The unconventional looking entry level segment hatchback from the stables of Honda has also proved itself as a practical performer as well on Indian roads. However, the face lifted 2016 version sports a new front bumper and the enclosures for the fog lamps have been enlarged. A bold radiator grille in front and a chrome strip at the tail gate are the other notable updates. The changes outside and inside the car from the previous versions have been made to give it a more premium appeal.
It is currently priced between Rs 4.48 L and Rs 7.10 L (Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi) but the price will vary according to the place.
The new Honda Brio features a host of cosmetic alterations and many new features. A bolder dual slat grille with the Honda logo and projector head lamps with LED daytime running lights along with rear wiper and washer are aspects usually present in cars in higher segments. Seen from the side, it remains very much the same except for the new 14 inch alloy wheels. The dashboard has also been upgraded and replaces the very plastic dash from the older version.
The Brio 2016 retains the same i-VTEC 1.2 litre four cylinder engine but it has now been fine tuned to deliver 88.7 bhp of power and 110 Nm of torque. There are two transmission options, the five speed manual and a new Earth Dreams Technology CVT. The fuel efficiency figures are around the 19 kmpl mark.
In the new Brio, Honda has introduced features like a touch screen audio video navigation unit, a new steering wheel and a new 2 DIN entertainment system. The overall quality of plastics is improved to give the car a plush feel. The automatic climate control with new HVAC control and digital display and faux silver surrounding the new dashboard comprising of piano black trim material and matte plastic also lift the standard of the car. The hatchback from Honda offers may features that make you feel like it is a car above the entry level segment.
Specifications (Brio VX [O] MT)
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Kerb Weight||925 kg|
|Seating Capacity||5 Person|
|No of Seating Rows||2 Rows|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35 litres|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Engine Type||4 cylinder inline petrol|
|Valve/Cylinder (Configuration)||4, SOHC|
|Mileage (ARAI)||19.4 kmpl|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive|
|Alternate Fuel||Not Applicable|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||88.7 bhp @ 6000 RPM|
|Max Torque (Nm@rpm)||110 Nm @ 4500 RPM|
|No of gears||5 Gears|
|Manual Shifting for Automatic||No|
|Engine Start-Stop Function||No|
|Suspensions, Brakes & Steering|
|Suspension Front||McPherson Strut|
|Suspension Rear||Torsion Beam|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Drum|
|Minimum Turning Radius||4.5 metres|
|Steering Type||Power assisted (Electric)|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Front Tyres||175 / 65 R14|
|Rear Tyres||175 / 65 R14|