A first set of images of the second-gen Brio hatchback, which sees its world premier at the ongoing GIIAS 2018 (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) in Jakarta have surfaced on the internet.
As reported by us earlier, the new Honda Brio gets similar styling to the Honda Small RS concept shown earlier this year at the 2018 Indonesia International Motor show. The new hatchback gets a similar body shell, along with front and rear styling. Honda has showcased the new Brio in two variants, the standard model and the sportier, Brio RS.
The new Honda Brio’s front styling is quite similar to the facelifted Mobilio MPV that is sold in Indonesia. There’s also a clear link to the first-gen Brio, right up to the B-pillar. However, the rear door appears to be much larger along with a longer rear overhang. At the back, the new Brio also has a full tailgate, which is a departure from the glass hatch seen on the first-gen car.
The interiors of the new Brio seem to be shared with the recently updated Jazz for India. However, the RS variant gets a 6.1-inch touchsreen infotainment system (there's a 2-DIN audio system on the standard one) and highlights on the dashboard and around the AC vents.
For the Indonesian market, the 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 90hp and 110Nm of peak torque, along with the optional CVT automatic, continue unchanged.
Don't get your hopes up for an India launch, however. The first-gen Brio got a lukewarm response in India, and it will be hard for Honda to make a business case for the second-gen Brio without sufficient volumes.
What do you think of the new Brio's look? And do you think Honda should bring it to India? Let us know in the comments section below.
New 2019 Honda Brio image gallery