At the 2016 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) on April 7, Honda announced that it has made minor changes to its most basic model, the Brio. It also made the world premiere of the RS sports version.
Changes made to the face of the Brio include new designs for the front bumper and front grille that boost its sense of presence. There are also changes to the design of the rear hatch and tail lamps. The RS’s wheels are newly designed 15-inch wheels. Standard features include sporty touches like side skirts, LED projector headlamps, and electric door mirrors. The RS emblem stands out even more boldly on the sides of the hatch.
The seats are black with orange stitching and the dashboard has a 6.2-inch display for the audio system. There is a control switch for the audio on the steering wheel’s spoke. The air-conditioner and other features all have digital displays that are easy to see and easy to use.
The engine is the same 1.2L i-VTEC but it has 90ps and 110Nm, a power boost from the existing model’s 88ps and 109Nm. Drivers can choose between CVT and 5-speed manual transmission. The base grade Satya series also qualifies for Indonesia’s Low Cost Green Initiative (LCGC) category. The price for the Satya S is 129,600,000 rupiah (about 1,070,000 yen). The RS CVT model is 174,700,000 rupiah (about 1,450,000 yen).
(Translated by Greg Scott)