Honda has launched the facelifted Brio for the Indian market starting at Rs 4.69 lakh. It continues to be offered as a petrol only model and is now available in three variants – E, S and VX. The top-end VX trim also gets the option of an automatic gearbox.
The 2016 Brio is expensive by about Rs 25,000 than the old model that it replaces. With this latest iteration, the carmaker has discontinued the earlier mid EX variant and renamed the top-of-the-line V trim as the VX version. Let's get into the intricate details of what all features each variant offers. It should be noted that the prices mentioned are ex-showroom Delhi.
E trim - Rs 4,69,000
Honda has equipped the base E variant with steel wheels and centre hub caps. The basic features like air-conditioning, front and rear cup holders, tachometer and fuel consumption display are included. Honda has thankfully included the premium looking new AC unit and this trim also gets electronic power steering with tilt adjustment and front power windows.
S trim - Rs 5,20,000
In addition to the features from the E trim, the S version gets full trim wheels, body coloured ORVMs and door handles. The driver’s seat height can be adjusted and it gets four power windows with an auto down function for the driver’s window. The door mirrors are electrically adjustable and the 2-Din stereo system has been added here.
VX/ VX AT trim Rs 5,95,000 and Rs 6,81,600
The VX is the top-end variant and gets an all-black interior instead of the beige one seen in the lower variants. Additional features include alloy wheels, fog lamps and an LED high mount stop lamp. Honda has equipped this variant with safety features like dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and front seat belt pretensioner with load limiter.
Mechanically, the Brio continues to be powered by the tried and tested 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol mill from the outgoing model. This comes paired to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard. However, buyers looking for an automatic get the option of the five-speed torque converter unit. However, the automatic is available only in the Brio’s VX trim.
The range-topping VX variant will provide all the features and more importantly the utmost level of safety that can be secured with the Brio. We would put our money on this top-end trim that will provide adequate amount of safety features combined with creature comforts, which are all worth the money.