All-New Honda Brio makes world debut at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2018; Brio RS variant also showcased

Honda Prospect Motor (HPM) has introduced the all-new Honda Brio. The 2nd generation of the Brio made its World Premiere at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2018. The company has also showcased the sporty looking Honda Brio RS variant at the event.

2018 Honda Brio Satya Front Quarter

The all-new Brio for Indonesia comes powered by 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine and gets a new stylish but evolutionary design. The small hatchback also gets newly added features designed specifically for Indonesian customers.

The second generation of the Honda Brio was developed to revolutionize all aspects of the previous model and to be an above-class vehicle based on the needs of its customers. Several changes have been applied in the new Brio to emphasize dynamic and sporty design and provide a more spacious and functional cabin and luggage space.

The new model is said to offer fun-to-drive experience while maintaining excellent fuel-efficiency. It is also said to come equipped with high safety standards.

2018 Honda Brio Satya Rear Quarter

In terms of look, the Brio gets a very familiar front end, similar to the other Honda models. It gets the wing-shaped grilled surrounded by sleek headlamps. The sides, retain some of the characteristics of the older model, such as the prominent shoulder line. The window line raises as it moves towards the rear. The car rides on 14-inch alloy wheels.

The rear end of the end gets substantial changes as compared to the previous model. Gone is the huge glass tailgate which gave the Brio its unique look. It now comes with a conventional sheet metal tailgate and gets petal shaped tail lamps as well. When launched in India, we can expect people to compare the rear look with the new Ford Figo and the Tata Tiago to some extent.

The new Honda Brio RS gets a blacked-out headlamp and black finished front grille with an RS badge. It also gets side skirts, rear bumper with faux diffuser and diamond cut 15-inch alloy wheels. The roof is finished in black and the hot hatch gets a roof-mounted spoiler with LED stop lamp.

Inside, the new Brio gets an all-black dashboard with beige seat fabric and roof liner. The design is simple and clean. It also gets automatic climate control, tilt adjustable steering and electrically adjustable outside rear view mirror. The front seats get integrated headrests while the rear seats get adjustable headrests.

The interior of the Honda Brio RS has been designed with the sporty look in mind. It gets an all-black look with orange accents around the car such as on the dashboard near the air vents. The seats are also finished in black and get orange stitching. The instrument cluster also gets an RS badge. It also gets a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Power for the new Brio comes from the 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine which produces a power of 90 PS @ 6000 rpm and a torque of 110 Nm @ 4800 rpm. This motor comes equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard but a CVT option is on offer as well. The Brio RS variant is also said to get a sportier suspension setup.

In terms of safety, the all-new Honda Brio is equipped with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution). It also gets Pretensioner Seatbelt with Load Limiter and Dual Front Airbags.

2018 Honda Brio Colour Options in Indonesia:

The new Brio is available in 7 colours – Crystal Black Pearl, Taffeta White, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic and Attract Yellow Pearl. Rallye Red is available only for Brio Satya while Phoenix Orange Pearl can be ordered with only the Brio RS model.

The Honda Brio was first launched in Indonesia in 2012, followed by Honda Brio Satya in 2013 which was introduced as an LCGC (Low Cost Green Car) category. In 2016, Honda Brio came with a fresher and more premium look with new features. Honda also introduced the Honda Brio RS variant that offers a sportier character. As of July 2018, a total of 237,272 Honda Brio units have been sold in Indonesia, it has also received 32 awards from various media and prestigious organizations in Indonesia.

“Indonesia is one of the most important automobile and motorcycle markets for Honda within Asia and Oceania region and on a global scale, recording the largest automobile sales for Honda in the region. This achievement was made possible with models developed locally such as Honda Brio, Honda Brio Satya, Honda Mobilio, and Honda BR-V. The launch of All New Honda Brio, sportier and fun-to-drive vehicle, is Honda’s commitment to continue offering exciting products and the joy of driving to our customers in Indonesia,” commented Masayuki Igarashi – Chief Officer for Regional Operations (Asia and Oceania) of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and President & CEO of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

“The All New Honda Brio is developed specifically by observing the inputs and needs of Indonesian customers. This product will be produced locally in Indonesia while maintaining international quality standards. With the theme of ‘Break Out Break Free,’ the All New Honda Brio offers a new driving experience that goes beyond other models in the City Car and LCGC class,” said Takehiro Watanabe – President Director PT Honda Prospect Motor.


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