The Honda Brio has always been a fun little hatchback, featuring usual Honda traits including a responsive petrol engine and a cleverly packaged cabin. Now, a comprehensive refresh is in order with the new Brio hitting the showrooms. Here’s what’s new and what isn’t.
The exteriors have been updated at places. The front-end for instance houses a revised grille with gloss black and chrome finish. The bumper design is also edgier with more creases than before.
In profile, the Brio remains unchanged and continues to feature a rather large glasshouse and front-heavy stance. You get neat looking alloy wheels for the high-end variant.
At the rear, the taillights have been revised with greater detailing. There is also a new tailgate spoiler with integrated LED stop lamp.
The Brio now gets a multi-layered dash with lots of silver accents and sharp creases. The triple analogue instrument console with blue illumination is also new.
In terms of features, top-spec variants get 2-DIN integrated audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, digital AC controls, electric mirrors, steering mounted controls.
The new Brio is fairly big on safety, offering dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, seat belt pre-tensioners with load limiters and impact mitigating headrests.
Mechanically the Brio is the same, featuring a 4-cylinder 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine with 86bhp at 6,000rpm and 109Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm.
Like its predecessor, the new Brio can be had with either a 5 speed manual or a 5 speed automatic gearbox with fuel efficiency of 18.5kmpl and 16.5kmpl respectively.
The new Brio is now on sale and is on offer with a choice of five colour options and four variants – E, S, VX and VX AT.