Wednesday, October 27

Honda to Release a 7-Seater SUV (as a Replacement for the BR-V) in August

The BR-V will be replaced by a production three-row SUV based on the Honda N7X model, which will be powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine.

  • Honda unveiled the N7X concept in Indonesia earlier this month, and the production model will be available in August. The three-row SUV is expected to share a lot of similarities with the City mid-size sedan, including the powertrain, and it will most likely be a replacement for the BR-V, which has been on sale in India since 2016.
  • The N7X prototype is already close to being ready for production, giving us a good idea of what to expect when the production-ready model arrives. It will compete in the Indonesian market against the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia, and other family-based seven-seater SUVs. The N7X takes styling cues from new Hondas, while the outgoing BR-V has a dated exterior.
  • It will almost certainly feature a massive greenhouse with a slanted roofline, chromed front grille, sharp headlamps with C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights, clamshell bonnet frame, prominent Honda badge, big air intakes, muscular shoulder line, flowing LED tail lamps, roof rails, side body cladding, fake skid plates, and dual-tone alloy wheels, among other features.
  • The interior is supposed to be shared with the next generation City and CR-V, with design cues taken from them. The output will be provided by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Honda is scheduled to introduce a mild-hybrid version of the City in India soon.

Due to the closure of Honda’s plant in Greater Noida, the CR-V compact crossover and Civic sedan were recently discontinued. Honda sold a total of 9,072 units in the United States in April 2021, with the City continuing to lead its segment.

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