The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show (GIIAS) just opened last Thursday and Honda BR-V Concept is one of cars that I’ve been waiting for. BR-V stands for Bold Runabout Vehicle. It is positioned below the HR-V and ready to battle with Daihatsu Terios and Toyota Rush.
The compact SUV is based-on Honda Mobilio and no wonder some people call it as a Mobilio SUV. Up front, BR-V comes with tough and boxy face featuring boxy headlights and chromed Honda’s solid wing face grille. Honda’s designer gives sculpted and unique lines in the front bumper. Overall, there’s no Mobilio’s design in front fascia which is a good thing. From side, we can see sculpted lines sweeps away from wheel arches to B-pillar. Unfortunately, Honda replaces the floating line on D-pillar with conventional line. At the rear, the taillights design looks like XR-V, Chinese version of HR-V. But BR-V’s taillights are more attractive. Chrome accents make the SUV more luxurious.
Unfortunately, we can’t see how its interior look alike. Honda is still lock the door. But rumor has it that the cabin design will be like latest Jazz and it will have Mobilio steering wheel. I’m gonna let you to imagine it, then.
Under the hood, there’s an Earth Dream engine 1,5 liter 4-cylinder and mated to 6-speed manual transmission or CVT. The price of Honda BR-V starts from Rp 230 million to Rp 265 million. If you wanted to buy it, Honda is already open the order book but you’re going to get it at early 2016.
Text: Andhika Pradityo