We just showed you the first picture with the model a while back and now it’s time for the official premiere of the Honda BR-V prototype, which hit the stage of the 2015 GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).
The model is a crossover declination of the Mobilio MPV and uses much of its brethren’s design lines, albeit in a form that best suits the high-riding model that can take aboard up to seven people. Naturally, it gets a higher clearance suspension system and the necessary black plastic cladding that also distinguishes it from the crop of MPVs into one that can tackle rougher terrains. Up front there’s also plastic underbody protection that mimics aluminum and those needing the additional space there are roof rails. There’s still no photo of the rear part of the vehicle but Honda has announced it uses LED taillights with C-shaped graphics and we reckon there’s even more plastic body protection gear.
Riding on 16-inch alloys, the model also features ventilation for the second row and class-leading interior space. The driver will get his relevant information using a multi-information display and safety is covered by dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, hill start assist and vehicle stability assist (VSA). Under the hood resides a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder i-VTEC normally aspirated engine delivering 120 bhp and 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) of torque to the rear axle via a new six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. HPM’s Karawang factory in Indonesia will handle production for the new model starting January 2016 and the model will be available in more countries thereafter.