The Brio made its Indonesian debut in August last year, arriving as a 100 PS and 127 Nm 1.3 litre i-VTEC-equipped model. For 2013, the scope has been broadened with the introduction of the 88 PS and 109 Nm 1.2 litre SOHC lump that was first seen on the Brio for the Thai market – the engine equips the new Brio 1.2 and Brio Satya variants that Honda has introduced for the Indonesian market.
The 1.3 continues on, powering the Brio Sports, which is available in a single Type-E grade. The Brio 1.2 is available in S and E model grades and with an auto transmission, while the Brio Satya 1.2, which is Honda’s entry for the country’s Low Cost and Green Car (LCGC) programme, comes in three model grades, these being A, S, and E. In keeping things in line with the low-cost factor, the Satya is only available with a manual transmission.
The Brio Satya is produced in Indonesia with 85% local content, and is the automaker’s cheapest model in that market – the Type-A version holds that honour, rolling in at 106 million Rupiah (RM30,100). All the Brio Satyas variants are equipped with dual airbags, though of course the range-topping Type-E gets the most kit – on the list are fog lamps, rear wiper, 14-inch alloys and a double-DIN CD/MP3 player with USB/iPod connectivity.