The 2019 Honda Brio was scheduled to come next year. The Honda Small RS concept was unveiled at the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) 2018. The next generation Honda Brio was thought to be based on this car. Now during the conversation with Honda on the sidelines of the CRV launch this month, we have learned that the Brio will not be coming to India. Honda will bring the Civic and then focus on the HRV and new City. The Brio will not come along with the Amaze in India. There will be another small hatchback that will come later.
2019 Honda Brio Price in India
|Minimum||₹ 5.6 lakhs|
|Maximum||₹ 7.6 lakhs|
The 2019 Honda Brio would have been priced similar to the existing one. This means it would be priced between ₹5.6 lakhs and ₹7.6 lakhs (on-road). The car would look different. It would also get new interiors and much more space than before.
2019 Honda Brio Launch Date
|2019 Honda Brio||Launch cancelled|
The 2019 Brio was expected to be launched by late 2019. Honda in India is recognized for its dominance in the sedan segment. The Honda City has been the best selling sedan for a long time now. Recently, the company also became a forerunner in the compact SUV space, with the WR-V. However, when it comes to hatchbacks, the Japanese maker is yet to break ice. The company will not be launching the 2019 Honda Brio. The Brio has been off the market for a while now.
Honda had earlier announced of launching six new products in the next three years. There are upgrades planned too for the existing vehicles in the portfolio. The new Amaze has already been launched this year. The 2019 Honda Brio will not be a part of this plan. As of now the company is focusing on the new Amaze and CRV, which has some fierce competition to fight.
2019 Honda Brio Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre Petrol||1.2-litre Diesel|
|Transmission||5-speed M/CVT||5-speed M|
The same 1.2 litre, four cylinder, SOHC engine will power the 2019 Honda Brio. This engine produces 87bhp of power at 6000rpm and 109Nm to torque at 4500 rpm. The engine will be tweaked for better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Honda may also think of introducing a hybrid or an electric model at a later stage. This engine will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission. There will also be an option of a CVT, like the existing model. The transmissions will be a carry over of the existing ones in the 2018 model.
There could be a new 1.2-litre diesel engine. Though we are not sure about it yet. This one should be derived from the new 1.6-litre i-DTEC that will be locally made. This should be a three-cylinder engine that will churn about 80bhp of power. Now, it is a bit too early to come to any conclusion. We believe if there is a diesel engine on the new Brio, it will be this engine itself. Else, there might not be a diesel engine. Also, the 1.1-litre could be there as we were the first to state that back in 2016.
2019 Honda Brio Mileage
|1.2 Petrol Manual||12 km/l||17 km/l|
|1.2 Petrol CVT||10 km/l||16 km/l|
The 2018 Honda Brio will continue with the same engine, which will return about 12km/l in the city and about 17km/l on the highway. This hatchback’s CVT version will get an efficiency of 10km/l in the city and 16km/l on the highway. These will be in real driving conditions and would depend upon one’s driving habits.
2019 Honda Brio Design
The design and styling of the 2019 Honda Brio will be very different. It will look much more premium now. The 2019 Honda Brio will be built on a new platform. The new platform will make car spacious. This platform will be more rigid and will offer better safety. The Brio will be quite different in styling and will also have slightly larger proportions. It will be sharp looking and will have a less rounded look. The car has a more athletic look and a less small car feel about it.
Though the front grille is similar to the Amaze, the treatment on the side is similar to the current Brio. Honda might want to retain some design cues of the Brio. The headlamps are sleeker and the bumpers are bolder. The fog lamps will be mounted on the bumper. The ORVMs will have integrated turn indicators on them. The side will have a prominent shoulder line. The rear portion will be of a different design as well. The all-glass hatch will make way for a conventional boot lid. The tail maps will also be new LED ones and will look much more premium than before. The alloy wheels will be of a new design, most likely of 15-inch. The lower variants will get new wheel covers.
2019 Honda Brio Interior
The 2019 Honda Brio will get modern interiors. This will be a sea change from the existing one. The dashboard will be more functional was well. It will be similar to the one seen on the new Amaze. The instrument panel will be new, with an enhanced driver information system. The center console will have an audio system with Bluetooth and aux-in and USB ports. The high end variant will have a touchscreen which will include navigation and also a reverse camera. The 2019 Honda Brio will get a new steering wheel, similar to the Amaze. It will have audio and Bluetooth controls on it.
The seats will not have integrated head restraints. They will anyhow remain slim in architecture. The cushioning and bolstering will be new. The seat fabrics will also be of better quality. The Brio has had good interior space and this will continue to be its USP. The 2019 Honda Brio may however have a bigger boot than the existing model. That is good news for customers as that was the only chink in the armour for the Brio.
The new Brio will meet the new crash test norms and hence is expected to be stronger in build than the existing model. The Brio will excel will be the quality of the interiors. The 2019 Honda Brio will have dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature.
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2019 Honda Brio Features
The 2019 Honda Brio will get more features. There will be a touchscreen audio with navigation and reverse camera on the high end versions. It will have steering mounted controls and a more advanced driver information system. A push button will also be offered on the top version. A CVT will be offered on higher variants.
2019 Honda Brio Safety
Dual airbags and ABS will be standard, across all variants. There may be a six airbags version too.The company will be making them in India and exporting to Japan. Hence, this variant will be manufactured in India and exported to several markets including developed countries. We may see it be sold in India as well.