The real 2018 Honda BR-V aims to maintain a balance between efficiency, functionality and performance components of gas. In addition, it will certainly offer all the objectives of anyone trying to find a small inexpensive 7-seater SUV.
It seems that the 2018 Honda BRV will have a small overhaul to be in sync with the latest Honda cars. At the front, the car is likely to receive a new bumper with slightly larger grilles than before and new fog lamp housings. In addition, the small black plastic shield could be replaced by a silver shield on high-end models. The headlights will approach those of the CR-V when the grille is set to decrease its size. These changes should allow the BRV not to look like a bouncy play character. At the rear, the BRV will keep the massive hatchback. However, the taillights, with their unusual LED strips running through them, could be gone. In addition, the license plate can be moved from the bottom to the middle of the tailgate. The car should also receive new wheels, probably new color combinations and possibly a new level of finish. The latter would focus on those looking to get a sports car with the features of a small SUV.
Not much will change here in terms of layout. The 2018 Honda BRV will still be able to offer between 5 and 7 seats, which is very impressive for such a small car. This time it seems that there will be more features available even on the base model. A new infotainment system will certainly be installed while airbags as well as better safety features than before. The intermediate and rear seats could receive USB charging plugs while some models of the car could get a Wi-Fi hotspot which is a much sought-after feature these days.
As for the powertrain of the Honda BR-V 2018, it should inherit the engines of the current model. This means that the 2018 model will have two engines in the range. One of the engines is a 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine. It comes with 118 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque. The transmission system is optional, and it is paired with either the six-speed manual transmission or CVT transmission.
On the other hand, the second choice is an i-DTEC inline-4 turbodiesel of 1.5 liter Earth Dreams. It delivers an output similar to that of the other unit and has the same transmission options. Currently, there are no estimates of fuel consumption, but it will certainly be better than the pilots. The reason lies in the market. The target market is less rich than the US, so they need to produce energy efficient vehicles. Other engines are not expected, but who knows what Honda engineers think.
According to testimonies, the new model of the mini SUV will be presented in Shanghai even if it was not the case last year. One thing is certain, though – the end of 2017 will make it available. The only question is where. Besides Shanghai, it can even be published in the Philippines or India. Regarding the price, it will be one of the cheapest SUVs on the market. All things considered, the BR-V is definitely worth it.