It looks like Japanese auto-maker Honda is readying a mild facelift of its Brio hatchback before the arrival of the next-gen Brio, expected to see the light of the day in 2017. A prototype of what is believed to be the facelifted avatar of the Brio has been spotted for the first time, indicating the arrival of the model soon.
Caught on camera by AutoNetmagz in Indonesia, the Brio facelift, which shares features with Honda Mobilio RS, seems to have received changes both inside and outside. In the images, the front fascia of the Brio facelift sport a bigger and wider grille with a chrome highlight, replacing the small grille of the current model. There is also a new projector headlight with LED daytime running light and fog lamps, and a more prominent central air dam.
As far as the side profile of the new Brio facelift is concerned, judging by the image, the model seems to be riding on larger 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with black highlight on them. The model also shows side skirts. The rear is also expected to get changes accordingly. However, it is not seen in this spy shot.
Under the hood, the Brio facelift is likely to draw power from the same four-cylinder 1.2-litre i-Vtec petrol engine mated to five-speed manual and five-speed automatic transmission.
While some reports say the spotted Brio is the RS version of the model that will be launched only in Indonesia, like the Mobilio RS, some say the Brio facelift is also likely to come to the Indian market. Honda Brio did not see any major update since its launch in 2011.