Excited about the Honda Brio? Here is a complete photo gallery for you!
Updated 19 March 2011: We have more photos of the Honda Brio after its launch this week in Thailand. Take a look below. The car is exactly the same as what we had in the pictures earlier, but more photos don’t hurt, do they? Pics speak a 1000 words and all that.
Pictures of the Honda Brio, updated post Thailand launch
Honda Brio interior pic: New!
Honda unveiled the near-production version of its small car Brio at the 27th International Motor Expo 2010 in Thailand on November 30. Honda Brio will be launched in India before Diwali 2011. The company will manufacture this small car at its Greater Noida factory and will likely price the Brio below Rs. 5 lakh, making it the most affordable Honda car in India. The car will compete with the Toyota Etios Liva, Hyundai i10 and i20, Suzuki Swift and Chevrolet Beat. Read our earlier story about the Honda Brio.
The Honda Brio is a very compact hatchback and measures 3.6 m in length, 1.68 m in width and 1.475 m in height. This makes it similar to the Nissan Micra in comparison. Honda has tried to make maximum use of cabin space with some intelligent packaging and space-saving measures. The front of the car features swept-back headlamps with blackened borders and a large Honda logo on a thick chrome strip across the grille. The bumper has a large yawning airdam with integrated fog lamps. Also read: Honda Brio vs Toyota Etios Liva vs Suzuki Swift feature comparison
The interior of the Honda Brio features deep-set meters in the instrument console, quite like the Honda City, a three-spoke steering wheel and 2-DIN music system integrated in the dashboard. Initial photos show extensive use of plastic around the interiors, with a subtle dual-tone combination. The Brio is likely to have only manual HVAC controls, and not climate control. Shown here is the automatic variant of the Brio, but Honda will launch only the manual version initially in India. The car is likely to feature electrically-adjustable mirrors on the top-end variants, as well as airbags.
The front seats of the Honda Brio look supportive and the car has a high stance, making ingress and egress easy. Seen in this picture are two large cupholders for the front seat passengers and angled AC vents for the passenger. The dual-tone beige fabric seats should do well in the Indian market. Legroom looks adequate for the front seats.
The rear doors of the Honda Brio look rather small in comparison to the front, and it’s likely that rear seat ingress and egress may be a little cramped. The design gets a little quirky towards the rear, with the low-set rear windscreen glass also doubling as the hatch. The car features clear-lens jewel like tail-lamps as was originally seen on the Brio concept car. Visibility should be good out of the rear glass because of the low design, but rear seat passengers get limited glass area. None of the variants are likely to have a rear wash-wipe feature.
In profile the Honda Brio looks quite racy, with flowing lines from the front to the rear. The two deep creases in the doors add to the aerodynamic look. The sudden drop towards the rear is also sporty, but has limited boot space due to the design. Seven-spoke alloy wheels on the top-end variant of the Brio look good.
The entire rear windscreen glass is the hatchback for the Honda Brio, quite like the first model Maruti 800 (1984, SS80 model). Boot space seems limited, but then the Brio is essentially meant to be a city car. The initial pictures show that the rear bench seat is not a split type seat, and only the entire seat back can be folded down.
Honda officials unveil the Honda Brio at the 27th International Motor Expo 2010 in Thailand on November 30, 2010.
The first sketch of the Honda Brio that was unveiled in 2009. The final product looks quite true to the original rendering’s shape. The concept picture was of a two-door, with a more pronounced slope towards the rear. The production model, however, has a taller rear end.