Honda Brio

If the emerging reports are anything to go by, Japanese auto-maker Honda is planning to launch the facelifted avatar of the Brio in India next year. Honda Brio, the hatchback that has been part of the Indian roads for almost five years now, has not seen any major update since its launch in the country.

A report of ZigWheels claims that the Brio facelift will be launched in India only in 2017 as the current model is not bringing good numbers for the company in terms of sales. The company is reportedly thinking that this is not the right time for the launch of the new model. However, there is no official word yet on the same. It was reported earlier that Honda is readying the next-gen Brio, which is also expected to see the light of the day in 2017.

Although there is nothing much known about the changes in the Brio facelift, the rumours on the web indicate that the new Brio model would get a bigger and wider grille with a chrome highlight, new projector headlight with LED daytime running light and fog lamps, and a more prominent central air dam. The side profile of the Brio facelift is expected to include larger 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with black highlight.

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.