Honda Brio updated for 2016

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Honda has given its Brio a stylistic makeover in an effort to improve its hatchback and sedan offerings' kerb appeal and offer more value to customers. Let’s see what’s changed…

The Honda Brio competes in a competitive arena where budget-conscious buyers are looking for "more car for less money" and with a host of strong competitors in this segment (Ford Figo, VW Polo Vivo, Hyundai i10, to name only a few), staying fresh and relevant is all important in the sales race.

To this end, Honda has updated its Brio model with minor exterior changes as well as a refreshed interior.

What’s changed?

Starting up front, the Brio hatchback and sedan now feature redesigned bumpers and grilles accompanied with new headlights. At the rear, the taillight clusters have been redesigned too, but that’s the extent of the cosmetic update...

The biggest change has occurred on the inside where the Brio has an all-new, sleeker-looking dashboard replete with integrated air vents and redesigned ventilation controls. All models now feature Bluetooth connectivity as standard, allowing for hands-free telephony and audio streaming.

The engine lineup remains unchanged and all Brio models are powered by a 1.2-litre engine with 65 kW and 109 Nm of torque. Buyers have the choice of a 5-speed manual transmission while a 5-speed automatic transmission is offered as an option on Comfort models.

In terms of safety, Brio models are equipped with ABS and EBD as well as dual front airbags.

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Honda Brio Price in South Africa

Brio Hatch 1.2 Trend - R144 300

Brio Hatch 1.2 Comfort - R158 300

Brio Hatch 1.2 Comfort Auto - R171 300

Brio Sedan 1.2 Trend - R157 400

Brio Sedan 1.2 Comfort - R168 600

Brio Sedan 1.2 Comfort Auto - R181 600

Pricing includes a 5-year / 200 000 km warranty, a 2-year / 30 000 km service plan and 3-years AA Roadside Assistance.

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