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Honda Brio Amaze launched in Thailand

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Text: / Photos: Honda Thailand Press | posted December 03, 2012 18:20

Designed, developed, and produced in Thailand

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co. Ltd. has officially launched the all-new 1.2 liter Brio Amaze eco-car sedan in their local market. The Brio Amaze is based on the existing Brio model in Thailand and is stretched based on the Smart Micro Limousine concept. It was also influenced by Honda's 'Man Maximum Machine Minimum' approach that puts the highest importance on the driver and passengers.

The exterior styling is sleek with distinctive character lines from front to rear, enhanced by a sporty chrome grille and bumpers in body color. The newly-designed tail lamps are complemented by chrome accents for a sleeker look. The spacious interior of the all-new Brio Amaze provides a large rear luggage storage compartment ready for any journey.

The Brio Amaze measures 3,990mm by 1,680mm by 1,485mm and weighs 925kg for the base model and 965kg for the CVT model.

Powered by a 1.2 liter 90-horsepower SOHC i-VTEC engine, the new Brio Amaze offers fun driving and unrivalled fuel economy with fuel consumption rated at 20 km/liter. It also comes with an electric power steering system and offers great maneuverability with a turning radius of only 4.6 meters. Safety features includes a G-Con steel safety body structure, ABS, EBD, and dual SRS airbag.

Interior

According to Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Executive Vice President, Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., “Since successfully returning to full strength in just eight months, Honda has set a new record for the Thai automotive industry for launching new models. Today’s launch of the all-new Brio Amaze is the tenth model in the Honda 2012 lineup and Honda’s second eco car. Based upon the original Brio model, the Brio Amaze represents a major milestone resulting from a collaborative effort by Japanese and Thai engineers at the Asia Pacific Honda Research & Development Center located right here in Thailand to satisfy the customer needs in Thailand and Asia."

The new Brio Amaze is available in four variants in Thailand, which are the S MT, priced at 454,000 Baht; the S AT, priced at 493,000 Baht; the V MT, priced at 482,000 Baht; and the V AT, priced at 521,000 Baht. It comes in five colors including new Marine Purple (Pearl), as well as Crystal Black (Pearl), Carnelian Red (Pearl), Alabaster Silver (Metallic), and Taffeta White.