The Honda Brio is simply - amazing!

BY GRAEME LUND - JUNE 7, 2017
The Honda Brio is simply - amazing!

The Honda Brio Amaze is the sedan version of the entry level Honda Brio hatchback.  There is plenty of competition in this segment but the Amaze offers a number of advantages over its competitors.

Firstly, the Brio is one of the most economical cars on the road.  Honda reports a fuel-index figure of 7,32 litres/100 km and a tank capacity of 35 litres giving the Brio an estimated tank range of 478 km. There are better performers on paper but in reality the Brio is the car most favoured by owners of Uber taxis because of its proven low consumption.

Both the Brio sedan and hatchback use a 1,2-litre, four-cylinder, i-VTEC petrol engine with an output of 65 kW at 6 000 r/min.  As one would expect from an entry level vehicle, this is modest but power delivery steady.  

Secondly, rear legroom, is ample and there’s an airy feel to the cabin.  This is another important consideration for the Uber industry.  The boot may not be the biggest in the sector but, with a luggage capacity of 360 dm3, there is plenty of room for a family of four to store their luggage for a weekend away.

Thirdly, the service intervals are every 15 000km.  This may not be top of the class but it is well above some of the more popular brands and, in the long run, saves the owner significantly on running costs.

The Amaze is fitted with all the modern features that one would expect (and more) from a vehicle in this price range.  The audio suite comprises of a radio with USB and auxiliary functionality as well as Bluetooth connectivity. Managing you audio can also be achieved through the steering-wheel controls. Other standard features include electric windows all round, air-conditioning and height adjustment for the driver’s seat.

To ensure that occupants are as safe as possible, Honda has equipped the Brio with central locking, driver and passenger airbags and ABS with EBD.

If you would like to test drive a Honda Brio hatchback or sedan call Andrew at Honda Auto PE on 041 816 0800 or visit him the Honda dealership situated on William Moffat Expressway.