Honda has launched a new variant of the Brio RS in Indonesia called the Urbanite Edition, already adding several cosmetic touches to the sporty-looking mini hatchback. This latest model is actually an update of last year’s car and gives it an even more exterior look.
The changes are varied, to say the least, and include a huge tailgate-mounted wing and black-out version of the RS ’15-inch turbine-style alloy wheels. There are also two new colors for 2022, Taffeta White and Crystal Black Pearl, which combine with existing Phoenix Orange and Carnival Yellow.
Above this addition is a bodykit that comes in the original Urbanite version. It includes a jute front spoiler, side skirt and a huge rear diffuser (of course fake) with eye-catching vertical twin tailpipe. The car also has a two-tone paint scheme with bodykits, wing mirrors, door handles, roof and a black finish on the rear wing mentioned above.
The rest of the car comes with an RS-badged black grille, wing mirror indicator, orange and faux carbon fiber interior trim, black fabric upholstery with orange stitching, adjustable front headrest, and a 6.2-inch touchscreen head unit. And Twitter at the front. Halogen headlights, front fog lights, keyless entry, push-button start, Bluetooth connectivity, dual airbags and ABS are standard in each Brio.
Power comes from the typical 1.2-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, which sends 90 PS and 110 Nm of torque to the front wheels via a five-speed manual or CVT. Priced at Rs 225.9 million (RM68,100) and Rs 235.9 million (RM71,100), respectively, an increase of Rs 16.9 million (RM5,100) and Rs 9.8 million (RM3,000) over the regular RS model.
Gallery: Honda Brio RS at GIIAS 2018