Honda Cars India has launched a limited edition Honda Brio hatchback with a few additional features, calling it the Brio Exclusive Edition. This car is based on the Honda Brio S MT model and is priced at Rs. 4.92 lakh ex-showroom Delhi.
The Honda Brio Exclusive has been timed to coincide with two years of the car’s launch in India and just in time for the festive season, when car sales in India usually pick up. Also read: Honda Brio gets a modifed rear with new features
The vehicle is priced about Rs. 25,000 more than the regular S MT variant of the Honda Brio, but attempts to stand out in the crowd. So just what do you get for that extra cash, and is it really worth it?
The Brio Exclusive is available in three colours – Tafetta white, Alabaster Silver and Rally Red. It will have an Exclusive Emblem on the tailgate to highlight this festive edition. It comes with an all-black interior theme (the regular Brio is all beige, with a black-top dashboard). It also features premium fabric upholstery in black and dark grey, with a grey roof lining. Also read: Honda launches refreshed Brio variants with more features
At the rear, the most visible difference is a tailgate spoiler just above the rear glass hatch. It also has door visors, a chrome exhaust tip and audio-only reverse parking sensors. It also gets illuminated door sills with Brio branding in them.
There are no mechanical changes and the car continues to be powered by Honda’s tried-and-tested 1.2 litre petrol engine that puts out 86 bhp of power and 109 Nm of torque. The Brio is a light and easy car to drive in the city with good pickup, light steering and good all-round visibility. The S-MT variant comes with an in-built music system that plays USB and Aux-in, with radio (but no CD), steering audio controls and powered mirrors.
So are these changes worth the extra cash? Not really. If you’re really not a fan of dark interiors, the rest of the accessories could easily be installed aftermarket for a lower cost. Of course, if you want that exclusivity, sure, pick it up. Also watch: Honda Brio automatic video review