First batch of export includes 390 cars, to go on sale in South Africa in December.
The Brio automatic gets a first-in-class 5-speed gearbox specifically tuned for the 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine.
Honda's nimble hatch with added convenience of an automatic transmission will go on sale this month.
Honda's diesel engine will make its debut in India with a new sedan based on Brio, followed with a Brio based mini-MPV.
The first spy pics of the Brio AT have been snagged in Chennai; expected to launch by mid-October 2012.
The Brio Automatic is slated to grace the Indian market by mid-October; details revealed.
Honda India might consider bringing in an automatic version once the Brio diesel is launched.