Honda Brio

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Honda Brio
Honda Brio S 1.3 - Front view - February 2 2014.jpg
2013 Honda Brio S 1.3 (Indonesia)
Overview
Manufacturer Honda
Production 2011–present
Body and chassis
Class City car
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related

The Honda Brio (Japanese: ホンダ・ブリオ, Honda Burio) is a city car produced by Honda and sold in India, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia and the Philippines. The car was introduced in 2011.

Name[edit]

The name Brio means vivacity or verve in Italian.[1] 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 (2011–2018)[edit]

First generation
HondaBrio.jpg
Honda Brio (India)
Overview
Production 2011–2018
Assembly
Powertrain
Engine
Power output
  • 65–66 kW (87–89 hp; 88–90 PS) (1.2 L)
  • 73.5 kW (99 hp; 100 PS) (1.3 L)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,345 mm (92.3 in)[4]
Length 3,610 mm (142.1 in)
Width 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Height
  • 1,470 mm (57.9 in) (Thailand)[5]
  • 1,500 mm (59.1 in) (India)
Curb weight 920 kg (2,028 lb)

Concept model[edit]

The Brio prototype was first shown at 2010 Thailand International Motor Show. The car is developed to position in a class below Fit/Jazz for emerging markets. The initial markets were Thailand and India.

Specifications[edit]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Safety[edit]

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.[1]

The cars's front wheels have disc brakes and the rear wheels have drum type brakes. The progressive braking prevents sudden jerks.[8]

Markets[edit]

Thailand[edit]

In Thailand, the Brio was launched in March 2011.[9]

India[edit]

In India, the Brio is assembled for the South Asian market by the company's subsidiary, Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI), at its production facilities in Greater Noida. Over 80% of its parts are sourced from Indian suppliers. The Rajasthan factory also exports Brio parts to Thailand.[10] The Brio in India is offered in V, VX and VX BL trims.

Indonesia[edit]

2013 Honda Brio S 1.3 (pre-facelift, Indonesia)

In Indonesia, the Brio was launched on 2 August 2012, and 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.[11] 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.[12] This engine was used until 2016.

In September 2013, when the LCGC program had launched, the Brio was offered in 6 trims: Satya A, Satya S, Satya E, S, 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 both manual and automatic transmissions.[13] Currently, the Satya E is available with CVT.[14] In 2015, Honda Brio Satya was the third best selling LCGC.[15]

Philippines[edit]

The Brio was launched in the Philippines at the Philippine International Motor Show in September 2014.[3]

South Africa[edit]

The Brio was launched in South Africa in December 2012.[16]

2016 facelift[edit]

2016 Honda Brio Satya E 1.2 (facelift, Indonesia)

The Indonesian-spec Brio was facelifted on 7 April 2016 at 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 new trim line, RS, which replaced Sports as the top-level trim. The facelifted Brio was then launched in Thailand in May 2016 and in India on 4 October 2016.

As of April 2016, the Indonesian market Brio is available in 3 trims, which are all now powered by a 1.2-liter engine. The new trim level consists of Satya S, Satya E, and RS. The Satya S trim is only available with a manual transmission.[17]

Second generation (2018–)[edit]

Second generation
Honda Brio RS - Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2018 - Front view - August 9 2018.jpg
2018 Honda Brio RS 1.2 (Indonesia)
Overview
Production 2018–
Powertrain
Engine 1.2 L L12B i-VTEC I4 (petrol)
Power output 66 kW (89 hp; 90 PS)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,405 mm (94.7 in)[18]
Length 3,815 mm (150.2 in)
Width 1,680 mm (66.1 in)
Height 1,485 mm (58.5 in)
Curb weight 940 kg (2,072 lb)[19]

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 first shown 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 interior from the 2016 model, the grille, rear door and taillamps were redesigned and the front headlamps were taken from the 2017 Mobilio. The rear glass hatch is now replaced by a conventional liftgate.[20][21]

The second generation Brio is expected to be delivered to customers in October 2018.[22]

Interior

Sales[edit]

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.[10]

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 15th of February 2012.[23]

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.[24] From January to August 2016, the Brio Satya was sold at 20,308 units, with 5,812 units sold in August.[25] Since it's introduction, the Brio has been sold 237,272 units in Indonesia as of July 2018.[26][27]

In 2017, total sales in Asia and Oceania reached 65,325, an increase of 26% from previous year.[28]

Recall[edit]

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.[29][30]

Variations[edit]

Sedan[edit]

The Brio is also available in the sedan form, dubbed as Amaze.

MPV[edit]

The Mobilio is the MPV variation of the Brio.

SUV[edit]

The BR-V is the SUV variation of the Brio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Honda Launches its Small Car Brio in India" (Press release). Honda. 2011-09-27. Archived from the original on 2012-01-04. 
  2. ^ Tadeo, Patrick Everett (2013-03-29). "Do the Thais Know Something That We Don't?". Top Gear Philippines. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  3. ^ a b Sarne, Vernon (2014-08-13). "23 images: 1st look at the PH market Honda Brio mini hatchback". Top Gear Philippines. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Brio Specifications". Honda Siel Cars India. Retrieved 2011-09-27. 
  5. ^ "2011 Honda Brio launched in Bangkok, Thailand". www.fastmotoring.com. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "Honda BRIO Makes World Premiere in Thailand". Honda Motor Co. 2011-03-17. 
  7. ^ "Honda Brio Specifications". Honda Brio Indian Official Website. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Honda Brio in India - Price, Mileage, Reviews, Images, Specs". "Staff". Retrieved 2015-09-01. 
  9. ^ Anthony Lim (2011-03-17). "Honda Brio makes production debut in Thailand". PaulTan.org. 
  10. ^ a b "Honda Launches Brio Hatchback in India". The Wall Street Journal. 2011-09-27. 
  11. ^ "Honda Mulai Produksi Brio di Indonesia pada 2013". detik.com. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Wah! Baru 6 Hari Honda Brio Dipesan 1.000 Unit". detik.com. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Honda Brio Spesifikasi". www.honda-indonesia.com. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Indonesia's Low Cost Green Car". Indonesia-Investments.com. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  15. ^ "A grim reality behind Indonesia's car sales drop". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  16. ^ Borrill, Aaron. "Honda Brio 1.2 i-VTEC". Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  17. ^ "Akhirnya Honda Brio Facelift Resmi Diluncurkan!". AutoPlusID.com. AutoPlusID.com. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  18. ^ https://www.cnnindonesia.com/teknologi/20180805214439-384-319733/tim-honda-keluar-masuk-desa-demi-all-new-brio
  19. ^ https://www.viva.co.id/otomotif/mobil/1061711-honda-beberkan-konsumsi-bahan-bakar-brio-terbaru
  20. ^ https://paultan.org/2018/08/02/new-honda-brio-makes-world-debut-at-giias-indonesia/
  21. ^ https://www.liputan6.com/otomotif/read/3614937/berstatus-all-new-ini-kekurangan-honda-brio-terbaru
  22. ^ https://autonetmagz.com/new-honda-brio-akan-dikirim-ke-konsumen-bulan-oktober/70750/
  23. ^ "Honda Brio Satya to be the newest hot item of Honda Indonesia". speedmagz.com. Archived from the original on 20 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  24. ^ Jalimin (November 26, 2014). "Agya Jadi 'City Car' Terlaris 2014". 
  25. ^ "Mobil Murah Honda Mulai Laku Lagi". Otomania.com. Kompas Cyber Media. Retrieved 2016-09-04. 
  26. ^ https://www.cnnindonesia.com/teknologi/20180805214439-384-319733/tim-honda-keluar-masuk-desa-demi-all-new-brio
  27. ^ https://otomotif.kompas.com/read/2018/08/06/162400915/cerita-di-balik-world-premiere-all-new-honda-brio
  28. ^ "Honda Achieves Best Auto Sales Record in Asia & Oceania Region in 2017(29 Jan 2018)". CarGuide.PH. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  29. ^ "Honda recalls Brio and Amaze". Autocar India. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  30. ^ "Honda Brio : Price, News, Reviews". zigwheels.com. 

External links[edit]

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