Jakarta 2018: All-New Honda Brio Launched

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Jakarta 2018: All-New Honda Brio Launched

Honda Prospect Motor (HPM), the official distributor of Honda vehicles in Indonesia has launched the all-new second generation Brio at the 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (2018 GIIAS).

Seeing that the all-new Brio conforms to Indonesia’s Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) regulations, power is derived from a tiny 1.2-litre that churns out 90 PS at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm at 4,800 rpm. The tiny engine can be had with a 5-speed manual or CVT-type automatic that sends drive to the front wheels.

Visually, the all-new Brio draws inspiration from the new Mobilio, with a pair of large headlights flanking Honda’s Solid Wing face grille. A pair of prominent front fog light surrounds help complete the front end of the all-new Brio.

Towards the rear end, the all-new Brio features a pair of trapezoid-shaped tail lights. The regular Brio features a simple recess at the bottom of the rear bumper.

As for the sportier Brio RS, this model gets a black finish on the front grille and roof, plus a rear spoiler that is more noticeable than the regular model. Completing the Brio RS’ exterior are dual-tone alloy wheels and a more aggressive rear diffuser.

The interior of the all-new Brio is reminiscent of the Honda BR-V we’re familiar with. Audio switches are found on the left side of the three-spoke steering wheel, though this feature is limited to upper variants of the all-new Brio. Other interior features include a 6.1-inch Display Audio head unit, tweeters, and digital air-conditioning controls.

Takehiro Watanabe, the President Director of PT Honda Prospect Motor said, “Indonesia is one of the most important automobile and motorcycle markets for Honda within Asia and Oceania region and on a global scale, recording the largest automobile sales for Honda in the region. This achievement was made possible with models developed locally such as Honda Brio, Honda Brio Satya, Honda Mobilio, and Honda BR-V. The launch of All New Honda Brio, sportier and fun-to-drive vehicle, is Honda's commitment to continue offering exciting products and the joy of driving to our customers in Indonesia.”

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