Honda has unveiled the new facelifted version of the BR-V. Rival to the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks, the unveiling of the BR-V facelift was done at the ongoing 2019 Indonesia International Motor Show. The SUV-crossover gets a host of cosmetic upgrades on the outside while the interiors have been refreshed too. The current model of the BR-V was launched back in 2015 while India launched happened in 2016. This is the first update the model has received since then.
As seen in the images here, the new facelifted BR-V now looks smarter than the ongoing model. Talking about the exterior changes, the SUV crossover now comes with a new bumper complete with a faux silver skid plate along with revised fog lamp housings. The front grille gets an additional chrome slat and their design is slightly tweaked. This gives a more premium look for chrome loving regions such as India. The fog lamp housing also get chrome surrounds which add to its look. Further, the BR-V facelift gets revised headlight inserts and daytime running lamp. On the whole, the front end now looks more appealing thanks to the slight alterations made on it.
Coming to the sides, the body cladding has a slightly different design but the major change here are those good looking 16-inch alloy wheels with a diamond-cut finish. The rest of the side profile stays more or less the same. Moving towards the rear, the bumper here gets some minor tweaks and new reflectors have been added vertically on each side. The interiors too get a refresh and sport a dark grey theme. The top end variants of the BR-V facelift will come with red stitching on the seats which will make them look sportier along with a centre armrest as well. The roof features shark fin antenna, something that was not present on the current model.
The Indonesia-spec model seen here comes only with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that churns out 120 PS of power and 145 Nm torque. The engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT gearbox. It is sold in three trim levels there – S, E and Prestige.
The Indian spec model, however, also gets a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine as an option. This engine puts out 100 PS of power along with 200 Nm torque and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. As for the launch of this facelift in India, there has been no official word about the same from Honda. However, a facelift will hit our shores in the coming time that will more or less be the same as the one featured here. Also, the Indian spec BR-V facelift will come with BSVI compliant engines and will comply with the safety norms.