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.