The Honda Brio facelift has been showcased at the ongoing, 2016 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. The updates on the face-lifted Brio are in line with the new Amaze, which was launched in May 2016 with subtle exterior updates, an all-new dashboard and additional features. Honda Cars India has started producing the Honda Brio facelift, and the first batch has also been exported to South Africa.
The updated hatchback gets a chunkier front bumper, a different front grille with a thicker chrome slat running across, and newly designed tail lamps with a thick chrome strop bridging them. Inside, there’s Inside, the Amaze face-lift receives an all-new dashboard, which is derived from the upcoming BR-V crossover and the Indonesian-spec Mobilio. The new dashboard also sports a new instrument cluster with MID. Additional features include automatic climate control, and a new 2-DIN Bluetooth-enabled music system. Higher variants will get a touch-screen equipped infotainment system.
Apart from the regular E and S grades, the Brio will also be available in Indonesia in the hotted up RS grade. On the outside, the RS gets brighter exterior colours, 15-inch dual-tone rims, new side skirts, projector headlamps with LED guide lights and power retractable wing mirrors with LED signals. Inside, the sporty theme is driven home by RS branded seat covers and an all-black colour scheme.
In Indonesia, the Honda Brio comes under the Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) scheme, and continues to be powered by the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, Euro 4 i-VTEC engine. However, output has been updated from 88 PS to 90 PS, while torque goes up to 110 Nm from 109 Nm. Transmission options include a CVT or a five-speed manual. The Honda Brio facelift is available at a price range of Rp. 129.6 million (RM38,397 or INR 6.6 lakh) to Rp. 174.7 million (RM51,733 or INR 8.9 lakh).
Source: Rush Lane