Honda has revealed the Honda Brio facelift at the 2016 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS). Not the biggest surprise, as we’ve already seen the refreshed face on the Indian-market Honda Amaze earlier this month, but here, it’s grafted on the original five-door Brio hatchback body.

The new face is less cutesy than before, thanks to a new front bumper and grille treatment. The Brio hatch’s distinctive rear end remains the same save for a new rear lamp design. New 14-inch rims are in, and there’s a new Brio RS variant with 15-inch dual-tone rims, side skirts, projector headlamps with LED guide lights, power retractable wing mirrors with LED signals and a rear glass garnish. RS badges too, of course.

Inside, it’s all new. The Brio gets a fresh dashboard in the style of the Jazz, which is significantly more contemporary and premium in appearance than the original interior with its rounded elements. There’s a new digital air con control panel and Eco indicator across the board.


Non-RS (type E and S) cars get a 2-DIN JVC head unit instead of a 6.2-inch touchscreen unit. All except for the base S get steering audio buttons on the right steering spoke. The Satya E and S ship with black-beige cabins (beige seats) while the RS gets an all-black cabin with orange stitching. The latter matches the orange-like Passion Red Pearl hue that’s exclusive to the RS, as seen here.

The entry-level Honda’s drivetrain has been revised. The 1.2 litre four-cylinder unit remains, but it gets a slight power bump – from 88 PS and 109 Nm to 90 PS and 110 Nm. The Euro 4 SOHC i-VTEC motor is paired to a new Earth Dreams Technology CVT automatic or a five-speed manual. The Brio is classified as a “Low Cost Green Car” in Indonesia.

The Honda Brio facelift is priced from Rp. 129.6 million (RM38,397) for the Satya S M/T to Rp. 174.7 million (RM51,733) for the RS CVT. The Modulo accessories catalogue includes door visors, an exhaust pipe finisher, chrome door handle inserts, illuminated side step garnish and a chrome garnish for the wing mirrors.

GALLERY: Honda Brio Satya facelift

GALLERY: Honda Brio RS