Honda Thailand has prepared a mild refresh for the Brio and Brio Amaze models.
Both the Brio Amaze sedan and the Brio hatchback are embracing the new model year with a lightly modified front grille giving the cars a somewhat sportier appearance. The front bumper has also gone through a minor nip and tuck to make the cars appear prettier. For extra customization, buyers will be given the opportunity to opt for fresh alloy wheels. Other changes on the outside include a new look for the projector headlights (with LED position), revised fog lights, resculpted rear bumper, and a new Lunar Silver Metallic color.
Stepping inside the cabin, the Brio duo is home to a new center console with improved ergonomics along with a more upscale finish. Honda uses the term “premium” to describe the dashboard, but we wouldn’t go that far since after all these are simple, no-frills cars. Buyers are not exactly expecting a high-end fit and finish, but the Brio does have a few aces up its sleeve, such as a Smart Key System and One Push Start Ignition.
Billed as being "eco-cars," the Honda Brio sedan and hatchback share a naturally-aspirated 1.2-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 90 horsepower (67 kilowatts). Output of the Euro 4-compliant i-VTEC engine is channeled to the front axle through a continuously variable transmission that promises to offer “agility and exceptional fuel economy.”
Already available to order in Thailand, the Brio hatchback kicks off at 495,000 baht ($13,909) in the V CVT trim while the Brio Amaze sedan costs 517,000 baht ($14,527) in the same configuration. The sedan can also be had in a more expensive SV CVT trim that will set you back 577,000 baht ($16,213).
Source: Honda Thailand
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The new Honda Brio and Honda Brio Amaze have spruced–up, sleeker exteriors, complemented by a redesigned front grille, an all-new sportier front bumper, and new alloy wheels. The revamped interior features a new console, Steering Audio Switch, Auto-air Conditioner system, Bluetooth Connector, and a USB Connector that are well put together and add a premium feel to Honda’s new versions. Refreshed features added to the new Honda Brio Amaze include Projector Head Lights with LED Position, Front Fog Lights, a sport-design Rear Spoiler, as well as an extensive range of advanced technology that provides a sense of comfort in all driving such Multi Information Display (MID), Honda Smart Key System, and One Push Start Ignition.
The new Brio and Brio Amaze, breakthrough eco-cars, are powered by a 1.2 liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 90-horsepower SOHC i-VTEC engine, with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) which is part of “Earth Dreams Technology” that offers agility and exceptional fuel economy. They are genuine eco-sedans that are friendly to the environment in accordance with the Euro 4 standard. All variants are equipped with safety features including an intelligent i-SRS for the driver and a SRS airbag system for the passenger, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), and an alarm security system.
Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said, “As demand for eco-cars is on a constant rise, Honda introduced the new Honda Brio and Brio Amaze to best meet eco-car requirements in terms of optimized fuel consumption and agility. In addition, we continue to lead the way in customer satisfaction among Honda car owners by delivering Honda’s unbeatable high quality and peace of mind in driving based on our comprehensive after-sales service available at all 219 Honda showrooms nationwide. Considering our effectiveness in delivering premium-quality products and flawless after-sales service, Honda's commitment to customer satisfaction has paid off big time, as the company has received ‘The Outstanding Brand Image for Trusted Brand Award from the TAQA Awards 2015’ for the fourth consecutive year. This perfectly reflects the trust and confidence that Honda continuously receives from our Thai customers.”
The Honda Brio V CVT is priced at 495,000 baht and the new Honda Brio Amaze is available in two variants, which are the V CVT, priced at 517,000 Baht, and the SV CVT, priced at 577,000 baht. The Brio and Brio Amaze come in three colors including Crystal Black Pearl, White Taffeta, and a new Lunar Silver Metallic color.
For this occasion, Honda has introduced a special offer. Loyal Honda customers will get a special interest rate. In addition, all customers will receive free maintenance checks and spare parts from 10,000 to 50,000 kilometers. For more information, please contact any Honda Showroom nationwide.
People interested in the new Brio and Brio Amaze can visit any Honda showroom nationwide or go to www.honda.co.th/brioamaze-brio
- Features vary according to variants
- Crystal Black (Pearl) costs an additional 6,000 baht.