Honda Brio Review

Brio has entered the Indian car market as a small and comfortable head turner, but it is sad to say that the company has no plans to produce Honda Brio diesel variant. The company has provided only petrol variants for the Indian consumers and is very keen to see the responses this car gets this year as it has been modified and boasts added features.
Honda Brio


The car has received amazing performance to offer great driving experience to its owner. Also, the interior has been molded to add extra space for the passengers and driver. The car gives pleasant atmosphere at the interior and good comfort even after taking a long journey.


Honda Brio fails to get some of the essential elements that bring it down on the list in the market competition. Boot space is very little and so small families in India probably won’t like taking it due to the small luggage placing area.

What’s New?

More space has been added to the Honda Brio. The car is very comfortable and gets good styling that attracts more owners to think about buying this small and elegant looking car. The best that Honda has given to Brio is the powerful engine that delivers amazing performance. Due to its powerful build quality, Brio gets good value for money. Other than this, the car is loaded with new features at the interior and exterior and also includes impressive specs. A number of variants along with powerful engine.

  • 1.2 Liter E i-VTEC I-4 (Manual Transmission)
  • 1.2 Liter S i-VTEC I-5 (Manual Transmission)
  • 1.2 Liter S (o) i-VTEC I-6 (Manual Transmission)
  • 1.2 Liter V i-VTEC I-7 (Manual Transmission)


Honda Brio is an all new 5-passenger hatchback that adds more fun to drive while throwing much more powerful performance. Passengers and driver gets amazing experience while taking comfortable long journeys. The car is a designed meticulously to achieve changing trends of lifestyle while fulfilling the demands of new generation. Not only youngsters, this car also suits old age people who like being in trend and enjoy life.

It is a 5 seater car and is very spacious from inside, giving comfort to the passengers who can even stretch their legs and head around. New technology has been used by Honda to provide more space to the passengers rather than adding more machines inside the car. The impressive interior sports state-of-the-art technology and includes unique triple analog 3D meters along with Eco lamp function that is used for fuel efficient driving. Also added are the mounted audio controls on the steering wheel, four good quality speakers connected to a premium level audio system, and elegant color schemes at the interior. The interior also sports dual SRS airbags for safety of the passengers and driver, and antilock braking system. Also, the braking system is combined to the electronic brake distribution that offers better safety and security of the driver and passengers.

Some of the interior features that the Honda Brio hold are air conditioner, power windows, power steering, tinted window glass, power door locks, and cup holder.
Honda Brio_Interior


Apart from impressive interior, the exterior of Brio has been designed in a very elegant manner. This small hatchback not only sports amazing design, but its shiny choice of colors attracts more consumers toward it. The car has received good style that represents the new generation. The exterior of Brio sports a Double Triangle form that projects a wide as well as aggressive stance. The front fascia is complemented well with the large headlights as well as a chrome grille that improves the overall appearance of the Honda Brio. 14 inches of steel wheels add a distinct look to the car.

Some of the exterior features that this all new car hold are body colored bumpers, roof antenna, and fabulous grille at the front fascia.
Honda Brio_Exterior

Powertrain and Performance

Honda Brio sits under its hood a four cylinder 1.2 liter i-VTEC engine that produces a power of 86.7 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 109 Nm at 4,600 rpm of torque. The engine is mated to a five speed manual transmission gearbox and gives fabulous power to drive even on uneven roads. The best feature that attracts most of the consumers in buying this car is its style and more than that is its outstanding fuel economy. The car gives 18.4 kmpl of fuel efficiency on combined which make its lead at the top categories in the Indian car market. The car has not only gained head turning design, but when the mileage is so good, you can expect this car to be accepted by many.

The Brio comes in four different trims which are very well equipped with features – EMT, SMT, S(o)MT, and VMT. All the variants are packed with five speed manual transmission and the engine is the same with a little different in performance that changes the price tag of all the variants. The top speed that this car covers at 0-100 km per hour is marked at 12.47 seconds. The Honda Brio is a front wheel drive model and comes only in petrol version.

As far as handling and comfort is concerned, this car gets disc and drum braking system at front and rear respectively. Also, the interior gets collapsible electric power assisted steering wheel that gives pleasurable driving experience. To run with same speed on the uneven Indian roads, Honda has incorporated MacPherson strut suspension at the front and Torsion Beam Axle at the rear.

Safety Features

Not much but some of the safety features have been added to this all new Honda Brio which includes central locking, antilock braking system, engine immobilizer, airbags, child safety door locks, crumple zones, collapsible steering, and front and rear seatbelts.
Honda Brio_Side-View

Price and Availability

Pricing of Honda Brio is listed as per the ex-showroom in Mumbai. Pricing of all the variants are listed below:

  • Honda Brio 1.2 E MT – Rs. 4,18,611
  • Honda Brio 1.2 S MT – Rs. 4,61,626
  • Honda Brio 1.2 S(o) MT – Rs. 5,21,428
  • Honda Brio 1.2 V MT – Rs. 5,41,886

With such attractive price, Indian families can think of buying this car as it offers astounding fuel efficiency which makes the Brio stand apart in the competition.

Final Word

The best thing about the Honda Brio is its fuel economy that gives you 18.4 kmpl on combined. Other than this, the performance of this car also becomes ultimate due to the integration of a powerful engine on all the variants. With a displacement of 1198cc, the engine gives better performance on the road after combining to a 5-speed manual transmission at the forward and 1 reverse. At attractive price, you get good features integrated to this car with amazing style. Also, the Brio is build with quality materials that give it better resale value. So, if you are thinking about this, do not think, just buy and enjoy cruising on the Indian roads.

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