Honda Philippines has officially launched the 2019 iteration of their subcompact, the Brio. The new model follows the design language that the Japanese car manufacturer has set for their other models, namely the Jazz, Mobilio, BR-V and City, thanks to its aggressive swept-back headlights and grill and new metal tailgate.
The interior is all grown-up, and if you’ve seen (or own) the new Jazz, you’ll probably get a feeling of Deja vu. There’s more room inside as well, which should translate to more pleasant trips outside the city when you’re hauling your family with you.
Powering this Jazz mini-me is a 1.2-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine, producing 89hp and 110Nm of torque. Power numbers are down from last year’s variant, though the new model does use a CVT compared to last year’s 5-speed automatic transmission. For people who want stick, Honda is also offering a manual version of the Brio.
There are four versions of the new, grown-up subcompact: the most affordable one is the 2019 Honda Brio MT, which goes for Php 585,000, the 2019 Honda Brio CVT goes for Php 646,000, the 2019 Honda Brio RS CVT goes for Php 727,000 and the top of the line 2019 Honda Brio RS Black Top CVT goes for Php 732,000.
Available colors include Carnival Yellow, Taffeta White, Modern Steel Metallic, Rallye Red, and the RS-exclusive Phoenix Orange Pearl.