Honda; Bold Runabout Vehicle (BR-V) – Due In 2016

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Honda; Bold Runabout Vehicle
Honda; Bold Runabout Vehicle

Honda has presented its 2016 BR-V crossover the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show; it’s expected to be available in Thailand in early 2016.

You are probably wondering why you haven’t heard about this car. Well, this crossover was developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. (HRAP) which is its own entity and this is the third model developed by them. This model should not be confused with the HR-V and the company said that 2016 Honda BR-V represents its new generation crossover utility vehicle which is designed to seat seven people.

It is based on Brio hatchback, Amaze sedan and the Mobilio MPV and it has very aggressive and modern look. Exterior and interior design Honda Motor Company states the BR-V adopts a rather bold design (motivated a little bit by Mobilio), however production version is expected to be sweetened down. However, the description shouldn’t transform drastically, like hostile/ rugged exterior charm, large blend wheels, sleek roof covering rails and charitable ground clearance.

The Japanese automaker has actually verified that BR-V will certainly be loaded with an excellent number of safety features, as common across all versions; and offer of 2 transmission alternatives, meaning an automated gearbox in employment. The design additionally supplies a comfy and also spacious cabin with 7 seats in 3 row setup. Called the BR-V, short for Bold Runabout Vehicle, the new crossover had world premiere at the 2015 Indonesian Auto Show on August,20.

Production will take place at a plant in Thailand which means we can expect it in early 2016. Honda says the BR-V was developed strictly with the Asian market in mind. The firm has actually validated that 2016 Honda BR-V will be powered by a 1.5-litre gasoline engine with 117 hp with an option to two innovative transmissions. It will certainly have 7-seats in 3-rows. Competition would certainly originate from Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-Cross and also Nissan Terrano, every one of which supply only 5-seats. There’s most likely to be an automated version also.

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