2024 Honda Brio: A Sporty, Stylish, and Sophisticated Hatchback – The Honda Brio is one of the most popular subcompact hatchbacks in the market, offering a combination of sportiness, style, and sophistication. The 2024 model of the Brio has received a significant update, featuring several design and performance enhancements that make it stand out from the crowd. This blog article will thoroughly examine the 2024 Honda Brio’s new features, including its pricing, debut date, powertrain, and exterior and interior designs.
What’s New for 2024
The 2024 Honda Brio has undergone a significant facelift, giving it a more refined and mature look while retaining its youthful and dynamic appeal. The new model has a more substantial dimension than its predecessor, with a longer wheelbase and a wider body. This translates to more cabin and cargo space, making the Brio more comfortable and practical for everyday use.
The new Brio also boasts a fuel-efficient 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine that delivers 90 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a continuously variable gearbox (CVT) or a five-speed manual transmission, depending on the version. The Brio offers a smooth and responsive driving experience, with a low center of gravity and an electric power steering system that enhances handling and stability.
One of the most notable features of the new Brio is its sophisticated full LED headlamp with LED daytime running lights (DRL), which gives it a sporty and modern look. The headlamp also provides better visibility and safety at night. The new Brio also has innovative entry and one-push ignition systems for convenience and security.
The new Brio is available in four variants: S, E, RS M/T, and RS CVT. Each variant has distinctive features and accessories catering to different preferences and needs. The new Brio also offers a variety of color options, including Electric Lime Metallic, which is exclusive to the RS variant.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The exterior design of the new Brio is inspired by Honda’s “Solid Wing Face” concept, which emphasizes the horizontal lines and the wide grille that connects the headlamps. The new Brio has a sleek and aerodynamic profile, with sharp creases and curves that give it a dynamic and aggressive look. The new Brio has a distinctive rear design, with smoked rear combination lamps and a tailgate spoiler with an LED high-mount stop lamp.
The interior design of the new Brio is based on Honda’s “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” philosophy, which maximizes space and comfort for the occupants while minimizing the space occupied by the mechanical components. The new Brio has a spacious cabin that can accommodate five passengers comfortably, with ample headroom, legroom, and shoulder room. The new Brio also has a large cargo area that can fit up to 258 liters of luggage.
The new Brio has a black interior with orange stitch accents for the RS variant or a black and gray interior with a new fabric seat pattern for the S and E variants. The new Brio also has a sporty dashboard panel pattern with red and gray lining for the RS variant or silver lining for the S and E variants. The new Brio also features a tilt steering wheel, an auto up/down window with an anti-pinch function, an adjustable headrest for the first row (RS variant only), and an adjustable headrest for the second row.
The new Brio has various entertainment and connectivity features that make every ride more enjoyable and convenient. The new Brio has a 7-inch advanced capacitive touchscreen display audio system with a USB port, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth hands-free telephone (HFT), screen mirroring, smartphone connection (RS variant only), tweeter speakers (RS variant only), audio steering switch with illumination (E and RS variants only), shifter illumination (E CVT and RS CVT variants only), digital air conditioning system (S variant only), automatic air conditioning system (E CVT variant only), or climate control system (RS CVT variant only).
A 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine that generates 110 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm and 90 horsepower at 6,000 rpm powers the new Brio. The engine’s design features include high performance, low fuel consumption, minimal emissions, and low noise levels. The engine also features Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, which optimizes fuel efficiency by adjusting valve timing according to driving conditions.
The new Brio offers two transmission options: five-speed manual or continuous variable (CVT). The manual transmission provides a direct and engaging driving feel, while the CVT offers smooth and seamless acceleration. Additionally, the CVT offers a sport mode that enables manual gearshifting with paddle shifters by the driver (only available on the RS CVT type).
The new Brio has a low center of gravity and a lightweight body that enhances its handling and stability. The new Brio also has an electric power steering system that adjusts the steering effort according to the vehicle speed and steering angle. The new Brio also has an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) that prevents wheel lock-up and ensures optimal braking force distribution. The new Brio also has a parking sensor that assists the driver in parking maneuvers.
Release Date and Price
The new Brio is expected to be launched in Indonesia in early 2024, following its debut in the Philippines in July 2023. The new Brio is expected to have a competitive price range, from Rp165.900.000 for the S M/T variant up to Rp246.900.000 for the RS CVT variant. The new Brio is expected to compete with other subcompact hatchbacks, such as the Toyota Wigo, the Suzuki Swift, and the Suzuki S-Presso.
The new Brio is a sporty, stylish, sophisticated hatchback offering much value for money. The new Brio is ideal for young urban drivers looking for a fun and practical car that can handle various driving situations. The new Brio is also suitable for families needing a spacious, comfortable car to accommodate their daily needs.
Let’s say you’re considering the new Brio. If so, you can learn more about its features, specs, and availability by visiting Honda Indonesia’s official website or your local Honda dealer. To experience the new Brio, you can also schedule an in-person or online test drive.