the original hatchback and the Brio Amaze sedan that appeared late last year in Bangkok.
The Brio MPV was developed for the Asian market by Honda R&D Asia
Pacific Co Ltd in Thailand and PT Honda R&D Indonesia. This model
will mark Honda’s entry into Indonesia’s entry level MPV (low MPV)
arena, which is the country’s biggest auto segment. Rivals that are
waiting include the Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia twins, Suzuki Ertiga and the Chevrolet Spin, among others.
The MPV will be the first product of Honda’s new RM1.05 billion
second plant in Karawang Industrial Park, scheduled to begin operation
in early 2014. It will come with seven seats in a three-row
configuration, the segment norm.
The Brio hatchback uses a 1.3 litre engine in Indonesia, but the MPV will be powered by a 1.5L unit, likely to be the same one in the City and Jazz. This unit “provides both sporty performance and good fuel efficiency.”
Thanks to: Paultan