Honda BR-V Sketches Show Up, the Crossover is Headed for the Asian Market

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As long as the alphabet can provide letters, we're bound to see more Honda models ending in R-V, besides the CR-V and the HR-V. Take the BR-V, for instance, Honda's newest model for the Asian market teased via two sketches.
Honda BR-V stands for Bold Runabout Vehicle and from what the sketches suggest, that's a fit name for the Thailand-built crossover. That's right, the BR-V is developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (HRAP) in Thailand.

Besides being the third car coming through the gates of HRAP, the BR-V will take accommodation issues up a notch as it will offer seven seats displaced over three rows.

Moreover, the BR-V will draw its strength from a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, which, according to Honda, "provides sporty performance and great fuel efficiency with two advanced transmissions available". We're guessing they're talking about a manual and an automatic gearbox, with the latter being a nine-speed aggregate from ZF, like the one available for the facelifted Honda CR-V.

Japanese officials also claim "high standard safety features will be the base of the model", but again, no palpable intel is provided to back that claim up. Most likely, the Honda BR-V will be based on the Brio MPV launched two years ago, at the Indonesia Motor Show.

It's still too early to comment on the crossover's design, bearing in mind that all we can see for now are sketches. However, if some lines are slipped on the production version, we should expect a tough and muscular outer shell as well as a generous ground clearance, suggesting the car could do well when the situation gets bumpy.

The crossover-utility vehicle will make a debut at the upcoming Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show 2015, on August 20.
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