Honda BR-V to come with a better interior than Mobilio – Report

Posted on: Jul 7, 2015 - 12:13pm IST

Developed in Thailand, and targets Asian markets.

According to a report on Oto Detik, the forthcoming Honda BR-V crossover will have a better interior than the Honda Mobilio, which shares its dashboard with the Honda Brio and Honda Amaze.

Honda B-RV production version rendering
Our artist’s rendering of the BR-V based on official sketches.

Honda has only revealed the exterior sketches of the BR-V, and announced its debut for the 2015 Indonesia International Motor Show, which takes place on August 20, 2015. The publication was told by Mr. Jonfis Fandy, Marketing and After-sales service Director for PT Honda Prospect Motor, to ‘wait and see’ until the car’s premiere at the show, when asked about the interior.

The BR-V, Honda’s crossover for Asian markets, is announced to come with three-row seating and a 1.5-liter petrol engine with two “advanced” transmissions. It is likely to borrow the Mobilio’s 1.5-liter i-VTEC which is capable of 118 PS and 145 Nm of torque, and the 5-speed MT and CVT gearboxes.

Honda BR-V rear view sketch
Bookings for the BR-V will start at the Indonesian show, according to a report.

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Developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (HRAP) in Thailand, the BR-V is expected to premiere in India at the Auto Expo 2016, while a local launch could take place in the same calendar year. For the Indian market, the BR-V is certain to get a 1.5-liter i-DTEC Earth Dreams diesel engine in addition to the petrol.

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[Source Oto.Detik]

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