Japanese automaker Honda has made mild tweaks to the Brio hatchback and the Amaze compact sedan. Feature additions and deletions are the part of the tweaking that Honda has given both the cars. The Brio, which is also Honda’s least priced car model in India, gets a new combi-meter design with white illumination, blue gradation and white pointer, on its EX and S variants. The S variant also gains a twin tone horn. The E variant sees the tachometer being deleted while the EX variant does away with the door center sash tape. The S variants lose front and rear mud flaps, and the front passenger’s seat pocket.
On the Amaze, the EX, S and VX variants gain the new instrument console seen on the Brio, and the S variant also adds a twin tone horn. The E variant loses a tachometer, rear grab rail and door center sash tape. Both the Brio and the Amaze gain a new wing mirror design that is similar to the one offered on the more upmarket City C-Segment sedan. On the Brio, Honda has added a new Majestic Blue paint job, while doing away with the Energetic Blue colour. On the Amaze, a Golden Brown paint finish makes it to the colour palette with the Crystal Black Pearl finish getting dropped.
Mechanically, the Brio and Amaze don’t see any changes. Both cars use the 1.2 liter-4 cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine hat outputs 87 Bhp-110 Nm. This engine gets two transmission options, comprising of a 5 speed manual and a 5 speed torque converter automatic. Only the Amaze is available with diesel power. A 1.5 liter-4 cylinder i-DTEC turbo diesel engine that features all-aluminium construction and a 98.6 Bhp-200 Nm output is offered on the Amaze. The diesel engine uses a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard fare. The Brio is built at Honda’s Greater Noida factory while the Amaze rolls out of Tapukara, Rajasthan.