Honda Small RS Looks Like a Civic Type R That Was Shot With a Shrink Ray

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Honda Small RS concept was presented at the Indonesian International Motor Show this week, and while it won’t be coming to North America, we couldn’t resist sharing this tiny little hot hatch with AutoGuide readers.

The Small RS previews the new Honda Brio – an extra-tiny, inexpensive Honda city car that is sold in markets such as Indonesia India, Thailand and the Philippines. With a gloss black painted lip kit, a rear wing, sporty black wheels and a vented hood, the Small RS is essentially what a Civic Type R would look like if you shot it with a shrink ray.

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Honda didn’t provide details on concept car’s engine or transmission, but the current Brio is offered with 1.2-liter and 1.3-liter four-cylinder engines, which can be paired with a 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic, or a CVT. It’s so far not clear what powertrain options the production Brio will get either.

The Japanese automaker says the Small RS is its vision for what a small sporty car should be. We’re a bit disappointed we’ll never get a product like this here in North America, but happy Honda built such an aggressively cute little show car.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Gusforastiere Gusforastiere on Apr 21, 2018

    Look at the fourth photo... it doesn't look good, and it doesn't look like a Type-R at all.

  • Eric To Eric To on Aug 13, 2018

    Front side air dams way too big for this small looking car. The transition of the bumper to the headlight look so clunky and ugly... Wheels are way too big and out of proportion with the rest of the car. Who the hell designed this shit looking car again?