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The Honda Brio hatchback has been given a minor update in Thailand. Honda’s original eco car now comes with a rear wiper and a chrome strip on the rear hatch across the board.

No changes to the mechanicals. The Brio is powered by a 1.2 litre SOHC i-VTEC unit, offering 90 hp and 110 Nm at 4,800 rpm. The four-pot can be paired to a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic.

With the update, Honda has also released a new V Limited spec with front fog lights, rear parcel shelf and a touch screen MP3 player with navigation. The latter is a 2-DIN unit with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connection.

Only available with an automatic gearbox, the V Limited is priced at 533,500 baht (RM54,835), which is 22,000 baht (RM2,260) costlier than the previously range topping V automatic. The Brio range starts from 436,500 baht (RM44,869) for the manual S spec.

Late last year, a sedan version called Brio Amaze joined the fray, and a seven-seater Brio MPV will be shown at the Indonesian motor show in September.