A facelifted version of the Honda Brio has been spotted in Indonesia. The car appears to have the same fascia as the recently facelifted Mobilio MPV but sans the chrome accents around the fog lamps or on the grille. This is the first major update for the automaker’s budget hatchback since it was launched in 2011.
The shape of the headlamps has changed while the bumper appears to have got bigger and beefier. The design of the alloy wheels appears to be those of the RS model indicating that the standard model is expected to get the same six-spoke wheels that we saw on the Mobilio.
The cabin is also likely to get an update and will mimic the facelifted Mobilio’s cabin but maybe with a few features reduced in a bid to keep the price in control. On the engine and gearbox front, the petrol will continue to be the 1.2-litre four-cylinder unit that can be had with a five-speed manual or five-speed AT.
It is unlikely to get a diesel motor as the car has never been much of a success for the ‘Big H’. Given that they already have their plate full with cars like the Jazz and City which are doing well in the diesel market. Expect a minor hike in prices when this facelifted car is launched later this year.