Honda Brio, the popular compact hatch from the Japanese carmaker is all set to come out with its mid-cycle facelift in India. Slated to be launched on October 4, the new Honda Brio will get a slightly updated exterior profile and some new features as well. In fact, early this month the updated Honda Brio was even spotted in India at what appeared to be a dealership yard.
The new Honda Brio facelift was showcased early this year at the 2016 Indonesia Auto Show. The car was seen alongside the Brio RS, a sporty derivative of the regular Brio hatchback that offers a sporty body kit, body graphics and some additional features as well. As for the model that will go on sale in India, the 2016 Honda Brio facelift gets an updated face with a large front bumper similar to the one seen in the new Honda Amaze. The honeycomb grille is embraced by a fat black chrome slat with the Honda logo at the centre. The grille is flanked by tear-drop-shaped headlamps with integrated turn signal lights. The muscular creases on the bonnet are also quite prominent now. The side profile of the car remains completely unchanged and same goes for the rear section as well.
All that said, the inside of the car comes with a host of changes, inspired from the new Honda Amaze’s cabin. The car gets an all-new dashboard and steering wheel that looks a lot more premium and well-designed, compared to the one on the outgoing model. There is a 2-din audio system along with a slightly bigger instrument cluster and a small circle to the right of the steering wheel, which could be a provision for a start-stop push-button. The interior is done in all black and is definitely a step up from the current model.
Under the hood, the Brio facelift will continue to be powered by the existing 1.2-litre engine that produces 87bhp and 109Nm of torque. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox along with the option of a CVT automatic unit. The prices for the current generation Honda Brio start at ₹ 4.45 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).