Honda yesterday lifted the wraps off its small car Brio designed for emerging markets India, China and Thailand. Last year the Brio was previewed as a concept car at the Thailand Motor Show while the fundamental design concept was shown at the Auto Expo in New Delhi last year.
The Brio employs a 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine borrowed from the Honda Jazz, which generates 90 horsepower and an average fuel consumption of 5 liters/100 km while complying to the Euro 4 emission standards. The engine is mated either to a manual five-speed gearbox or a CVT transmission.
Safety conscious Thailand gets two front airbags, disc brakes, ABS and EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) as part of the standard kit.
Honda will sell the Brio in India at a starting price of under 5 lakh rupees.