Honda BR-V was a value-for-money product that catered to the needs of customers who wanted a spacious 7-seater and that too at a budget-friendly price. However, the strict BS6 emission norms forced Honda to axe this 7-seater. Honda showcased the concept for its new 7-seater for Indonesia that would replace the BR-V there. The concept was codenamed the N7X. However, patent images of the production-ready car have been leaked which give out a lot of information regarding the design of the car. In today’s article, we will look at the Honda BR-V 7-seater, its patents and whether it is needed for India.
What information can we take out from the patent images?
First things first, the production-ready car looks very similar to the N7X concept. Only a few alterations have been done here and there, with the overall car looking the same. The DRLs on the bumpers have been removed. The headlamp-integrated DRLs have also been made simpler. Other than these, the alloy wheels have been changed for the production model.
What to expect from the Honda BR-V 7-seater?
We expect the car to come powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that power the current-gen Honda City, viz. 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units. The petrol engine could come with manual and CVT gearbox options whereas the diesel unit is expected to come paired to a manual gearbox only. In terms of features, we expect Honda BR-V to borrow some features from the 5th-gen City. This will help it give a strong game in the segment that it falls in.
Is it needed in India?
As of today, Honda does not have a strong SUV in its portfolio to showcase. With SUVs currently in trend, Honda could utilize this opportunity very well. Also, many brands are capitalizing on 7-seaters. This could also act as motivation for the brand to bring this SUV to India. The brand should definitely bring this to India.
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