Rendering – Honda Brio facelift with wing-face grille

Posted on: Apr 3, 2014 - 10:18am IST

Honda’s small car, Brio, has been in the Indian market for about two and a half years now, and that amount of time has qualified it to receive a facelift. A top Honda India official confirmed the facelift, but declined to provide a launch timeline.

In this rendering presented by Geijutsute, the Brio is seen with Honda’s new front face which the company refers to as the Solid Wing Face (seen on the new City).

Honda Brio facelift render image

Apart from the new grille and bumper, this rendering foresees no other changes to the small hatchback. In the middle of last year, Honda launched a mildly updated Brio in Thailand which got a rear wiper and washer along with a plastic applique, to lend more style to the all-glass bootlid.

Mechanically, we do not expect the Honda Brio to change in anyway. The hatchback is powered by a 1.2-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine outputting 88 PS and 109 Nm of torque in India. A Honda official told Indian Autos Blog that the company has no plans to introduce its i-DTEC diesel engine in any of its existing products (which at that time were the Brio, older City and Accord).

New Honda Brio facelift rear
Brio in Thailand received rear wiper and washer last year, though this was not a facelift.

The Brio’s monthly sales average of 1,235 units (January-March 2014 period) falls short of the competition from Hyundai and Maruti. A facelift with inclusion of features such as a rear wiper and a better entertainment system may help bring additional volumes.

[Image from Deviantart]

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7 thoughts on “Rendering – Honda Brio facelift with wing-face grille

  1. Dash says:

    Any latest update on Brio facelift this year?

    1. Hello Dash, no we don’t have an idea about this. We will update you when we get any info about the launch.

  2. Amitabh Srivastava says:

    Introduce CVT gear box in India – the one which is used in Brio AT in Thailand….. Indian also deserve better technology and can pay for it too…..!

  3. Vivek says:

    Rear for sure turns people off, apart from that it is all good 🙂

  4. Senthil says:

    I am a great fan on Honda, but since the rear is not that much attractive along with the glass hatch has made me think out of BRIO immediately for purchasing a car. If Honda engineers manage to correct this and give us a great rear exterior with a metal hatch BRIO will sell like hot cakes…

  5. Kamal says:

    Welcome but change is because of Toyota X Car ? Honda why get afraid?

  6. Aravind says:

    New grill looks good, previous one was ugly. Welcome move. If they can fix rear (esp tail lights), this model might sell well.

    Lot of buyers are not happy with Brio’s exteriors (including me).


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