Courtesy of paultan.org reader Dave, the Honda BR-V has been spotted again, this time atop a transporter truck, following an earlier sighting with its interior revealed. Compared with that earlier sighting, more of the BR-V has been revealed, albeit still with some camouflage remaining on its exterior.
Here, we can see that the 16-inch fan-blade wheels are set to make it to the eventual launch product, and as such this is likely the range-topper we see here. Again, the vehicle’s rear end is concealed, though the door handles have been revealed to be finished in body colour, as seen on the black unit at least.
Under the hood, the 1.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC engine from the Jazz and the City with 120 PS and 145 Nm will take residence for powertrain duties, mated to an Earth Dreams CVT to send drive to the front wheels. Inside, the BR-V’s seven seats are laid out across three rows, and can be tilted and folded to allow up to 539 litres of luggage space.
On the safety front, all occupants get three-point seat belts, and ESC-equipped variants have gained a five-star ASEAN NCAP rating. In the meantime as we await the BR-V’s Malaysian launch just after the turn of the new year, read our review of the seven-seater in Thailand, and check out our walkaround video.
GALLERY: Honda BR-V interior spyshots
GALLERY: Honda BR-V preview at at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre