Text: Anton Andres / Photos: Honda Indonesia | posted April 15, 2016 18:07
New look and variant for 2016 Brio
The updated Honda Brio has made its ASEAN debut in the 2016 Indonesian International Motor Show. Also unveiled in the auto show is the new RS variant for Honda's A-Segment entry.
The most noticeable change made to the Brio is its new front fascia. It gets a reshaped front bumper, now featuring more defined corner edges when compared to the current model. A new lower air intake also differentiates the 2016 Brio from the past models, now sporting a honeycomb pattern. Also new are the foglight housings which follows the form of the redesigned front bumper's creases. A new, restyled grill which follows the “Solid Wing Face” design seen on Honda's current lineup is now on the Brio as well. The new Brio rides of new 14 inch wheels while the RS model gets bigger 15 inch alloys. The rest of the body carries over unchanged.
Speaking of the RS (pictured above), the new top-spec Brio adds the aforementioned 15 inch wheels, side skirts, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, power folding wing mirrors with LED signals, rear glass garnish and RS badges.
Inside, the round themed dashboard of the current Brio has been completely redesigned. The new dashboard patterns itself from its bigger sibling, the Jazz. The circular vents are now rectangular and has been tilted towards the driver which, according to Honda, gives the Brio a more upmarket feel. The Brio is comes standard with an Eco indicator and in Indonesia, automatic climate control is standard across the range. Non-RS models get back and beige themed interior while the RS gets an all black cabin with orange stitching.
Honda also updated the Brio's 1.2 liter engine. While still powered by the same L12 block, Honda bumped the power to 90 PS, 2 PS up from the current output. There is currently no word if the 1.3 liter Brio gets a power upgrade.