Surprise, surprise, the Honda BR-V has been spotted in Malaysia again. This time however, the seven-seater SUV is seen here wearing a shade of black rather than the white car which was previewed at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) a few weeks ago.

There is some camouflage to be seen here, which is pointless considering the car is already on sale in Indonesia and Thailand, fully visible to all. In actuality, those swirly-design stickers are intended to mask the variant of the BR-V seen here.

At the covered areas is where you’ll find possible chrome trim pieces, chrome (or body-coloured) door handles and emblems that help to identify which spec this BR-V represents. The 16-inch wheel design seen during the preview is retained here, so, could this be the high-spec variant?


We’ll have to wait for the launch of the BR-V in Malaysia (rumoured to take place next year) before all is revealed. However, what is certain is under the hood of the SUV, is a 1.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC engine as seen on the Jazz and City, which outputs 120 PS and 145 Nm, with drive being sent to the front via an Earth Dreams CVT.

For a better look at the BR-V, do check out our walk-around video tour and first review of the SUV in Japan, here. We’ve also had a chance to sample the seven-seater in Thailand recently, so look forward to our drive report out soon.

GALLERY: Honda BR-V preview at the MIECC