Honda launches Brio facelift

Honda Brio was due for an update since a long time. The Japanese company finally launched the facelift of the Brio at a starting price of Rs. 4.69 lakh. The updated model of Brio is about Rs. 25,000 expensive from the outgoing model.

What is new?

Brio has gone through a lot of changes that give it a fresh new look. Starting with the front, there is a new grille now which now follows the design language of the other Honda cars. The grille has been given a gloss black finish and the absence of chrome makes it look bolder than the outgoing model. The bumper has been redesigned and looks much more aggressive.

Brio was introduced as a friendly looking car in the market, the updated model has similar looks but now looks much bolder. From  the side, the car looks the same except the new alloy wheels. The rear of the car gets redesigned bumpers and tweaked taillamps. Brio was introduced as a friendly looking car in the market, the updated model has similar looks but now looks much bolder.

The updated Brio gets biggest changes on the inside. The Brio becomes fashionable from inside. The dashboard now looks similar to the Amaze and the BR-V. It gets a sporty looking all-black interior in the top-end variant while the lower variants come with beige interiors. The new Brio also gets a new instrument cluster with white backlit, digital air-conditioner, and new fabric for upholstery.

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The infotainment system is also similar to the Amaze, there is no touchscreen but it gets Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free telephony. The safety net includes dual airbags, ABS and seatbelt pre-tensioners but the features are not standard across all the variants.

The updated Brio remains powered by the existing 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. Honda is not offering a diesel engine yet. The petrol engine produces 87 BHP of maximum power at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque at 109 Nm at 4,500 rpm. There is 5-speed manual transmission and 5-speed automatic transmission. With the manual transmission, Brio returns a maximum of 18.5 km/l while with the automatic, the car returns 16.5 km/l.

Prices as follows:
E MT 469,000
S MT 520,000
VX MT 595,000
VX AT 681,600