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2016 Honda BR-V (Brio-based 7-seat SUV) official sketches revealed

2016 Honda BR-V Brio SUV sketch front
The new Brio based SUV from Honda. A seven seater to rival Mahindra XUV500. It is expected to be launched in India next year.

Honda has revealed the official sketches of its upcoming 7-seat Asia-specific crossover which is all set to make its world debut at Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show 2015 in August.

Though the origins of 2016 Honda BR-V (Bold Runabout Vehicle) has not been confirmed officially, it’s safe to assume that it is the Brio platform-based SUV (codename 2SJ) that has been in the news for quite a while. The crossover derives its design cues, especially the front fascia, from Vision XS-1 concept which was showcased at Auto Expo 2014.

New Honda 7-seat SUV

Honda Cars India is expected to launch BR-V in 2016.

BR-V justifies its name with a bold front fascia which incorporates a prominent chrome badge-carrying grille, sweptback projector headlamps, sporty bumper with silver scuff plates and chrome embellished elliptical foglamps, and a heavily contoured bonnet.

A tapered A-pillar, flat roofline, edgy daylight opening and accentuated character lines are the design highlights in profile. Flared wheel arches, black lower body cladding and a high ground clearance add to its crossover appeal.

Rear fascia is characterized by a rectangular windshield, interconnected 3D LED taillights, low-mounted license plate enclosure with a chrome highlight and a silver diffuser (exhaust pipe is hidden). Honda has not revealed the interior sketches yet.

2016 Honda BR-V Brio SUV sketch rear

New Honda 7-seat SUV is the third car to be developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co. Ltd.

The company has confirmed that BR-V will be powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine for Indonesia with a choice to two advanced transmissions. It will have 7-seats in 3-rows. Further details are expected to be released at its world premiere on August 20.

For India, Honda will also offer 2016 BR-V will the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Competition would come from Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross and Nissan Terrano, all of which offer only 5-seats. Expect the Indian debut to take place at next year’s Auto Expo in February.

2016 Honda BR-V – Press Release

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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