The Amaze sedan isn’t the only Brio hatchback based car that will be seen bringing in quite a few sales to the popular Japanese car maker. As has been known since some time, the Brio MPV will come the second Brio based car for Southeast Asian markets like Indonesia and India.
The Honda Brio based MPV will be first launched in Indonesia and will come to us a few months later. The Brio MPV will be seen battling it out against the likes of Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia and the very popular Suzuki Ertiga that has been putting on a good show in every car market it is sold in.
In the fast developing Indian market, the Brio based MPV will lock horns with the high selling Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the soon to be launched Chevrolet Enjoy. Another car that might join this equation in near future is the seven seater version of the Ford B-Max.
Mr. Jonfis Fandy, director of marketing and aftersales service at PT Honda Prospect Motor recently told Indonesian media that the Brio based MPV will come with a competitive price tag and will be seen making its public debut by April next year. He also said that the west Java facility will be ready by then and the construction work is at full swing at the site. He also said that there is a possibility of the Brio MPV hitting the market much before the April 2014 deadline.
The Brio MPV will borrow a lot of components from the Amaze sedan and will share the lengthened wheelbase. Other components that the two Brio based vehicles would be seen sharing are the dashboard assembly, front doors, door pads and seats.
Powering the Brio based MPV will be the same 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine that has made its debut with the Honda Amaze.