Japanese carmaker Honda is all set to break the cover of the Brio facelift in India on Tuesday, October 4. The Brio facelift has already started reaching the showrooms across the country and the company is expected to open the bookings on the same day of launch.
Honda Brio, the hatchback that has been part of the Indian roads since 2011, has not received any major updates for about five years and Honda hopes to boost the sales with the facelift. In the Indian market, Honda Brio competes against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ritz, Nissan Micra, Hyundai Grand i10, Chevrolet Beat and Ford Figo.
Speaking of the changes in the facelifted avatar of the Brio, they are mostly limited to visual modifications and it now gets newly designed front fascia with black grille and larger radiator intake. Honda seems to have retained the current profiles of the model on the rear and sides.
As far as the cabin of the Brio facelift is concerned, the hatchback has received a similar kind of treatment that was given to the Amaze and the BR-V and it now gets a fresh layout finished in black. In the new avatar, the Honda Brio will include features such as a new audio system, steering wheel-mounted audio button and automatic climate control.
Mechanically, the Brio facelift will continue with the same engine as that of the current model in the market. The Brio is powered by the same i-VTEC 1.2-litre engine, which churns out a power of 89bhp at 6,000rpm and maximum torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm. The transmission is handled by either five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.