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


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

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 for more news on the all-new Honda BR-V, folks.