Bookings for Honda BR-V to open at Indonesian Motor Show – Report

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015 - 2:05pm IST

Indonesia would be the first market for the BR-V.

Honda released the first design sketches of its all-new crossover, the BR-V (Bold Runabout Vehicle), yesterday and announced the prototype’s premiere for the Indonesian International Auto Show 2015 (which will be held from 20-30 August 2015).

Honda BR-V front view sketch
The BR-V is confirmed to get a 1.5L petrol engine with two transmissions.

According to the Bangkok Post, bookings for the BR-V will open at the motor show itself, making Indonesia the first market for the Brio-based crossover. Developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (HRAP) in Thailand, the BR-V is aimed at Asian markets, and could also be sold in Thailand, the report states.

The BR-V is announced to feature a three-row seating and a rugged design with high ground clearance and large alloy wheels.

Honda announced that the BR-V will be powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine giving it “sporty performance” and “great fuel efficiency”. This engine will be paired to two “advanced” transmissions, which reports say could be a 5-speed manual and a CVT, similar to the Honda City.

Honda BR-V rear view sketch
The BR-V is reported to be the third product to be based on the Brio platform.

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For the Indian market, the BR-V would also come with a 1.5-liter Earth Dreams i-DTEC diesel engine. It is expected to make its Indian debut at the Auto Expo 2016 which takes place in the first week of February 2016.

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[Source – Bangkok Post]

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