Hang on, Honda N7X may not replace BR-V - upscale, bigger 7-seater SUV to debut in August

Sanjay · May 4, 2021 04:32 PM

Hang on, Honda N7X may not replace BR-V - upscale, bigger 7-seater SUV to debut in August 01

PT Honda Prospect Motor's (HPM) world premiere yesterday unveiled the Honda N7X Concept. But in a rather surprise twist, what's touted as the Honda BR-V's next-gen replacement may not be one at all!

If not BR-V, then a 7-seater Honda HR-V?

Hang on, Honda N7X may not replace BR-V - upscale, bigger 7-seater SUV to debut in August 02

7-seater HR-V?

Although it looks like a direct successor to the BR-V, Honda maintains that the N7X previews a totally new model line, one that is positioned higher than the BR-V.

Hang on, Honda N7X may not replace BR-V - upscale, bigger 7-seater SUV to debut in August 03

The BR-V is a five-year old model this year

Speaking to Autofun Indonesia, HPM's sales and marketing director, Yusak Billy says that it's "longer, wider, and taller" than the aging pair that is the BR-V and Mobilio. Essentially, it aims to combine the comforts of an MPV, inside an SUV-looking package - just like the current BR-V, but better.

Hang on, Honda N7X may not replace BR-V - upscale, bigger 7-seater SUV to debut in August 04

LaneWatch confirmed?

Beyond that, no performance, features, or safety specifics have been shared about this model thus far.

Production version to debut in August?

Hang on, Honda N7X may not replace BR-V - upscale, bigger 7-seater SUV to debut in August 05

Billy did not share anything beyond saying that the Honda R&D Asia Pacific-developed model was conjured following extensive studies in Indonesia, which makes sense since the archipelago is a huge market for 7-seater SUVs.

Hang on, Honda N7X may not replace BR-V - upscale, bigger 7-seater SUV to debut in August 06

Other than that, he hints towards a "surprise" that the company will unveil during the upcoming Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) scheduled for August 2021 - most likely, the production version will be unveiled then.

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