The long-rumoured Honda Brio Sedan is coming soon. That’s something we gathered from this banner on Honda Thailand’s website, which promotes the models eligible for Thailand’s first car tax rebate scheme. The government project, which started on September 16 last year and will come to an end this December 31, is targeting 500,000 vehicles and Bt30 billion in tax rebates.

But that’s not the main point we’re trying to share here. As you can see, there’s a mystery car that will also be eligible for the first car scheme, and it’s a new 1.2L sedan (thanks Ae for the translation, I owe you drinks). The engine capacity is a hint that this new model is a booted variant of the Brio hatchback that made its world premiere in Thailand in March 2011.

The Brio is powered by an i-VTEC four-cylinder 1.2L SOHC unit offering 90 hp at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm at 4,800 rpm. The engine – which is Euro 4 compliant – can utilise E20 fuel, and offers claimed fuel economy of 20 km/l. The Ecocar status hatch is priced from 433,500 to 508,500 baht in the Land of Smiles.

Below are renderings of the Honda Brio Sedan by the talented Theophilus Chin. Click here for full details of the Brio hatchback.