First official sketches of the all-new Honda BR-V Prototype, a new-generation crossover utility vehicle, have been released. The BR-V (“Bold Runabout Vehicle”), which will make its world premiere at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show in August, is another example of the company’s policy of designing for specific markets.

The seven-seat BR-V has high ground clearance, big alloy wheels and roof rails to underline the utility side of its persona. The seating is arranged in three rows.

Power is provided by a 1,5-litre petrol engine, paired with two advanced transmissions. According to Honda, there will be no compromise on safety features, in line with its other products.

The company says that, to provide products that respond to the needs of customers around the world, it has focused on strengthening R&D in each region to create more self-reliant operations. Based on its capability to develop regional models, Honda R&D Asia Pacific, based in Thailand, developed the new BR-V for its regional market. It’s the third model, in fact, developed by HRAP.