We brought you news sometime back that Honda will be launching the new Brio soon. The vehicle has already been homologated and the production of the same had begun in their plant. There was no news on the market launch however. But it looks like the launch is not far away. An Indian Autos Blog reader spotted the vehicle at a dealership in India.
The Brio now gets a minor change in the front end which includes a new grill, a new bumper and a slightly revised headlamp cluster. On this inside is where the biggest change is though. The dashboard has been updated and features the new look which was unveiled at the launch of the Amaze earlier this year.
The instrument cluster is also all new. There is a new climate control system which has been added as well. From the looks of it, bluetooth and audio controls on the steering wheel will continue to be offered however the system is a new one and not the same one that was there on the older car.
Under the hood the same 1.2 liter petrol engine making 87 Bhp and 109 Nm is expected. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual. or an automatic box. It is still unclear which unit Honda will use in the autobox though. There were rumors of Honda testing a diesel Brio as well to take on the Tiago and the Celerio. But there has been no confirmation from Honda on the same.
The Brio is the smallest and cheapest car in Honda India’s portfolio and has been in the market since 2011. This will be the first major facelift the car will see since its launch.