Honda Small RS Concept was showcased at the IIMS 2018, which might come in India as the next-generation Honda Brio. The new Honda Brio will receive a notable facelift and will get body upgrades from the 2018 Honda Amaze. The car is expected to launch in first half of 2019.
Recently, the Honda Small RS Concept was unveiled at the Indonesia International Motor Show. Accordingly, various reports suggest that the RS Concept will come to India as the next-gen Brio. The Brio is expected to have a bigger body than the current version. Once launched, it will take on the likes of Maruti Swift and Ford Figo. Brio might get latest modern features like cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless entry and more. Also, the hatchback will get airbags with ABS as a standard fitting which might come with ESP, EBD and Engine Immobilizer. So here we give you the details of the expected price, launch date, design changes, feature upgrades and more of the new Honda Brio.
New Honda Brio Launch Date:
The Small RS concept was recently unveiled at the IIMS 2018. Globally, the car is expected to launch in first half of 2019. Accordingly, keeping global launch expectations in mind, it is expected to reach India by year end 2019 or first half of 2020.
|Launch Date||Second Half 2019|
New Honda Brio Price:
|Expected Price||Rs 5 Lakh to Rs 8 Lakh (ex-showroom)|
The new Honda Brio will get good upgrades in terms of body, design and technology features. It will also feature the BS-VI compliant engine. The current price starts from Rs 4.73 Lakh (ex-showroom). The new Brio is expected to start a little higher from Rs 5 Lakh to Rs 8 Lakh (ex-showroom).
New Honda Brio Engine Specifications:
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/CVT Auto|
The car currently runs on a 1.2 Litre i-VTEC petrol engine that produces 89 BHP worth power and peak torque of 109 Nm. It is expected that Honda might continue with the current engine in the new Honda Brio. Currently, Brio is available in petrol variant only. It is expected that Honda might put a diesel variant too owing to the increasing competition. Also, Honda Brio will continue with the five-speed manual transmission and CVT Automatic Unit.
New Honda Brio Mileage:
|Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC engine|
|Mileage||18 KMPL (approximately)|
The new Honda Brio will continue with the current model’s engine. Current Brio offers a mileage figure of 16.5 KMPL. However, as it is expected to get a new lighter platform, the figures can improve in the new Brio. It is expected to increase around 18 KMPL.
New Honda Brio Dimensions:
|Curb weight||920 kg|
There would not be many changes in the dimensions, however, the height of the car might increase by another 400-500 mm. As it would be sharing the lightweight platform with the new Amaze, the weight of the car might also decrease by 30-40 Kgs.
New Honda Brio Features:
The new Honda Brio which was showcased at IIMs was equipped with new features. the New Honda Brio is likely to get most of the modern features that its other variants have.
- A new platform which is lighter and stronger
- New 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
- Projector headlamps
- New tail-lights with LED elements
- Rear spoiler
- New alloy wheels
- New front grille
- Start-stop button with keyless entry
- LED strips on the headlights
- Cruise Control
New Honda Brio Safety Features:
As the new safety norms have been set by the government and have to be implemented before April 2020. So, Honda Brio will come with a lot of safety features as standard fittings.
- Dual Airbags in the front as a standard fitting.
- ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
- Stronger body platform
New Honda Brio Exteriors:
The Small RS concept comes with a body kit, air-vents on the fenders, and a hood scoop. The front fascia of the car seems similar to the new Honda Amaze. While the bumper gets LED strips and a black spoiler like element. On sides, the vehicle seems largely identical to the existing model. However, Brio would not be getting RS Concept’s body will all the body kits and rear spoilers. The shape would be same with changes in the body design. The Small RS Concept seems quite close to final production form. So, the new Honda Brio is expected to come to India soon.
New Honda Brio Interiors:
As the RS concept looks bigger than the current Brio, a larger cabin space is expected from the new Brio. However, Brio would probably get interiors similar to the new Amaze. It would come with a developed air-conditioning vent, the larger touch infotainment display, instrument cluster on the steering wheel and more. It will be equipped with a newly designed dashboard with a central unit console. The unit will consist of a larger infotainment system that will be compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Navigation. Colour textures for the dashboard, steering wheel and seats can also be changed.
New Honda Brio Competition:
Currently, Honda Brio competes with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 and Ford Figo. However, it is decently priced currently which is almost same to Swift’s price. If the new Honda Brio is still priced starting from Rs 5 Lakh (ex-showroom), it can retain its play in India. Also, the mid variant of Honda Brio can receive competition with top variants of Tata Tiago. Tiago’s top-end variant reaches Rs 5.44 Lakh, competing with Brio’s mid variant.
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