Honda introduces close-to-production BR-V concept
Honda has traveled to the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show to introduce a new concept dubbed BR-V. The BR-V is based on the Mobilio, a people-mover sold in a number of global markets.
The front end of the BR-V falls in line with Honda’s latest design language thanks to styling cues like sharp headlights and a single-slat grille. Faux brushed aluminum accents on the bottom of the front bumper, roof rails and black plastic trim on the rocker panels as well as on the wheel arches give the crossover a rugged look.
Pictures of the BR-V’s rear end and cockpit have not been published yet.
Power comes from a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine that delivers 120 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 107 lb-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, and buyers looking to go clutchless can order a CVT at an extra cost. Honda has not revealed if the crossover is front- or all-wheel drive.
The Honda BR-V is a concept in name only, it’s essentially ready for production. It’ll go on sale in Indonesia and in a handful of neighboring countries in the next few months, but whether it will be offered in Europe and in North America is up in the air right now.