Top Gear Philippines Philippine Car News - Honda to create micro-MPV based on the Brio

Honda recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the construction of its new automobile production plant in Karawang Industrial Park in Jakarta, Indonesia.

According to Honda, the plant has an annual production capacity of 120,000 units and will begin churning out the Brio microcar in 2014 "to continue meeting demands in the rapidly growing automobile market in Indonesia." What piques our interest, however, is the announcement that, other than the Brio, it'll also produce a new MPV that's based on the Brio.

We were able to get behind the wheel of a Brio on a recent trip to Bangkok, and while its driving dynamics are commendable, its cabin is a snug fit for four average-sized adults, so we can only imagine what an MPV based on it would look like.

On another note, do you think Honda Cars Philippines should bring in the Brio--or even the Brio-based MPV--as its entry in the burgeoning microcar hatchback segment (provided the Japanese carmaker decides to make a left-hand drive version of it)?

The Honda Brio made its global debut at the 2010 Thailand International Motor Expo.

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