Honda has recently unveiled the new Honda N7X, which stands for New 7-Seater eXcitement. The concept car made its world debut in Indonesia and should serve as a sneak peek of the next-generation Honda BR-V.
Design-wise, we think it looks significantly better than the BR-V, which isn’t exactly the sexiest thing on wheels right now. The proportions have perfectly been nailed, with the slightly awkward window kink now gone. Upfront, there’s a large Solid Wing Face grille that’s flanked by LED headlights. There are also LED accent lights at the lower front bumper, though we won’t be surprised if this does not make it into the production BR-V. At the rear, the tailgate now features a cleaner and more cohesive look. Adorning the rear end seems to be the same LED taillights from the Honda City, though we’re not complaining since those lights look good in the first place.
Honda did not provide any interior shots for the N7X, though we won’t be surprised if the design is also radically new. We also do not know whether the production version of the Honda N7X will be riding on an all-new platform or will it still uses the current BR-V’s platform.
Powertrain options are also unknown at this point, though we won’t be surprised if it will still feature a 1.5-liter inline-4 naturally-aspirated i-VTEC gasoline engine that produces 120 hp and 145 Nm of torque, with power being sent to the front wheels via a CVT.
As for safety, based on the photos, we can see that the Honda N7X Concept features the brand’s LaneWatch blind spot camera. Whether this will make it into production is also unknown at this point, though we do wish the next-generation BR-V would be equipped with advanced safety features such as automatic emergency braking or adaptive cruise control.
No word has been given yet on when the production version of the Honda N7X Concept will make its debut, but based on the timing of Honda’s concept cars, we won’t be surprised if it will come out by the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022.