Honda presented the new BR-V compact crossover for the Asian market in 2015. Ever since this model achieves good sales results. Unlike the competition, the crossover offers seats for seven adult passengers. The next 2020 Honda BR-V will keep the characteristics of its predecessor. The model is pretty spacious. It comes with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine under the hood.
Small changes will update the look of the 2020 Honda BR-V. This will be a rebadged version of Honda CR-V SUV we can find in the US market. Whatsoever, there won’t be too many similarities. Even if BR-V borrows something, that will be from the European model, rather than the SUV we find in the United States.
2020 Honda BR-V Release Date and Market Availability
The 2020 Honda BR-V will remain the model that only buyers in some Asian countries can purchase. At this moment, the car is available in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Pakistan. We could also find it in South Africa, but a model for 2020 is not coming there anymore. Instead, the Japanese carmaker decides to expand the offer in Asia to the Philippines and few more countries. Whatsoever, the SUV is not coming to major markets, China and Japan.
The release date of the 2020 Honda BR-V is set for second half of 2019. Then, the company will organize the premiere in one of the new countries where the crossover SUV is about to appear. Some rumors are mentioning Australia and New Zealand.
2020 Honda BR-V Interior
The cabin of the 2020 Honda BR-V is pretty spacious. A seven-seat layout can expect a revisit. Designers will try to create more space. Whatsoever, dimensions will remain the same. So, with more room for passengers, the company will cut the cargo area even more. However, folded third or even second row could add more space for luggage.
Simplicity is the key with Japanese carmaker. Honda is trying to help driver as much as it can with new features and accessories. We still don’t know what kind of systems are on the way for 2020 Honda BR-V, but we are sure the crossover SUV is going to be one of the best in class models in driver aid segment.
Outside of the 2020 Honda BR-V, we won’t notice too many changes. The SUV continues to present the aggressive look with a bold grille and sharp tail. Whatsoever, buyers still can upgrade the exterior with extra packages. So far, we can purchase Modulo set with front and rear garnish, and spoiler. Also, the Urban package is bringing side step garnish and running board. With Utility package, buyers are getting sunshade, door protector film, and door visor. Honda is going to add probably one more set of features. Also, the company could bring extra upgrades to the interior.
2020 Honda BR-V Engine
The 2020 Honda BR-V is going to use the same engine that is already in the Honda Fit. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder model is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The automatic gearbox is optional. Another option is all-wheel drive, while 2WD remains standard. Furthermore, these upgrades could be added to a diesel drivetrain, which is also part of the lineup for the 2020 year model. It is fuel-friendlier and comes with more torque.
A 1.5-liter diesel unit can produce 100 hp. A petrol engine in combination with a CVT transmission adds 20 ponies more. On the other hand, diesel offers 200 Nm of torque, while the petrol unit can make only 145 Nm. Diesel is also ahead with fuel economy numbers. This engine returns 21 km/l. Petrol powertrain with automatic transmission goes 16 km/l, while the manual is slightly worse – 15.5 km/l. The new 2020 Honda BR-V could be lighter thanks to the larger use of aluminum and carbon fiber. It would also lead to better fuel economy.