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Honda Brio

Rs 4.75 - Rs 6.87 Lakh
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Performance
Engine 1198 cc
Mileage 18.5 kmpl
 
Safety
Anti-Lock Braking System No
Driver Airbag No
 
Engine
Turbo Charger No
 
Entertainment
USB & Aux No
Integrated 2DIN Audio No
 
EMI
Duration 60 months
EMI Rs 9,182 /mo.
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Recent Updates of Honda Brio

Honda is all set to launch their mid-size hatchback, the Brio in the Indian market on the 27th of September. The Brio will take on the i10, Liva, Ritz, Beat and Figo. The Indian Brio comes with a 88PS 1.2-litre petrol engine and is expected to be priced around the Rs 4 to Rs 4.2 lakh mark. Read on to know more about the Honda Brio...

Price List of Honda Brio

Variant (Ex-Showroom Price)  
1.2 E MT
1198 cc, 86.8 bhp, 18.5 kmpl, Petrol
Rs 4.75 Lakh*
1.2 S MT
1198 cc, 86.8 bhp, 18.5 kmpl, Petrol
Rs 5.26 Lakh*
1.2 VX MT
1198 cc, 86.8 bhp, 18.5 kmpl, Petrol
Rs 6.01 Lakh*
1.2 VX AT
1198 cc, 86.8 bhp, 16.5 kmpl, Petrol
Rs 6.87 Lakh*
Diesel
22 kmpl, Manual, Upcoming
Launch Date: Jan 01, 2025
Rs 6 Lakh*

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    R K Dec 27, 2015

    I have purchased Honda Brio (SMT) in September 2014 and completed 10500 km by date. I have used the car mostly for long drives, such as Alleppey (Kerala) to Hyderabad, hyderabad to Mysore and three trips from Pune to Hyderabad & back. It is really a pleasure to drive this car with its very smooth steering and noiseless cabin. The Read More

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    Dinesh Kumar Oct 08, 2015

    i purchased car in the month of april 2015 and i have tried out other car also before making my final decision to buy honda brio,this car is excellent i drive this car at 120kmhr speed on road for a while found excellent no vibration no shaking no sound good if planning to buy in small segment this car is Read More

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    Ashok Aug 10, 2015

    Pros Great Comfort, Great Looks, Best Performance, Better Interiors, Best Pick up Cons Low Fuel Efficiency I have purchased Honda Brio SMT in the month of April 2015. Speedy pick up is awesome. I like this car for Best comfort, Great looks, Good peformance, Great Interiors. Sound proof cabin ( even at high speed) gives additional comfort. Fuel efficiency is Read More

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Colors of Honda Brio

  • Alabaster Silver

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Energetic Blue - Brio

  • Orchid White Pearl

  • Rallye Red

  • Tafeta White

  • Taffeta White

  • Urban Titanium

Mileage of Honda Brio

Variant Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Petrol 15.7 kmpl 18.5 kmpl

Review of Honda Brio

Overview

The Brio was launched in September 2011. It is a radical looking small car that brings good looks to the masses! The front has a slightly cab forward design and the bonnet is pretty small. It wears the family logo rather proudly in a heavily chromed horizontal grille. There is a strong crease running below the headlamps and certainly adds character to the car. Look at it from the side and you again notice the crisp shoulder line with the upward angle of the windows. The rear is the best part about the Brio and everyone couldn’t help but look at it again and again! The rear hatch is completely glass and has fabulously designed tail lamps on either side. Worthy of a mention is the blackened out bottom part of the hatch glass adds to the whole aesthetics.

The Brio might look small from the outside but the cabin is very spacious. The Brio, unlike some of the rivals, can easily accommodate four large sized adults with ease. The small bonnet and boot have liberated a lot of space on the inside and it shows. Another aspect that strikes you is the overall quality of plastics. The Brio is designed for the mid-size hatchback segment and even though Honda was running on a budget, they haven’t cut corners for the insides. Touch the fascia or the console and it speaks quality. The design is unchanged from the Thailand version and ergonomically, it is spot-on. The top end Brio will also get a USB compatible audio system which as one of the best sound qualities in this segment.

Unlike some of the rivals, the Brio doesn’t come with an automatic climate control but that shouldn’t be a big bother. The speedometer console gets an ECO function display - this works on the driver's inputs, the vehicle's speed and the gear you are in to show if the car is running in ECO mode or on. The Brio comes with the same 1.2-litre engine as the Jazz. However, this one is in a slightly different state of tune. The peak power is slightly less at 88PS and it comes at a typically Honda high engine speed – 6000rpm. The torque stands at a very decent 109Nm at 4600rpm but again, it is the power that does the talking. The Brio is easily the most powerful hatchback in its segment, belting out more power than even the new Maruti Swift! The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which has short and direct throws.

I really didn’t find the shift very smooth but that might be due to the car being very new. The mileage figure is 18.4 kmpl (ARAI). When it comes to the suspension the Brio also absorbs most undulations with ease without really affecting the occupants in the process. The suspension noise is also well subdued though the slightly soft suspension did play spoil sport at one occasion when we managed to touch its underbelly with a sharp speed breaker. Worthy of a mention is the Brio’s tight turning radius of just 4.5 meters! Drive the Brio fast around hills or corners and it responds back pretty nicely. It isn’t a very tall car and hence the centre of gravity is low. The Brio starts at Rs 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. It delivers excellent value and the diesel soon will be a cracker! For a detailed analysis read below.

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

Honda’s cars have always followed the ‘Man Maximum Machine Minimum’ concept and hence the moment you step into the cabin, you are surprised. The Brio might look small from the outside but the cabin is very spacious. Infact, with me (I stand 6 feet tall) behind the wheel, there was more than enough space at the rear for an equally tall person. The Brio, unlike some of the rivals, can easily accommodate four large sized adults with ease. The small bonnet and boot have liberated a lot of space on the inside and it shows. Another aspect that strikes you is the overall quality of plastics. The Brio is designed for the mid-size hatchback segment and even though Honda was running on a budget, they haven’t cut corners for the insides.

Touch the fascia or the console and it speaks quality. The design is unchanged from the Thailand version and ergonomically, it is spot-on. There are lot of cues taken from the Jazz and City. For example, the power window switches, the audio system and the cubby holes.The speedometer console is of the analogue variety but looks cute. It also has a display for average fuel economy (across all variants) while the steering wheel gets audio controls for the top end model. The top end Brio will also get a USB compatible audio system which as one of the best sound qualities in this segment.

Unlike some of the rivals, the Brio doesn’t come with an automatic climate control but that shouldn’t be a big bother. The speedometer console gets an ECO function display - this works on the driver's inputs, the vehicle's speed and the gear you are in to show if the car is running in ECO mode or on. We believe this function will help user's achieve the best possible fuel economy from the car. Like a typical Honda, the Brio also has multiple places to keep knick-knacks. The seats feel supportive and comfort is good for passengers once on the move. The only issue with the Brio is a somewhat small boot which also has a high loading sill.

Interiors Details

  • Boot Space

    According to a Hatchback car Honda Brio has about space of 175 liters.

  • Speedometer

    Honda Brio has a nice and precise instrumentation of speedometer in the nicely divided dashboard. It’s an analog one. The Speedometer and the tachometer are divided with coups with a digital fuel meter below that.

  • Gear Lever

    The Gear lever is placed right in the middle console it’s a normal one. The lever is not so big it’s a small lever with 5 speed transmissions 5 forward and 1 reverse.

  • Cup Holders

    Just before the gear lever in the middle console there are two cup holders in Honda Brio.

  • Glovebox

    Honda Brio has a spacious Glovebox in the dashboard on the left side just beside the Driver seat.

  • Audio System

    Honda Brio is integrated with Amber color illuminated audio system with AM/FM, MP3 playback facility besides high quality four speakers. The music system is also integrated with USB and Aux-in facility.

  • Air Conditioner

    The AC and other allied controls are there on a typically shaped central console that has a very mundane look. There are four AC vents on the dashboard. Contrary to other hatches, the two centrally placed AC vents are away from each other and are there on the sides of the music system.

  • Arm Rests

    There are arm rests in each door which are equipped with power window control switches and paper holders and other coups for essential things.

  • Air Vents

    There are four AC vents on the dashboard. Contrary to other hatches, the two centrally placed AC vents are away from each other and are there on the sides of the music system.

  • Seats

    There are four ergonomically designed seats in the Brio, two front and two back seats, as a hatchback car Brio being a 4 seater is quite good.

  • Leg Room

    Honda Brio has enough leg room to make the hatchback the most comfortable one for the driver and the passengers and the passengers in the back.

  • Knee Room

    Honda Brio has the knee room of 900/650 mm which is quite for a comfortable hatchback car. The driver’s leg doesn’t foul with the center console. The beige treatment on the lower half of the dashboard, seats and doors give the Brio a very airy feeling.

  • Shoulder Space

    Honda Brio has a shoulder space of 1250 mm, which indicates the passengers in the back can easily enjoy the ride while going for any long drive or trip of course a hatchback like Brio proves that.

  • Head Room

    Honda Brio has a headroom of 950/890 mm it’s not that much big in contrary to the leg room thought suites a Hatchback car like Brio whose design and coolness both matters.

  • Steering Wheel

    Honda Brio has an electronically powered three-spoke funky steering wheel which is beautiful and strong and has audio controls on it.

  • Power Windows

    Honda Brio is equipped with power windows on each door. The arm rest beside the driver seat has the control switches for the four windows, while each door got their own control switches on the respective doors in the Arm rest too.

  • Keyless Entry

    Honda Brio has option of keyless entry.

  • Driver Information Display

    Driver information display consists of the speedometer and the digital fuel meter and the tachometer.

  • What we like

    The interiors of the Brio are spacious and well designed plus also being well equipped.

  • What we dislike

    The boot space of the Brio is too small.

Exterior

One look at the Brio, and you do feel that the car is small. Infact, tall people (like myself) would easily overshadow the Brio when it’s parked next to you. However, that said, you do end up getting impressed with the way this hatchback looks. Cute and cuddly is what the fair sex would call it. And we do agree somewhat. We happened to get the red one for review and it did look smashing. The front has a slightly cab forward design and the bonnet is pretty small. It weans the family logo rather proudly in a heavily chromed horizontal grille. There is a strong crease running below the headlamps and certainly adds character to the car. Look at it from the side and you again notice the crisp shoulder line with the upward angle of the windows.

The rear is the best part about the Brio and everyone couldn’t help but look at it again and again! The rear hatch is completely glass and has fabulously designed tail lamps on either side. Worthy of a mention is the blackened out bottom part of the hatch glass adds to the whole aesthetics. The Brio is based on a ‘double triangle’ theme – the top being inverted for a dynamic look and the bottom inverted triangle signifying a sporty theme. This car also gets a small aerodynamic spoiler at the rear and tastefully looking 14inch alloys for the top end version that wears 175/65 MRF tyres. The Brio certainly looks the best small hatchback in the Indian market and much modern than most of the rivals. Infact, it looks from a generation ahead. Fit and finish, just like any other Honda, is of the highest order.

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    The front view of the car has elegant curves. The front is a little low-slung and seems serene. The nose of the car sports bigger and aggressive symbol of Honda. The head lights looks like sharp cat eye which makes the car look different and impressive. The upper and lower grille melts in a wonderful shape. This truly makes the car appealing. The indicators are again placed inside the eye shape headlamps making it a single assembly.

  • Rear Design

    The rear has a composite design with the combination lamps that seamlessly merge with the rear hatch. The rear hatch made that comprises of rear windscreen is a futuristic design and is lightweight as well to give is functionality. It also adds to better rear visibility.

  • Side Profile

    The exteriors of the car are unmatched and seem almost perfect for a hatchback. A view from side is beautiful as the windows are shaped in segment-first very peculiar way never seen before. This truly makes the car appealing

  • Ground Clearance

    Honda Brio got a ground clearance of 165 mm which is quite good for Indian roads thinking about a cool hatchback car.

  • Bumpers

    The Bumpers of Honda Brio are designed to give a cool look to the front view. The shape of the bumpers is well designed and it’s edgy in the corner. The rear bumper's speciality is the number plate space engraved in it.

  • Head Lamps

    The head lights looks like sharp cat eye which makes Brio look different and impressive. The indicators are placed inside the eye shape headlamps making it a single assembly which makes Honda Brio more eye grabbing.

  • Tail Lamps

    The rear lamps are not lying in traditional style but are placed on extreme corners with all glass rear giving it a beautiful finish.

  • Fog Lamps

    The fog lamps in Brio are placed in the bumpers which again give a wolverine look like every Honda car but now it’s cool wolverine.

  • Tyres

    The wheelbase of Brio is 2345mm which is a good level which is helpful in keeping a good control. The drive will be made not just fun but also safe with this good grip on road. It has a turning radius of 4.5m. With the 14 inches wheels.

  • Alloy Wheels

    Brio runs on 14 inch steel wheels on some trims and alloy wheels on the high end trims. The tyre size is 175/65 R14 82T. The high end trim Honda Brio V has 14 inch alloy wheels.

  • Outside Mirrors

    The outside rear view mirrors are body colored but do not have LED turn indicator on them. These outside mirrors are electrically adjustable. The rear view of Honda Brio is upswing and wider which is certainly the characteristic feature of the hatchback.

  • Colors

    Honda Brio comes in many variants like, Alabaster Silver, Rallye Red, Emerald Blue, Titanium Grey Pearl, Tafeta White, and Crystal Black Pearl.

  • Rear Wiper

    Honda Brio has a rear wipe as the rear hatch is totally of glass.

  • Roof Rails

    Honda Brio did not have any roof rails.

  • Sun Roof

    Sun roof is also not available in Honda Brio.

  • Spoiler

    Honda has not provided spoilers for Brio hatch.

  • Side Steps

    No side steps offered on the Brio.

  • Spare Wheel

    Spare wheel space is there at the back boot of Brio.

  • What we like

    Futuristic looks and excellent fit and finish are its plus points.

  • What we dislike

    The rear styling may not be to everyones's taste.

Mileage Running Cost

The speedometer console gets an ECO function display - this works on the driver's inputs, the vehicle's speed and the gear you are in to show if the car is running in ECO mode or on. We believe this function will help user's achieve the best possible fuel economy from the car. Honda has worked hard on getting the fuel economy up. The Jazz has an ARAI certification of 16.7kmpl but the Brio, with the same engine as the Jazz in a different state of tune, manages 10% better at 18.4kmpl!

Mileage Running Cost

  • City Fuel Economy

    Honda Brio returns 18 Kmpl and can ease your driving during peak hours.

  • Highway Fuel Economy

    Honda Brio gives 26 Kmpl in the highways as one dont have to think about filling up petrol every now and then.

  • Arai Rated Economy

    Honda Brio has 18.4 Kmpl as rated by the ARAI.

  • Tank Range

    Honda Brio has 35 liters of tank and can go anywhere between 680 - 700 Kms in one full tank.

  • What we like

    The mileage is excellent at 18 kmpl.

Comfort Suspension

The Brio is essentially more of a city car and no wonder, it steers its way through traffic superbly. For starters, the visibility from the driver’s seat is very good. The light steering and clutch add to the city appeal and the Brio turns out to be a very easy to pilot car. As is the case with the bigger Jazz and City, the Brio also absorbs most undulations with ease without really affecting the occupants in the process. The suspension noise is also well subdued though the slightly soft suspension did play spoil sport at one occasion when we managed to touch its underbelly with a sharp speed breaker. Worthy of a mention is the Brio’s tight turning radius of just 4.5 meters!

Comfort and Suspension

  • Comfort

    Honda Brio, a four door hatchback is designed to accommodate 5 passengers comfortably. The car assures best in segment boot space and overall interior comfort. To seat this number of passengers, the cabin is given a spacious design. Despite being a compact car, Brio has good space at the front. Little detailing like cup-holders and comfortable head rest is also there for better comfort during long journeys. The front seats are also given comfortable head and legroom area. The driver seat is adju

  • Front Suspension

    Honda Brio has McPherson Strut suspension type at the front.

  • Rear Suspension

    Honda Brio has Torsion Beam Axle type suspension at the rear.

  • What we like

    The Brio also absorbs most undulations with ease without really affecting the occupants in the process. The suspension noise is also well subdued.

  • What we dislike

    The slightly soft suspension did play spoil sport at one occasion when we managed to touch its underbelly with a sharp speed breaker.

Engine Performance

The Brio, as expected, comes with the same 1.2-litre engine as the Jazz. However, this one is in a slightly different state of tune. The peak power is slightly less at 88PS and it comes at a typically Honda high engine speed – 6000rpm. The torque stands at a very decent 109Nm at 4600rpm but again, it is the power that does the talking. The Brio is easily the most powerful hatchback in its segment, belting out more power than even the new Maruti Swift! Twist the key and the i-VTECH motor settles down into a very muted idle. Like any Honda motor, this one too scores very high on the smoothness factor and goes about doing its duties silently.

In city traffic, the Brio does its job very well. Instances like negotiating speed-breakers in 2nd gear at speeds as low as 5km/h don’t bother the car and it easily picks up momentum without downshifting into the first cog. There is enough low end juice though if you really want to enjoy the motor, it is best done pedal to metal. Once the rpm needles crosses the 3500rpm mark, the Brio is very hard to catch. It suddenly changes it nature from a subtle hatch to a hot one and can amaze you with the kind of speeds it can manage in a matter of seconds!

Give it some open roads, let it stretch its legs and it will sit at an indicated 120km/h in 5th even with four on board and the air-con working without a protest in the world. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which has short and direct throws. I really didn’t find the shift very smooth but that might be due to the car being very new. The gearbox also has revised ratios as compared to that of the Jazz. Honda has worked hard on getting the fuel economy up. The Jazz has an ARAI certification of 16.7kmpl but the Brio, with the same engine as the Jazz in a different state of tune, manages 10% better at 18.4kmpl!

Engine Performance

  • Acceleration

    The powerful engine of Honda Brio promises easy handling and control along with zippy acceleration. Honda Brio catches 100kmph speed in 16 seconds Honda Brio has performed 20-80 Kmph in 14.23 secs in third gear and 40-100 Kmph in 22. 32 secs in fourth gear approx

  • Top Speed

    Honda Brio has a top speed of 185 Kmph.

  • In Gear Acceleration

    The Honda Brio can reach 40-60 during overtaking at 5.19 seconds and 80-100 in just 5.65 seconds.

  • Gearbox

    Honda Brio has 5 speed transmissions which is quick to change gears

  • Power

    Honda Brio has 1198cc engine. The top power of Honda Brio is 88 PS @ 6000 rpm.

  • Torque

    Honda Brio has 109 Nm of peak torque at 4600 rpm

  • NVH Levels

    The NVH levels, the refinement of the engine, the driving comfort is just excellent and the powerful engine is enough to impart amazing driving dynamics to the car.

  • What we like

    The Brio is easily the most powerful hatchback in its segment, belting out more power than even the new Maruti Swift! 

  • What we dislike

    There is lack of low-end torque from the engine.

Braking Safety

Drive the Brio fast around hills or corners and it responds back pretty nicely. It isn’t a very tall car and hence the centre of gravity is low. This helps but on the other hand, Honda has settled for MRF tyres as opposed to the Michelins we are used to seeing on the Jazz. These are nice but push the car into corners at high speeds and all the drama starts! At high speeds on the highways, the light steering does loose some of its feel but never does it becomes vague enough to upset the driver at all. The top end Brio comes with ABS which is pretty much for the norm these days. It also wears 175mm with as aspect ratio of 65 – again something that is common these days among the hatchbacks.

Brakes and Wheels

  • Handling

    The Honda Brio is loaded with ventilated Front Disk and Rear Drum brakes. The braking system is equipped with Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) along with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Such a sophisticated technology in braking system of Honda Brio makes the drive not only safe but it also assures good control in case of sudden brakes on slippery roads. Honda Brio has McPherson Strut suspension type at the front and Torsion Beam Axle type suspension at the rear. These together mak

  • Braking Performance

    The braking system is equipped with Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) along with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Such a sophisticated technology in braking system of Honda Brio makes the drive not only safe but it also assures good control in case of sudden brakes on slippery roads.

  • Safety Features

    When it is about safety of Honda Brio, Honda has left no stone unturned. The broad wheelbase and compact body assures a full control over a ride. The car is blessed with two front airbags including one Driver’s side Intelligent SRS (i-SRS). The i-SRS has a gas release control valve that deploys it faster and keeps it inflated for long thus ensuring the safety of the driver. The car also has ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD and Brake Assist function to enhance vehicle control. Brio’s struc

  • Abs

    Honda Brio ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD and Brake Assist function to enhance vehicle control.

  • Traction Control

    Honda has provided Brio with some advance safety features like TCS (traction control system), IVSP (Intelligent vehicle stability program).

  • What we like

    It isn’t a very tall car and hence the centre of gravity is low. This helps.

  • What we dislike

    At high speeds on the highways, the light steering loses some of its feel.

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