IAB Render – Honda Brio MPV will give the Maruti Ertiga insomnia

Posted on: Jul 23, 2013 - 12:01pm IST

The Honda Brio-based MPV has been confirmed for the 2013 Indonesian International Motor Show (IIMS) and an official sketch was also released last week.

Honda Brio based MPV production version

That was enough to trigger our rendering artist, Shoeb, to sketch the production version of the Brio MPV. While we had a lot of reader comments suggesting that Honda should choose a different front end, it seems that the Brio’s headlight and overall shape would be retained on the MPV’s front.

2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite rear three quarter left
Notice the kink on the rear window of the Odyssey. This has been done before.

At the side, the middle window sports a kink and even though this is a small styling cue it does look very upmarket. The Brio MPV has been conceived to take on the Maruti Ertiga, both in the Indian and the Indonesian markets where the car will first go on sale. Low cost MPVs (LMPVs), especially the Ertiga are witnessing a strong demand in these markets.

Honda say that the Brio MPV would feature a best in class cabin space thanks to its length which has been termed as “longer than other LMPV model”. From what we have seen in the sub-4 meter Amaze, Honda’s interior packaging is a bit like a magician pulling a rabbit out of his hat!

Honda Brio MPV India-bound
This is the official sketch of the Brio MPV which was released last week.

For Indonesia, Honda has confirmed a 1.5-liter petrol engine with class leading power and fuel economy figures. For India though, the Brio MPV would feature both petrol and diesel engines.

The Brio MPV will make its way to India sometime in 2014.

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6 thoughts on “IAB Render – Honda Brio MPV will give the Maruti Ertiga insomnia

  1. Ayyappan says:

    The stance is almost SUV like, absolutely brilliant stuff from Honda yet again. You forget for a while that you’re actually looking at a MPV, which is supposed to look ugly !

    Just can’t wait for the new Jazz, MPV and compact SUV to launch here.

  2. RAJU says:


  3. I think Honda is dedicated to concentrate on small and utility vehicles for now. Is it going to continue their Civic and Accord models in India?

    If not, does anybody have any information as to when the latest versions of Civic and Accord will be released in the Indian market?

  4. Kapil says:

    Will be a killer if priced below Ertiga.

  5. Veeru says:

    Honda should be commended for not compromising quality in the guise of making a car for India like Toyota did. Brio, Amaze and now this MPV, this is how it is done. Toyota, are you watching? what is so difficult in this, that you couldn’t do?

  6. Ganesh says:

    Much better scoop and looking cool compared to the prev one. Its gonna be a good looker and I wish it does good numbers! Good luck Honda.


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