HONDA BRIO QUICK REVIEWS:
Brio, Honda India’s smallest offering, has received a new upgrade and fellow Honda India vehicles Amaze and Mobilio. The hatchback’s changes are primarily cosmetic, with exterior and interior style altered. In addition, the redesigned Brio gets new quality upholstery in two colour options and an innovative 2 DIN, integrated audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. Although they have ceased production of this vehicle.
The hatchback, first introduced in India in 2011, has the most significant modification to date. Honda has increased the price by Rs 25,000 over the predecessor, with pricing starting at Rs 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The hatchback has received stylistic improvements on the outside and inside. Mechanically, it retains the old setup, drawing power from the same petrol engine as the prior model. The transmission options remain the same; the engine is available with either a manual or an automatic transmission.
The Brio platform, which is based on a monocoque chassis, has been utilized in various Honda models such as the Amaze, Mobilio, and BR-V. On the outside, there are Amaze and Mobilio-style styling modifications. On the face, the radiator grille is broader and finished in high-gloss black and chrome. In addition, larger air intakes with honeycomb mesh have been added to the redesigned front bumper. Redesigned tail lamps and a new tailgate spoiler with a high-mounted LED stop lamp are also included in the rear area.
When you enter the cabin, you will be met by a refreshed cabin that is reminiscent of the Amaze makeover. The dashboard is brand new, and it was taken from Amaze. The premium appearing instrument panel with carbon finish and silver accents, revised air-con vents, new triple analogue sports meter with white illumination, and other features add to the upmarket factor.
Engine, Specifications, and Transmissions:
The engine is a 1.2-litre four-cylinder SOHC petrol engine that produces 87bhp at 6000rpm and 109Nm torque at 4500rpm. The five-speed manual transmission comes standard on all models, but the five-speed automatic transmission is only offered on the VX grade.
New headlights, a reworked front chrome grille, front and rear mudguards, front fog lamps, and body-coloured bumpers are among the exterior stylistic components. Brio has chrome accents around the air vent rings and gear shift ring within the interior, while the steering wheel and inner door handles are silver.
Accessories and Infotainment:
It has a 2 DIN integrated music system with AM/FM, MP3, USB, AUX-in, and Bluetooth on the inside. It also has speakers and controls positioned on the steering wheel (front & rear).
Braking and Handling:
Disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the back provide braking power. The front suspension is handled by a strut coil spring, while the rear suspension is handled by a beam coil spring.
Safety and Security:
Brio comes with several safety features, including dual front airbags (only available on higher trim levels), ABS and EBD, front seat belt pre-tensioner with load limiter, rear windshield defogger, driver seat belt reminder, day/night inside rearview mirror, and immobilizer, to name a few.
Comfort and Convenience:
Electric power steering, air conditioning with heater, central locking, height adjuster for driver’s seat, keyless entry, tilt steering, power windows in front and rear with an additional auto down function in front, power adjusting, and power-folding ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, accessory socket, rear parcel shelf, cup holders, and seat belts are just a few of the comfort features included in the Brio.
Wheels and Tyres:
Silver steel wheels with center hub caps are standard on the entry-level trims, while complete steel wheels are standard on the mid-level trims. Alloy wheels are only offered on the line’s higher-end models.
Brio competes in the small car sector against Maruti Swift, Chevrolet Beat, and Hyundai Grand i10.
Price and Variants:
The Honda Brio ex-showroom price ranges from 4.6 lakh to 6.97 lakh. The top-of-the-line Honda Brio costs 7.84 lakh on the road. Brio is available in 12 different configurations from Honda.
- Brio EX-MT: 1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.9 Km/l
₹ 4.6 L
- Brio E MT Petrol: 1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.5 Km/l
₹ 4.73 L
- Brio S MT Option Pack: Petrol, Manual, 16.6 Km/l
₹ 5.02 L
- Brio S MT Petrol: 1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.5 Km/l
₹ 5.23 L
- Brio S(O) MT Petrol: 1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.5 Km/l
₹ 5.35 L
- Brio V MT: 1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.4 Km/l
₹ 5.69 L
- Brio S AT: Petrol, Automatic, 14.4 Km/l
₹ 5.78 L
- Brio VX MT Petrol: 1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.5 Km/l
₹ 5.97 L
- Brio V AT: 1198 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 19.4 Km/l
₹ 6.17 L
- Brio VX BLMT AVN: 1198 cc, Petrol, Manual, 19.4 Km/l
₹ 6.17 L
- Brio VX AT Petrol: 1198 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.5 Km/l
₹ 6.82 L
- Brio VX BLAT AVN: 1198 cc, Petrol, Automatic, 16.5 Km/l
₹ 6.97 L
Alabaster Silver, Rallye Red, Modern Steel Metallic, and White Orchid Pearl are the four colors available for the Honda Brio.
Pros of Honda Brio:
Cons of Honda Brio:
- The driving is very smooth and comfy, and it only requires a few gear shifts; the engine makes no noise at all; the seats are extremely comfortable; the sound system is excellent; and the interiors are very appealing, particularly the shape of the gear handle (like a golf ball). When we tell you about the car, the engine noise is the first thing that springs to mind. The engine makes no sound at all, and I occasionally forget that it’s on while it’s in neutral with the ignition turned on at a traffic signal, and we mistakenly turn it on again, only to realize that it was already on.
- The second thing that comes to mind is the amount of legroom. The car is cleverly constructed to accommodate the space required for comfortable seating. Despite the fact that the car has a smaller body, the capacity is ample.
- The third feature that makes us love the car again is its small and compact body, which allows us to drive wherever in the city, including narrow streets, congested areas, and tight parking spaces. It’s an excellent choice for city driving on congested routes, as well as a pleasant journey over longer distances.