After being introduced in Indonesia, Thailand, and South Africa, the all-new second-generation Honda BR-V has been launched in the Philippines. The 2023 Honda BR-V in the Philippines is offered in 4 variants– S MT, S CVT, V CVT, and VX CVT Honda Sensing, with prices ranging from 1.09 to 1.39 million Philippine pesos (PKR 42.49 lac to PKR 54.19 lac).
Like other markets where it has already introduced, the new BR-V gets the same 1.5L naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine across the lineup. The engine generates 119 hp and 145 Nm and comes paired to either 6-speed manual or CVT gearbox options.
In terms of equipment, the base S MT and S CVT come with full LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED taillights, 16-inch steel wheels, a multi-info instrument cluster display, 7-inch touchscreen head unit (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), 4 speakers, manual air-conditioning, key-less entry and start, fabric seats, 4 airbags (dual front and sides), ABS with EBD, VSA, Hill Start Assist, a reverse camera and speed-sensing auto door locks. The S CVT also gets remote engine start, which is absent in the manual variant.
2023 Honda BR-V in the Philippines
Then comes the V CVT variant which gains 17-inch alloys, automatic air-conditioning, leather upholstery, rear parking sensors and walk-away auto lock. The range-topping VX CVT builds upon the V by gaining two additional speakers for a total of 6, dual front curtain airbags for a total of 6, Honda LaneWatch and the Honda Sensing suite of systems which include adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, auto high beam, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation and lane departure warning.
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