lights look good in the first place.
Inside the all-new BR-V, and you’ll spot the all-new dashboard design that borrows a lot of design cues from the CR-V. Based on their spec sheet and photos, higher-end variants will feature Remote Engine Start, which turns on the air conditioning to cool down the interior before you enter the vehicle. Leather seats are also being offered on the higher-end variants, along with fold-down armrests in the second-row seats.
The all-new 2022 Honda BR-V is still powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine that produces 121 hp and 145 Nm of torque. This is then mated to either a manual or a CVT.
Perhaps the biggest upgrade that was made to the all-new BR-V is the addition of Honda Sensing. This bundles automatic emergency braking, radar-guided adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and a lead vehicle start alert, which notifies drivers if the vehicle in front has moved ahead. This makes the BR-V the safest in its segment.
Honda Sensing comes on top of the usual suite of airbags, hill start assist, electronic stability control, and Honda’s own LaneWatch blind spot camera.
The 2022 Honda BR-V is now available in Indonesia. Given its popularity in the Philippines, the all-new BR-V could be launched locally in early- or mid-2022.