Honda’s new entry-level hatchback for the masses is now available in the Philippines. Like any Honda in the market today, it sports a premium feel with its quality so pronounced for the long-term. With 14-inch alloy wheels, it feels nicely balanced on the road with some bias of sportiness just like its bigger brother – the Jazz. It is well-packaged too with dual airbags, antilock brakes, keyless entry system, steering-wheel audio controls, and multi-reflector headlamps. Living with the Brio makes all the difference in versatility; the flat-folding rear seats allow drivers to stow large-sized cargo with some few clicks.
Powering this baby Honda is a modern 1.3L i-VTEC engine is either mated to a five-speed automatic or a five-speed manual. It produces a class-leading 99 horsepower and 127 Nm of torque to give it the muscle to outrun its rivals. The bigger engine doesn’t mean its not eco-conscious at all because it sports an eco-driving indicator making it easy for new drivers to learn how to save on fuel. With the Brio, you can now drive the streets in a Honda.