Cutesy looks, peppy motor and decent ride and handling manners- the Honda Brio has a lot going for it. However, if you thought the Brio doesn’t look fresh anymore, Honda is about to launch the facelift model in coming days. The new model Honda Brio India launch could happen by mid-September, 2016. It will have an approx. starting price of Rs 4.4 lakhs. Honda Cars India has already started manufacturing the new model Brio. Here are the details on the upcoming new 2016 Honda Brio facelift-The new model Honda Brio is basically a mid-life facelift that aims to enhance the appeal of this entry-level Honda hatchback. The new model Honda Brio’s front-end comes from the recently launched Amaze facelift.
New 2016 Honda Brio India Launch Date
|Launch Date||Mid-September, 2016|
Official Details on the new model Honda Brio facelift India launch are currently unavailable. However, units of the Brio facelift have started reaching the dealerships. This hints at an imminent launch. The Brio facelift launch follows the launch of the BR-V in May. Also on the cards is the Accord Hybrid and possibly a Honda City facelift. Expect us to soon update you with new 2016 Honda Brio facelift launch date.
New 2016 Honda Brio Price in India
|2016 Honda Brio E||Rs 4.40 lakhs|
|2016 Honda Brio ES||Rs 4.60 lakhs|
|2016 Honda Brio S||Rs 5.00 lakhs|
|2016 Honda Brio V||Rs 5.30 lakhs|
|2016 Honda Brio VX||Rs 5.70 lakhs|
|2016 Honda Brio VX( O)||Rs 6.20 lakhs|
|2016 Honda Brio VX AT||Rs 6.40 lakhs|
|2016 Honda Brio VX (O) AT||Rs 7.00 lakhs|
(Above is an estimated ex-showroom New Model Honda Brio price list)
The current iteration of the Brio isn’t exactly what we would call ‘Value for Money’. Prices start at INR 4.38 lacs for the base variant, going all the way up to almost INR 7 lacs for the top-spec automatic! Honda did not increase the prices of the Amaze by much when it launched the facelift here in India and we’re not expecting the Brio to witness any major changes in its pricing.
Internationally, Honda has also introduced a sportier variant called the Brio RS (similar to the Mobilio RS sold in India) and could bring it to India as well. If launched, the Honda Brio RS will cost around INR 7 lacs for the manual petrol variant. Also, the automatic variant will be equipped with a CVT instead of the current 5-speed unit.
New 2016 Honda Brio Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||3610x1680x1500 mm|
|Kerb Weight||930 kg|
|Wheel Type and Size||14 inch alloys|
|Boot Space||175 litres|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L i-VTEC Petrol|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||-NA-|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/CVT|
|Mileage||19-20 kpl (claimed)|
(A look at the expected specifications of the New Model Honda Brio )
New 2016 Honda Brio Facelift Design Review
As can be seen in the images here, the new model Honda Brio facelift features a revised rear-end, which looks just a wee bit more appealing than the current car’s posterior. Additionally, the new 20156 Honda Brio facelift gets a rear wash/wipe, defogger, chrome accents, roof-mounted rear spoiler, 15-inch alloy wheels and fog lamps. However, the big change will be seen up front as the Brio facelift is likely to borrow the new Amaze facelift’s nose. As part of the facelift, the Brio will get a new bumper, new fog lamp enclosures, a new grille and chrome garnish on the boot lid.
New 2016 Honda Brio Facelift Interior
On the inside, the new Brio boasts of an all-new dashboard. It also gets a new speedo console. This new dashboard comes from Amaze facelift. However, it gets an all-black color theme. The new design feels more premium, and modern and addresses one of the current Brio’s biggest shortcomings.
New Model Honda Brio Facelift Engine and Transmission
No changes have been made to the Brio’s engine. The 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol unit has been carried over unchanged from the current model. However, we are expecting a marginal hike in mileage figures. Also, the Brio could get a new CVT model. This CVT will replace the current 5-speed Automatic Transmission.
As aforementioned, the new model Honda Brio launch date for India is unclear at the moment. However, you can safely stay tuned to Car Blog India for more on the new 2016 Honda Brio facelift.