Bangkok Motor Show: Honda reveals Brio variants

Check it out in different colors, too
by Patrick Everett Tadeo | Mar 25, 2011

Honda Brio - Bangkok Motor Show

Bangkok, Thailand--The Brio, Honda's entry to Thailand's eco-car program and that sports what seems to be the most-hated design in the Philippines at the moment, will come in three variants and two different trims.

The base S variant and the mid-level V variant will get a five-speed manual transmission while the range-topping V variant will get a continuously-variable transmission.

While earlier reports said the Brio only included information on the Euro 4-compliant 1.2-liter, inline-four i-VTEC engine that puts out 90hp and can run up to 20 kilometers on a one liter of fuel, Honda has announced that the powerplant delivers 110Nm of torque and is E20-compatible.

According to Honda, the Brio will reinforce the Japanese carmaker's position in the passenger car market and "set a new standard for eco-cars in terms of design, packaging, cabin comfort, safety and fuel-efficiency."

"Even before making its world debut here, the Brio has generated so much excitement among many of our customers who wanted to know the uniqueness of this eco-car from Honda," said Atsushi Fujimoto, president of Honda Automobile (Thailand). "We believe this new initiative will meet the driving and lifestyle needs of those who are looking for a stylish, compact but spacious and fuel-efficient car that carries a brand that they can trust for its advanced and safety technologies."

Those who've criticized the Brio for its Fresh Lime Metallic color may find the car in Alabaster Silver Metallic, Cerulean Blue Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl or Taffeta White more appealing.

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