2016 Honda Brio (facelift) vs outgoing Honda Brio – Old vs New

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Aravind Jayachandran, I'm a huge petrolhead, an automobile engineer, a massive fan of Ferrari, and loves collecting die-cast models for inspiration.

Only launched in Indonesia for now.

Honda Indonesia has unveiled a mid-cycle facelift for the Honda Brio as well as a sportier Brio RS variant at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2016. Here’s a pictorial comparison between the facelifted and outgoing models.

Exterior:

2016 Honda Brio (facelift) vs outgoing Honda Brio front three quarter Old vs New

As expected, the Indonesia-spec 2016 Honda Brio (called Brio Satya) features similar changes that we have seen in the 2016 Honda Amaze. Most of the changes are concentrated up front, sporting a more aggressive face with 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.

Interior:

2016 Honda Brio (facelift) vs outgoing Honda Brio interior Old vs New

Like the facelifted Amaze, the new Brio Satya features a dashboard sourced from the Honda BR-V, thus replacing the plasticky dashboard of the outgoing model. Accentuated with faux silver, the new dashboard 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.

2016 Honda Brio (facelift) vs outgoing Honda Brio steering wheel Old vs New

While the steering wheel design looks identical, the new Brio gets a single-pod instrument cluser, 2-DIN JVC head unit and new HVAC controls with a dedicated digital display.

Engine and Gearbox:

2016 Honda Brio (facelift) vs outgoing Honda Brio rear three quarter Old vs New

The new Honda Brio Satya packs 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.

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