Gone are the days of orthodox looks, which we are used to witness from years in the case of automobiles. Times change, yes it does. With the growing crossover segment around the globe, it looks like automakers are latching on to the new segment by bringing in new models to attract more and more buyers in their camp.
Whether it’s a German brand or an automotive brand from Japan, each automaker is looking to produce budget crossovers, which are intended to serve the desires of people who like an exterior appeal of an SUV at a cost that doesn’t make holes in their pocket. Crossover is the best option to own such a vehicle, which comes with a body-like of an SUV while the amenities are of a hatchback. One such entry in the market is Honda BR-V, which has been overwhelmed by the response it got from countries like Thailand and India. Now, nearing its launch in the Philippines, the crossover is all set to gain further love from the Filipinos.
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The all-new BR-V 2016 can be regarded as the perfect blend of sedan-like comfort, which is encapsulated inside a structure of a big vehicle. However, the size isn’t that big which could create issues in manoeuvring while it is quite easy to move around along the crowded city streets. The design is an appreciable thing about this crossover as the designers have done their part quite well by providing it with an aggressive and authoritative stance while maintaining its elegance at the same time. Its overall design is simple yet stylish, which accounts for the crafty character lines, bold front and uncommon rear end.
Inside, it boasts a number of features which are just wow. One among the list is the option of folding of rear seats in a 50:50 configuration that comes quite handy on long journeys or trips as it allows you to load packages with ease.
In addition to this, storage spaces have been craftily designed so that passengers don’t have to worry too much about the same. The entertainment front has been kept intact by the brand by integrating the best in the class audio system.
Talking about the mechanics, it has an economical engine integrated under the hood that is developed under the Earth Dreams technology. Powered by a 1.5-litre engine, it comes with the capability to produce a max power of 120 PS at 6600 rpm and a peak torque of 145 Nm at 4600 rpm.
The impressive styling, efficient engine and bits of practical storage spaces here and there inside the cabin give the all-new BR-V an edge above all and make it one of the best in the segment.