Honda N7X concept previews new 7-seater SUV or MPV


Honda has taken the wraps off the all-new N7X concept.  The new three-row concept from Honda was unveiled in Indonesia and is touted as a replacement for Honda BR-V.  While the vehicle is shown in concept form, it looks more or less production ready.  We tell you more about it.

  • New Honda N7X will spawn a new 7-seater model
  • Gets styling cues from latest Honda offerings
  • Expected to come with a 1.5-liter petrol engine

Honda N7X concept:  Styling and design

At first glance, the styling of the N7X concept gets familiar Honda design cues that are seen on the current Honda City, the recently unveiled Honda HR-V and the bigger CR-V SUVs.  The new Honda N7X concept gets an upright nose with a clamshell bonnet, a multi-slat chrome laden grille which is flanked by slim wraparound headlamps on either side. A prominent Honda logo takes centrstage and the concept gets dual LED DRL setup with the one placed on the top of the headlamps and the second one positioned on the bumper.  A tough-looking chin with faux skid plate and brushed aluminum inserts give the N7X concept a butch SUV-like look.   

On the sides it gets a large glasshouse that tapers at the back and a shoulder line that goes slightly upward.  There is a very prominent character line that runs across its side starting from the headlamp and merging nearly at the back with the horizontally placed wraparound taillamps. The round wheel arches get black cladding that runs across the vehicle that adds to its rugged appearance.  The overall look of the N7X concept looks very similar to the larger three row Honda offerings like the CR-V to name a few.  At the back the N7X concept gets signature LED elements on the tallamps just like the City.

Honda N7X concept:  Expected engine and powertrain details

While Honda has not revealed much details about powertrain, the Honda N7X, being based on the latest-gen City, will share its powerplants with the popular Honda sedan.  The N7X in its production form, will go on sale in Indonesia first and is expected to come with a 1.5-liter petrol engine mated to either a manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.

Honda N7X concept: Production version

As mentioned above, save for a few elements, the N7X concept looks production ready.  We expect Honda to unveil production version of this model in the coming months. According to sources, this new model will replace the BR-V in Indonesia. As far as India goes, Honda pulled the plug on the slow-selling BR-V in India and the brand currently has no product in the seven-seat category in our market.  A production version of N7X concept could be a good contender for India, however there is no update from Honda India on this vehicle.



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