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Honda: New Brio City Car Prototype Revealed in Thailand

The Thailand International Motors Show doesn't get a lot media coverage, but this year Honda has pulled the sheets off its new small-car prototype at the show. The car is called the Brio, and is slated to hit the market in India and Thailand in 2011. Honda states that this is according to the company's plan to develop unique models for various markets, noting that the Thai version will be more efficient than its Indian counterpart.

We still have no details about what engine will be supplying the power for the Brio, but early reports lean heavily toward Honda's 1.2-liter four-cylinder mill. Honda is hoping that the Brio will help the automaker tap into the growing consumer interest in economical small cars in Asia. Honda also says that the Thai version will carry an MSRP of $13,200, and it can expect to square off against offerings from Suzuki, Hyundai, and Kia.

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