Honda just unveiled its mid-size SUV called the BR-V for the Indonesian market. The SUV is based on the N7X Concept that Honda showcased. It is a 7-seater SUV that will also eventually get sold in the international markets. Here, is a walkaround video of the Honda BR-V uploaded on YouTube by AutonetMagzy.
The video starts by showcasing the front of the SUV. As we can see it has sleek headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps that integrate with the chrome slats of the piano-black grille. There is also a faux skidplate finished in silver. It gets LED headlamps and LED fog lamps too.
The design of the SUV is very simple. It is not at all polarizing and will appeal to the majority of the audience. On the side, there are roof rails, shark-fin antenna, chrome door handles, side body cladding and new dual-tone alloy wheels.
At the rear, there is a huge tailgate. So, the load floor is quite low so the person won’t have to pick up the item high off the ground. There are tail lamps that are inspired by the fifth-generation Honda City. The rear seats can be folded for a flat floor in case the person wants to transport big items. The second-row seats can recline as well as slide to make more legroom for the third-row occupants.
Then the host climbs into the cabin of the BR-V. We can see a different dashboard design than the City. It is finished in an all-black theme. There is a touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel and much more. There is an analogue instrument cluster with a multi-information display in between. There is no electronic parking brake on offer.
Speaking of the features, the BR-V comes with a rear parking camera with rear parking sensors, LaneWatch camera, auto-lock on walkway, power outlets for the third row and much more. Moreover, you also get Lane Keep Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation, a push button to start/stop the engine, keyless entry, Adaptive Cruise Control and remote starter on the key fob.
The engine that Honda is using is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated unit. It produces 121 bhp of max power and 145 Nm of peak torque. Honda will offer it with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.
BR-V not launching in India
It is highly unlikely that Honda launches the BR-V in India. This is because Honda is working on a new mid-size SUV for the Indian market. It will be sold as a 5-seater as well as a 7-seater SUV. It is being called 31XA internally and Honda has already filed a trademark for Elevate nameplate.
The upcoming SUV will be based on Honda City’s platform and will also share the same engine options. The Honda Elevate is still in its early stages of development and is expected to get launched in India by September 2023.