Bangkok, Thailand – Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. reiterates its leadership in automobile innovation for all lifestyle preferences with its first preview of the new Honda BR-V, an active sport crossover vehicle, exhibiting together with 12 models with a total 19 units under the concept of “Ignite Your Drive” at the 32nd Thailand International Motor Expo, which runs from December 2nd until 13th, 2015.
Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “This year, Honda booth concept is “Ignite Your Drive” to let you experience our advanced automobiles filled with unique Honda characteristics that complete coverage of your needs and perfectly fulfills your lifestyle preferences. The highlights are the sport utility vehicles that cover SUV categories in all segment; Honda CR-V, a luxurious and elegant SUV, Honda HR-V, a premium sport crossover that received a highly favorable response with orders exceeding 40,000 units since its launching date, and the latest Honda BR-V, an active sport crossover that fit with all active lifestyles of the new generation, especially customers in compact and sub-compact segments. Honda BR-V stands out with its sturdy exterior, sporty look, and high ground clearance that make it ready to challenge all paths. This is the first SUV in its class to offer seven seats in three rows. It is being unveiled to you for the first time today before its official launch early next year.
The all-new Honda BR-V looks distinctively sporty with its projector headlights with LED Position Lamp, LED tail lights in C shape design, and new 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels. The BR-V is powered by a 1.5-liter SOHC, 4-cylinder, 16-valve i-VTEC engine that delivers 117 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 146 Newton-meters at 4,700 rpm, plus a new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s “Earth Dreams Technology” to deliver powerful driving performance and fuel efficiency. The engine is compatible with E85 fuel. The interior design features a spacious and comfortable cabin with two seating styles designed for versatile uses: seven seats in three rows with multi-adjustable functions, and five seats in two row configuration with large utility space. It is also equipped an automatic air-conditioning system and rear-passenger air vents between front and second row seats to distribute air flow to all zones of the cabin. The new active sport crossover is fully equipped with advanced functionalities, convenience features along with high-standard safety systems such as dual SRS airbag, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HAS). To respond to the digital lifestyle today, Honda also introduced the all-new Honda BR-V’s Line stickers for free download, coming with 16 characters that portray various moods.
In further response to the demand of customers, Honda would like to introduce the new Honda HR-V which is equipped with modern functionalities for maximum comfort in all variants, such as 8-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat (available with E, E Limited and EL variants) and upgraded standard equipment in all variants i.e. the Paddle Shift and the Cruise Control System, 6.1-inch Display Audio that support smart phone connectivity and a Multi-angle Rearview Camera with three-level adjustment. This new model also stands out with its sporty alloy wheels in all variants. The new HR-V is scheduled to be delivered early next year.