Honda is planning to roll out a new seven-seat crossover in Indonesia. But before it does, it’s giving the public a taste of what’s to come with a concept to be unveiled in Tangerang, previewed in the pair of teaser renderings you see here.
Dubbed the BR-V prototype (for Bold Runabout Vehicle), the Honda concept calls for a three-row crossover with room for seven passengers – just like the Pilot we get over here. But if the design sketches are anything to go by, it’ll look better. We’ll reserve final judgement on the styling until the actual thing is unveiled in the metal, though.
Full technical specifications are likely still a ways off from being announced. However the Japanese automaker and its Indonesian importer have confirmed that the BR-V will be powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine of unspecified output, mated to a choice of two transmission options. We don’t know whether one of those might include all-wheel drive or not, but Honda has indicated that it’s built high ground clearance into the BR-V – which ought to keep it from being confused with the low-riding Subaru BRZ, to say nothing Honda’s other similarly named crossovers like the CR-V or HR-V.
That’s about all we know for the time being, but the BR-V promises “to address various customer needs” with “a tough and solid exterior design” combined with a “comfortable and spacious cabin.” Locals can start anticipating its unveiling at the Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show in Tangerang this August, when P.T. Honda Prospect Motor will already open up the order books.