2018 Honda Brio Satya E (DD1, Indonesia)
|Production||March 2011 – present|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
The Honda Brio (Japanese: ホンダ・ブリオ Honda Burio) is a city car, later a subcompact car produced by Honda and sold in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa and Thailand. The car was introduced in 2011.
- 1 Name
- 2 First generation (DD1/DD2; 2011–present)
- 3 Second generation (DD1; 2018–present)
- 4 Sales
- 5 Recall
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The name Brio means vivacity or verve in Italian. In Indonesia, Brio has an additional Indonesia-inspired name for the country's LCGC (Low Cost Green Car) program. The name Satya (Sanskrit: true, genuine, sincere or faithful) is used, with added local distributor's name combined as "Honda Prospect Motor Brio Satya" as its official LCGC name.
First generation (DD1/DD2; 2011–present)
|First generation (DD1/DD2)|
2013 Honda Brio S (DD2; pre-facelift, Indonesia)
|Wheelbase||2,345 mm (92.3 in)|
|Length||3,610 mm (142.1 in)|
|Width||1,680 mm (66.1 in)|
|Curb weight||920 kg (2,028 lb)|
The Honda New Small Concept was first shown at the 2010 Thailand International Motor Expo. The car was developed to be positioned in a class below the Fit/Jazz for emerging markets such as Thailand and India; this concept car became the Brio.
The Brio is powered by either a four-cylinder, 1.2 L (73 cu in) L12B i-VTEC gasoline engine delivering 88 PS (64.7 kW; 86.8 bhp) or 1.3 L (79 cu in) L13A i-VTEC delivering 100 PS (73.5 kW; 98.6 bhp) for the Indonesian market until 2016. It is available with either a 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic or a continuously variable transmission. The car is certified to deliver a combined mileage of 19.4 km/L (55 mpg‑imp; 46 mpg‑US) and 16.5 km/L (47 mpg‑imp; 39 mpg‑US) with manual and automatic transmission respectively on the Indian cycle.
Safety equipment includes dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution and front pretensioner seat belts. The driver's side airbag feature multi-stage inflation. The front body is designed to absorb impact energy for better pedestrian protection.
The cars's front wheels have disc brakes and the rear wheels have drum type brakes. The progressive braking prevents sudden jerks.
In Thailand, the Brio was launched in March 2011.
In India, the Brio was assembled by the company's subsidiary, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), at its production facilities in Greater Noida. Over 80% of its parts were sourced from Indian suppliers. The Rajasthan factory also exports Brio parts to Thailand. The Brio in India was offered in V, VX and VX BL trims.
Following consistently depleting sales of Brio with only 2 units of Brio sold in January 2019, effective February 2019 Honda Cars India Limited (formerly Honda Siel Cars India) has eliminated Brio from their product line in India. While Brio is discontinued, now the Amaze becomes the entry level offering from Honda Cars India Limited for Indian market.
In Indonesia, the Brio was launched on 2 August 2012. It was initially built in and imported from Thailand.
Honda has started the assembly of Brio in Indonesia since August 2013 to fulfill the local demand. Before the Indonesian LCGC program was launched, the Brio used a 1.3 L (79 cu in) L13Z i-VTEC engine instead of 1.2 L (73 cu in) L12B i-VTEC one.
On 11 September 2013, when the LCGC program had launched, the Brio was offered in 6 trim levels: Satya A, Satya S, Satya E, S and E, which were made locally and available with a 1.2-liter engine, and Sports, which was imported from Thailand and available with a 1.3-liter engine. All Satya variants were initially only available with a manual transmission, while S and E (without Satya badge) were only available with an automatic transmission. The Sports trim was available in either manual or automatic transmission, but later discontinued in December 2013. Currently, the Satya E is available with CVT. In 2015, Honda Brio Satya was the third best selling LCGC.
The Brio was launched in South Africa in December 2012.
The Indonesian market Brio received its facelift on 7 April 2016 during the 24th Indonesia International Motor Show. This facelift includes a new front fascia, tail lamps, dashboard design, the use of continuous variable transmission, replacing the 5-speed automatic one, and also introduced the RS trim, which replaced Sports as the top-of-the-line trim. The facelifted Brio was also launched in Thailand in May 2016 and in India on 4 October 2016. Sales of the facelifted Brio in Indonesia began on 2 June 2016.
As of April 2016, the Indonesian market Brio is available in three trim levels, which are all now powered by a 1.2-liter engine. The current trim levels consist of Satya S, Satya E and RS. The Satya S trim is only available with a manual transmission, while the Satya E and RS trims is available with either manual transmission or CVT.
Second generation (DD1; 2018–present)
|Second generation (DD1)|
2018 Honda Brio Satya E (DD1, Indonesia)
|Production||August 2018 – present|
|Assembly||Indonesia: Karawang (Honda Prospect Motor)|
|Engine||1.2 L L12B i-VTEC I4 (petrol)|
|Power output||66 kW (89 hp; 90 PS)|
|Wheelbase||2,405 mm (94.7 in)|
|Length||3,800–3,815 mm (149.6–150.2 in)|
|Width||1,680 mm (66.1 in)|
|Height||1,485 mm (58.5 in)|
|Curb weight||940 kg (2,072 lb)|
The second generation Brio was unveiled on 2 August 2018 at the 26th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. It was previewed by the Small RS Concept that was displayed at the 26th Indonesia International Motor Show in April 2018. Unlike the second generation Amaze, the second generation Brio still uses the same platform as the first generation model. While retaining the front side doors from the first generation model, front bumper and dashboard from the facelifted model, the grille, rear side doors, trunk and taillamps were redesigned and the front headlamps were taken from the facelifted second generation Mobilio. The rear glass hatch is now replaced by a conventional tailgate.
The export of the car from Indonesia commenced on 26 March 2019.
For the Indonesian market, the second generation Brio is available in the same trim levels as the facelifted first generation model, with either manual transmission or CVT.
The first 200 units of the second generation Brio was delivered to customers in Jakarta on 13 October 2018. Sales of the second generation Brio began nationwide in the same month.
The second generation Brio RS was displayed as a prototype model in October 2018 at the Vietnam Motorshow. It was launched in Vietnam on 18 June 2019. As with the Philippine market, the second generation Brio for the Vietnamese market is also imported from Indonesia.
The Brio's planned launch in India was delayed from early 2011 due to the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. It was finally launched in September 2011, just ahead of the festive season, with a starting price of ₹395,000. It joined the Jazz in Honda's hatchback subcompact range for India. In the Indian market, it competes against Maruti Suzuki's Swift and Ritz, Hyundai's i10, Ford's Figo, Nissan's Micra and Toyota's Etios Liva. The first generation Brio was discontinued in India in November 2018 due to poor sales.
The sales took a hit again when Honda's Thailand plant had to shut down due to the massive Bangkok floods. Critical components for the Brio come from Thailand and hence its Indian production stopped for more than a month, resuming only on 15 February 2012.
In Indonesia, the non-LCGC Brio was sold at 9,853 units in the first 10 months of 2014, while the LCGC Brio Satya was sold at 21,959 units. From January to August 2016, the Brio Satya was sold at 20,308 units, with 5,812 units sold in August. Since its introduction, the first generation Brio has been sold 237,272 units in Indonesia as of July 2018. The second generation Brio has been sold 6,703 units in October 2018.
In 2017, total sales in Asia and Oceania reached 65,325, an increase of 26% from the previous year.
In May 2014, Honda issued a recall of about 32,000 Brio and Amaze cars in India due to a possible mis-assembly of the proportioning valve. This recall is limited to models which are not fitted with ABS.
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