Both the Honda Brio and Brio Sedan get a remade front-end that comprises of a bold dual slat black plastic (chrome plated for Brio sedan) grille with an upright Honda logo, a larger radiator inlet, and faux intakes that house the round foglamps. While the side profile is identical to the outgoing model, changes at the rear are limited to updated taillight graphics.
The interior of both models feature a new dashboard design from the sourced from the Honda BR-V, and is accentuated with faux silver as well as a mix of matte plastic and piano black trim materials that add a premium feel to Honda’s entry level products.
The facelifted model introduces bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, which was previously unavailable. Also standard in both models are safety/security features such as ABS+EBD, dual front airbags, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters, central locking and an engine immobiliser.
The Brio and Brio Sedan continue to be powered by a 1.2L i-VTEC four cylinder engine that outputs 90 PS and 109 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard, while a 5-speed automatic is available in the top-end Comfort grade.
The South African spec 2016 Honda Brio series doesn’t get the EarthDreams CVT unit featured in the India-spec Honda Amaze.