After we test drove the Honda BR-V last year in Japan, we were excited to see how it would shake up the local SUV market. We got our wish when Honda Cars Philippines unveiled the taller version of the Mobilio for the local market at the Philippine International Motor Show last September. With units poised to fly off Honda dealerships this December, the local office of the Japanese carmaker has just announced the official prices.
Sales of the BR-V will start at P989,000. That's for the base 1.5 S CVT variant. The top-of-the-line 1.5 V Navi CVT variant, meanwhile, will go for P1,119,000. This will make the BR-V more affordable than other seven-seater market offerings like the Toyota Fortuner, the Mitsubishi Montero Sport, and Ford Everest. Of course, the diesel midsize SUVs are on another level when it comes to off-roading.
Both variants of the BR-V come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC lump under the hood. The S CVT model comes equipped with roof rails and 16-inch alloy wheels on the outside. Inside, its tech features include a seven-inch touchscreen display audio, digital air-conditioning controls, and independent controls for its rear A/C system.
The V Navi CVT will come with luxuries like push-button start, built-in Garmin navigation, power folding mirrors, paddle shifters, and leather seats. Both variants will be offered in Modern Steel Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, and Lunar Silver Metallic. Premium Amber Metallic and White Orchid Pearl will be offered only for the V Navi CVT, while Taffeta White will be available exclusively with the S CVT.
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