Honda Brio facelift to launch in India this year – Report
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Facelift unveiled at the IIMS 2016 in Indonesia.
Honda Indonesia unveiled the 2016 Honda Brio Satya and Brio RS at the IIMS 2016, which have been thoroughly facelifted for a sportier look. Overdrive reports that the changes will be introduced to the India-spec model later this year.
As seen at its unveil on the IIMS show floor, the 2016 Honda Brio features similar changes that we have seen in the 2016 Honda Amaze, such as a larger radiator intake, faux intakes that house the foglamps, bolder dual slat black plastic grille that houses an upright Honda logo. The only change to the rear-end is the addition of a bold chrome bar.
Inside, the Brio features a dashboard sourced from the Honda BR-V, which is accentuated with faux silver and integrates a mix of matte plastic and piano black trim materials that are well put together and add a premium feel to Honda’s entry level hatchback. It also gets a single-pod instrument cluser, 2-DIN JVC head unit and new HVAC controls with a dedicated digital display.
Under the hood, the new Honda Brio Satya is powered by the same 1.2 litre four-cylinder i-VTEC motor from the outgoing model, but has been slightly revised to produce 90 PS and 110 Nm. The 5-speed automatic has now been replaced for Earth Dreams Technology CVT, while a five-speed manual gearbox remains standard.
Rivals: Maruti Celerio, Hyundai i10, Chevrolet Beat, Tata Tiago
Expected Price: INR 4.2-6 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Expected release date: 2016 (Reported)
Honda Brio Satya (facelift) – Image Gallery