The Thai unit of the Japanese automaker has recently introduced a subtle facelift for the Brio and Brio Amaze vehicles, complete with new features for the 2016 model year.
The Brio hatchback and the Brio Amaze sedan now have a lightly tweaked front grille for a sportier design and the same goes for the front bumper which is modified for increased appeal. The customization options also include new alloy wheel sets. The exterior changes are rounded up with the new styling for the projector headlights (with LED daylight running lights), fresh fog lights, resculpted rear bumper, and a new Lunar Silver Metallic color. The cabin features a new center console with better ergonomics and a more premium appearance. Honda uses that term to showcase the dashboard but we’re unsure if the upscale appearance can be added to budget cars. While the buyers as well know that paying less means getting less, Honda has a few surprises – such as a Smart Key System and One Push Start Ignition.
Labeled with the term “eco”, the Honda Brio Amaze sedan and Brio hatch have the same powertrain: a naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter, four-cylinder engine outing 90 horsepower (67 kilowatts). The Euro 4-compliant i-VTEC engine is linked to the front wheels via a continuously variable transmission which should bring “agility and exceptional fuel economy.” Pricing in Thailand starts at 495,000 baht ($13,909) in the V CVT trim for the Brio and the Brio Amaze sedan kicks off at 517,000 baht ($14,527) with the same credentials.