Honda debuted its Brio hatchback in India by 2011 with only one petrol engine. The design of this model has been either loved or hated by hatchback buyers in the Indian market.
The Japanese automobile manufacturer developed the Brio for India, Thailand and Indonesian markets. They will be introducing a facelifted version of the hatchback at 2015 Indonesia Motor Show.
They will, however, be introducing an all-new Brio hatchback in 2017 for Indian markets. Honda will be overhauling the main body structure of 2017 Brio, which will be manufactured locally.
Honda engineers will also be exploring options to provide their 2017 Brio with a diesel engine unit. There are talks of a 1.1-litre, three cylinder diesel engine from Honda.
There is also a huge possibility that Honda could entirely give up the Brio name in 2017. Honda will develop a hatchback, which will be slotted below its Jazz based on the Brio with an all-new name.
Currently Honda's Brio is not doing all that well in Indian market and sales are on a constant decline. The segment is dominated by Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki with their Grand i10 and Swift models.