Honda BR-V partially revealed ahead of tomorrow’s debut

The Honda BR-V has been photographed during an inspection ahead of its official launch tomorrow at the Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show.

Billed as a “new generation crossover utility vehicle”, the seven-seater shares most of its design with the XR-V / HR-V and it’s described as a prototype but we expect the production car to look virtually the same. It appears to make extensive use of chrome noticeable on the thick front grille, fog light surrounds, side skirts and even on the door handles.

It has received side steps, roof rails and comes with plastic body cladding around the wheel arches while up front appears to be an underbody protection likely made from plastic but with a faux aluminum finish.

The car’s underpinnings are not known at this point, but it could turn out to be a stretched version of the aforementioned XR-V while some are saying it’s based on the Mobilio MPVĀ which would make more sense. We do know it was developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific in Thailand and will evolve into a production car in 2016 set to be offered with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine teamed up with a six-speed manual and a CVT.

Check back tomorrow for full details once the BR-V will debut at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show.

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