Honda Car India launched the new Brio with cosmetic changes at a starting price of Rs 4.69 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. The most affordable Honda car in India is available in four variants -- E MT at Rs 4.69 lakh, S MT at Rs 5.20 lakh, VX MT at Rs 5.95 lakh and VX automatic at Rs 6.81 lakh, all prices ex-Delhi.
The new Brio comes with a reworked face that sports a glossy black and chrome finished front grille. The front bumper has been tweaked to adapt the changes up front and it is in line with the once seen Amaze sedan. The side and rear profile of the hatchback remain the same except a new tailgate spoiler with LED high mount stop-lamp.
The interior has been spruced up with a new premium contemporary dashboard in place of outdated one in the outgoing version. The dashboard is borrowed from the Honda BR-V SUV. The new Brio gets dual-tone interiors with chrome accents. The other new bit is the triple analog meter with White illumination. The Brio is now available in Beige interiors, while the black interior is reserved for the top-spec variant.
The new Brio is also offered with a 2 DIN integrated audio (USB and Aux-in) with Bluetooth connectivity and hands free telephony function. The new Brio will be available in five colours â€“ Taffeta White, Alabaster Sliver, Urban Titanium, Rally Red and White Orchid Pearl.
Mechanically, the new Brio remains identical to the earlier model. The hatchback is powered by a four-cylinder 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol motor that delivers maximum output of 86.7bhp at 6,000 rpm and 109Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The engine is coupled with the choice of five-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission returning a claimed fuel economy of 18.5 kmpl and 16.5 kmpl respectively.
"The new Brio is an all-rounder - spacious, comfortable, looks good, has a fabulous effective engine, and delivers great fuel economy. Launched in 2011, Honda Brio is a loved car for more than 87,000 happy Indian families and with the new Brio, we expect to strike a new chord with the young and vivacious Indians," said Yoichiro Ueno, president & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd.