The seven-seat BR-V has been in the market for several years but was treated to a makeover in 2020 with design, equipment and refinement upgrades.
A number of new features were added including LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors on the Comfort and Elegance models, as well as a touchscreen audio display system with a reverse parking camera for the flagship derivatives.
Its 88kW i-VTEC 1.5 litre petrol engine also musters more power than the opposition, which is useful when you're transporting up to seven people. The transmission options are six-speed manual or CVT automatic.
At 4,456mm in length the BR-V is one of the larger people carriers in its segment and is available in five models: 1.5 Trend (R310,700), 1.5 Comfort (R349,700), 1.5 Comfort auto (R372,400), 1.5 Elegance (R377,200) and 1.5 Elegance auto (R399,500).
All versions come standard with the LED daytime running lights, along with features like ABS brakes, dual front airbags, aircon, electric windows, and an audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Warranty: Five years/200,000km
Service plan: Four years/60,000km (standard in Comfort and Elegance, and optional in Trend)