Honda reveals N7X Concept in Indonesia – could this be the new BR-V?

Honda in Indonesia has just unveiled a concept model called N7X. Apart from a brief virtual presentation by Takehiro Watanabe, President Director of PT Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) with marketing buzzwords, there isn’t much detailed information on the vehicle.

Watanabe said that after plenty of studies and research on Indonesian consumers, a car is not just a car, but considered a second home. The Honda N7X is developed to “exceed your expectations” as well as “redefine its category”.

Based on its size relative to the individuals around it, the Honda N7X Concept that is fully designed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific looks to be within the same dimensions as a Honda Mobilio / BR-V.

The front adopts the latest Honda Design styling with a large grille placed high up as seen in the latest Honda Vezel/HR-V. The taillamps meanwhile follow the latest Honda City which is said to be a favourite with owners.

The compact 7-seater segment in Indonesia has always been a hotly contested segment and the arrival of new models such as Mitsubishi Xpander, Suzuki Ertiga and Wuling Confero have certainly impacted the sales of Honda Mobilio and BR-V.

We have compiled a quick guide comparing the new Mitsubishi Xpander, Toyota Rush and Honda BR-V here.

In Malaysia, the Honda BR-V was introduced in January 2017 and a facelift was later introduced in June 2020 to freshen up the interior and addition of shift paddles. The compact 7-seater is powered by a 1.5-litre SOHC iVTEC engine delivering outputs of 120 hp and 145 Nm and paired with a CVT gearbox.

Two variants are available with the 1.5E priced at RM86,726 while the 1.5V is priced at RM93,420.



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