Honda is expected to introduce a new top-end VX trim-level for the Brio. As a hatch, the Brio makes a strong case for itself as a decent overall package, but has a few glaring omissions in its features list. The new variant will address these issues and include additional equipment like a rear de-fogger and driver seat height adjustment. A rear wiper however, will not be seen, as the Brio’s glass hatch lacks the provision to accommodate it.
Honda currently averages a modest 2,000 units for the Brio every month and the introduction of a new variant should only make things better for the manufacturer.
While we have been eagerly awaiting a diesel-powered Brio, the launch has been shelved for the moment as Honda is not able to price it competitively. The carmaker will test the waters with the new 1.5-litre diesel motor in the Amaze saloon. If the Amaze saloon strikes a chord with Indian buyers and sells in massive numbers, it would lead to much better economies of scale, which could, in turn, result in a lower unit price for the new diesel engine. This would make the diesel Brio more affordable and feasible for market introduction.