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1st shipment of all-new Honda Brio is making its way to PH

The second-gen mini hatchback will be launched on April 23

The Philippines will be the first market outside Indonesia to receive the second-generation Brio. PHOTO FROM HONDA

In October, PT Honda Prospect Motor of Indonesia, which manufacturers the second-generation Brio mini hatchback, announced that it was going to export the car to Southeast Asian countries starting this year. At the time, the news release stated that the first market to get the model outside of Indonesia was Vietnam.

But it turns out the first export batch has been earmarked for the Philippines, according to a news article published on Honda Indonesia’s website. The story is in Bahasa, but Google effortlessly translates it into English:

PT Honda Prospect Motor began shipping the all-new Honda Brio for the export market, from the port of Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, on April 10, 2019. On this first shipment, the all-new Brio from Indonesia will be exported to the Philippines.

Who knows? One of these Brio units could be yours. PHOTOS FROM HONDA

For your information, the all-new Brio will be officially launched in our market on April 23 at Grand Hyatt Manila, so the timeline is consistent.

We can’t wait for this baby to arrive on our shores. We were fans of the original model, and there’s no reason to believe we won’t be just as impressed with its successor.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.