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Honda BR-V compact SUV sketches released

Team OD  /
01 Jul 2015 12:46:12 IST

Honda has released sketches of what could be the long awaited compact SUV, the BR-V. The BR-V (which stands forBold Runabout Vehicle - no we're not kidding) will be showcased in concept form at the 2015 Indonesia Auto Showset to be held betweenAugust 20 and 30, 2015.

Honda's R&D team in Thailand is credited with developing this SUV and the vehicle will be sold mainly in the Asian region. In an officialstatement, Honda has said that the BR-V will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine which will provide enhanced fuel efficiency and performance. Thecar will come witha choice of two transmissions.

Honda BR-V (1)

Projector headlamps, chunky body cladding like the CR-V, stylish alloy wheels, high ground clearance, LED tail lights, skid plates and roof rails characterise the BR-V's exterior. Details on the inside are scant at the moment, but it has been confirmed that this SUV will have a three-row seating. Expect the interiors to be a tad more futuristic compared toother Honda products while maintaining the same quality levels.

Reports suggest that the BR-V is developed on the Brio platform and is most likely the compact SUV that Honda has been developing for quite some time. Honda had also showcased theVision XS-1 concept at the India Auto Expo 2014and the BR-V has the same underpinnings and design. The silhouette is unmistakeably the same. So are the alloys.

Honda BR-V (2)

As and when it makes its way down to the Indian market, the Honda BR-V compact SUV will also be powered by the familiar 100PS 1.5-litre diesel motor. Expect Honda Car India to showcase it at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016.

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