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GIIAS 2015: Honda BR-V Opens For Booking August 20th, In Indonesia

Chris Aaron August 19, 2015 22:53

As quickly as the car debuts, PT Honda Prospect Motor, the local distributor of Honda vehicles in Indonesia, will be accepting orders for the all-new SUV – reports our colleagues over at Mobil123.

It wasn’t too long ago that Honda surprised us with sketches of the all-new model that no one saw coming, and it was only hours ago from the time of writing that the first-ever live images of the car were leaked online, a day before it is expected to be fully unveiled.

For now, it looks like the vehicle the world will see very soon will be known officially as a Honda BR-V Prototype, but we’re quite certain that the seven-seat SUV designed to fill a size gap between the HR-V and CR-V is as production-ready as it’ll ever be.

Tomoki Uchida, President Director of PT Honda Prospect Motor explained to the media there that Honda is quite confident of the BR-V’s performance being able to live up to Indonesian buyers’ demand for sprightly vehicles, placing his faith in the vehicle’s offering of a 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine and its pairing with either a CVT transmission or a six-speed manual transmission.

No exact performance figures have been shared for the coming BR-V, but given that it’s pretty much identical to the powertrain combo offered by the Malaysian-spec Honda City, we don’t see the numbers running too far off from the 120hp, 145Nm of torque region – it’s the same case with the local-spec Honda Jazz, which also depends on the 1.5-litre four-pot petrol and CVT transmission.

Stay tuned to Carlist.my for more news on the all-new Honda BR-V, folks.

About Chris Aaron

Chris finds equal pleasures in reviewing fast cars as much as the everyday workhorses. He maintains a passion for European makes, Formula 1, playing the electric guitar and spending endless hours on the PlayStation; first-person shooters and the Gran Turismo franchise remain favourites. He also finds it strange to have written this in the third person.


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