The Amaze sedan isn’t the only new body variant that the Brio hatchback has given birth to. Also coming our way in near future is a Brio based MPV that is being developed for markets like that of India, Thailand and Indonesia.
The Brio MPV is being developed by PT Honda Prospect Motor, the Indonesian subsidiary of Honda. The Brio MPV has good chances of making its arrival in the first quarter of next year.
The Honda Brio MPV will battle it out against the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia and Suzuki Ertiga i the Indonesian car market. The upcoming car will also be launched in India, where it will challenge the high selling Maruti Suzuki Eritga and the recently launched Nissan Evalia.
The Brio MPV will seat seven and will share its engines with the Amaze sedan. This means that the 1.5-litre Earth Dreams diesel engine, which has class leading power and fuel efficiency figures, will find a home under the hood of the Brio MPV.
Seen here are a couple of speculative renderings of the upcoming Brio MPV. As can be seen in the renderings, the artist has tried to give the Brio MPV a family look by giving it a CRV-inspired rear end! The front end, which has been left untouched, continues to look like it belongs to the Brio hatchback. The rear end, on the contrary, gets CRV inspired tail lamps and a really wide tailgate.
It will be interesting to see if the upcoming Brio MPV would carry design cues taken from CRV. It will be even more interesting to see if the new MPV from Honda locking horns with the very popular Ertiga.