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Honda Brio
  • Year: 2016
  • Make: Honda
  • Model: Brio
  • Transmission: 5 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 87 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM: 109 @ 4500
  • Displacement: 1.2 L (Est.)
  • car segment: compact cars
  • body style: hatchback

The facelift Honda Brio sports an aggressive fascia

In India Japanese automakers share a large volume of the market pie. The Honda is certainly one of the most popular Japanese automaker in the country, which boasts several popular and successful models in its stable.

The compact hatchback segment being the most popular segment in the country, all the automakers try to capture a fare share of the segment. Honda being one of the major players in India’s automobile market couldn’t ignore the segment. The company launched the Brio compact hatchback few years ago, which became immensely popular due to its stylish compact design, practicality and peppy performance.

Now the Japanese automaker is working on an all new Brio, which would be launched sometime in 2018. The new Brio will surely come featuring an updated design at the exterior and inside the cabin as well. As the Honda Amaze and the Brio shares the same platform, it can be said, that the new Brio would come featuring the similar fascia, which the newly launched facelift Amaze sports.

The Japanese automaker is working on the new Brio, which is codenamed as 2UA. This car will be manufactured in the automaker’s Indian plant, and it will be exported to Japan as well. Therefore the 2018 Honda Brio will become the second made in India car to be exported after the Maruti-Suzuki Baleno. Moreover, Honda hasn’t exported any car to Japan yet.

Update 04.10.2016:- Honda launched the facelift Brio in the Indian market today. The prices of the new Brio has been updated in this article

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The facelift Honda Brio sports an aggressive fascia

In India Japanese automakers share a large volume of the market pie. The Honda is certainly one of the most popular Japanese automaker in the country, which boasts several popular and successful models in its stable.

The compact hatchback segment being the most popular segment in the country, all the automakers try to capture a fare share of the segment. Honda being one of the major players in India’s automobile market couldn’t ignore the segment. The company launched the Brio compact hatchback few years ago, which became immensely popular due to its stylish compact design, practicality and peppy performance.

Now the Japanese automaker is working on an all new Brio, which would be launched sometime in 2018. The new Brio will surely come featuring an updated design at the exterior and inside the cabin as well. As the Honda Amaze and the Brio shares the same platform, it can be said, that the new Brio would come featuring the similar fascia, which the newly launched facelift Amaze sports.

The Japanese automaker is working on the new Brio, which is codenamed as 2UA. This car will be manufactured in the automaker’s Indian plant, and it will be exported to Japan as well. Therefore the 2018 Honda Brio will become the second made in India car to be exported after the Maruti-Suzuki Baleno. Moreover, Honda hasn’t exported any car to Japan yet.

Update 04.10.2016:- Honda launched the facelift Brio in the Indian market today. The prices of the new Brio has been updated in this article

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October 4, 2016 10:27
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Honda Brio Facelift Launched In India Prices Starts At INR 4.69 lakhs

Honda Brio Facelift Launched In India Prices Starts At INR 4.69 lakhs

The new Brio gets cosmetic updates but the same drivetrain under its hood

Honda has launched the new Brio facelift in India today, the prices for the hatchback starts at INR. 4.69 Lakhs (ex showroom, Delhi). The facelift hatchback first made its appearance at the 2016 Indonesian Auto show.

Changes to the Brio facelift are mostly cosmetic; the 2016 new Honda hatchback gets an updated front face. The completely new radiator grille gets high gloss black and chrome finish to it. The newly designed grille up front also houses the Honda logo as well. The rest of the Brio facelift gets a redesigned front bumper and also bigger faux intakes. The side profile however remains the same though. The rear profile although gets a redesigned taillamp and bumper which goes well with the overall changes.

Inside things look completely new as well however the changes that you will notice here is similar to the ones that you already find in the facelift Amaze compact sedan. The Brio facelift gets a completely new dashboard layout, the new dashboard now features rectangular shaped AC vents apart from the redesigned instrument panel. The Brio facelift also gets 2 Din audio systems as well which gets integrated with USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth connectivity. Honda will also offer a Black and Beige interior too on some of the top trims.

Coming to the drivetrains the Brio facelift continues with the same 1.2-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC engine which is capable of producing about 88 PS of peak power and 109 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission while there is also a 5 speed automatic transmission too on offer. Honda claims a fuel efficiency of 18.5 km/ l and 16.5 km/l for the AT respectively.

October 4, 2016 07:45
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Honda To Launch Brio Facelift In October Before The Festive Season

Honda To Launch Brio Facelift In October Before The Festive Season

The Brio facelift will get the same change seen on the Amaze facelift sedan

Honda will be launching the new facelift Brio in India on first half of October 2016. Now don’t get too excited because the facelift Brio has only received few cosmetic updates which we have seen on the Amaze facelift compact sedan already.

Nonetheless the Brio will receive its first proper update after a long time. Talking about change the facelift hatchback gets a new front face which comes with bigger air intakes, a completely new slightly bigger grille finished in Black. The headlamp too gets a revamped touch to it. The front grille which too has been redesigned sports the Honda logo positioned on top of it. Towards the side profile the hatchback gets new set of alloy wheels while towards the rear the hatch gets a redesigned taillamps as well.

The cabin inside the hatch gets a completely new dashboard which is identical to the Amaze facelift sedan. The interiors are finished in Silver and chrome. The instrument cluster too has been redesigned and it now also gets a digital screen as well. For the entertainment of the passenger the Brio facelift will most probably continue with the existing system which has integrated Aux and USB connectivity.

Under the hood there won’t be any changes either the Brio facelift retains the same powertrain. It gets the same 1.2 liter SOHC petrol engine but the engine has been retuned to produce more power and torque. The same petrol unit now produce about 89 Bhp of peak power and 110 Nm of torque (the pre-facelift variant produced about 87 Bhp and 109 Nm of torque). The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission.

As far as the pricing is concerned expect it the new facelift Brio to be priced slightly more than the existing variant.

September 27, 2016 09:45
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An Overview Of The Honda Brio Facelift Launching Soon In India

An Overview Of The Honda Brio Facelift Launching Soon In India

The Updates are limited to cosmetic only

Honda will soon be launching the facelift variant of the Brio hatchback in India and this will be a first proper update for this particular hatchback since its introduction in 2011. In comparison to other cars this particular hatchback was not able to impress the crowd as much as Honda’s any other products and most people blamed about its cramped and boring interiors.

The facelift variant which will be launched recently of the Brio hatchback has received few cosmetic updates on both its exterior as well interior. The Brio facelift’s exterior gets some cosmetic updates which come in the form of completely new front profile. The front profile gets a sportier looking bumper while the redesigned headlamp and the front grille have taken their inspiration from the new Amaze sedan. The lower front area also gets a bigger air intake while the faux intakes also house round fog lamps as well. The cosmetic updates however are limited towards the front profile but there are absolutely no other change made to the side or the rear profile.

Just like the exterior the interior too gets few updates of its own. The updated car gets a completely new dashboard. Apart from the dashboard the facelift hatchback also gets a new steering wheel and a 2 din infotainment system. The instrument cluster too is comparatively bigger than the last unit.

September 7, 2016 04:50
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Check this Honda Brio crossing a river in Simlipal National Park

Check this Honda Brio crossing a river in Simlipal National Park

Honda Brio is a pretty popular hatchback in India and it is expected to get a facelift soon

When it comes to off-roading, small hatchbacks are definitely not a good choice, but at times the small hatchbacks can do a little bit of off-roading at ease. Such is the case here with a Honda Brio.

The small compact hatchback from the Honda is a pretty popular model in India. The car was first launched in 2011, and since then the car has received couple of facelifts. Dimensionally, the car sports a length of 3610 mm and width of 1680 mm, which enables the car to take turn in very short space, 4.5 metre precisely. 165 mm of ground clearance enables the Honda Brio to tackle the potholes and little bit of rough roads without much of hassle.

Power source for the car is a 1.2 litre SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine which is a paired with a 5 speed manual gearbox and there is a 5 speed automatic gearbox equipped version available as well. The Outgoing Honda Brio churns out 65 kw of peak power at 6000 rpm and 109 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. The 1198 cc engine delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.4 kmpl in the manual variant, while the automatic variant produces 16.5 kmpl.

June 1er, 2016 01:43
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Honda Brio Facelift Production Begin In India

Honda Brio Facelift Production Begin In India

The new Brio facelift gets some significant changes to its exterior as well as interior

There is some good news for the Honda Brio fans out there; the Japanese auto maker has already started the production of their facelift hatchback Brio. What is even more fascinating is the fact that their first batch of cars has already been transported to South Africa where the car was already launched this week. Apart from the South African market the facelift Brio was also launched in the markets of Indonesia.

If we talk about changes the facelift Brio received all those changes which were seen in the recently launched facelift Amaze. The changes to the facelift Brio includes a redesigned front fascia, the front profile now looks more pronounced with the new thick chrome grille and a redesigned slightly thicker lower front bumper which gets bigger air vents and also houses the fog lamps as well. Talk about the interior and the Brio hatchback also gets the same dashboard which is also seen on the new Amaze facelift. The interior of the new hatchback looks more premium, it even gets newly designed AC vents and a glossy black centre console and even a completely new music system as well. Apart from all that the new dashboard also houses a completely new instrument console as well.

The facelift Honda Brio will be Powered by 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine which will be capable of producing about 88 Bhp of peak power 115 Nm of torque, the engine is paired to 5 speed manual transmission.

May 28, 2016 15:00
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Made in India Honda Brio and Amaze facelift launched in South Africa

Made in India Honda Brio and Amaze facelift launched in South Africa

India is expecting an all new Brio by 2018

Both the Honda Brio compact hatchback and the Amaze compact sedan are pretty popular in India. Recently the Japanese automaker launched the facelift Honda Amaze which looks stylish and aggressive compare to the outgoing model. The Brio is expected to get an all new generation model which would launch in India sometime in 2018.

Meanwhile the Japanese automaker launched the 2016 Brio facelift and the 2016 amaze facelift in South Africa, and both these cars are made in India. Both the cars come featuring a redesigned front fascia and a new dashboard as well. The 2016 Honda Brio launched in South Africa is priced between ZAR 144300 to ZAR 171300, while the Amaze sedan which is known in South Africa as Honda Brio sedan is priced between ZAR 157400 to ZAR 181600.

The new Brio and amaze facelift sports an aggressive front grille, which comprises dual slat black plastic grille with a thick shiny chrome bar sporting the Honda logo at the centre. The models also sport larger air intake at lower fascia faux air inlets at both sides and round shaped fog lamps. The side profiles of the models come similar to the outgoing models. The rear profiles of both the car come with redesigned tail lamps. The interior of both the cars have been changed. The Brio and amaze facelift, both the models took the dashboard design cue from the newly launched Honda BR-V. The dashboards sport a mix of faux silver and matte plastic. Talking about new features the cars sport Bluetooth connectivity. On the safety front both the cars come with ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, engine immobilizer, central lock, front seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters.

Both the Brio and Amaze facelifts are powered by a 1.2 litre i-VTEC four cylinder engines mated to 5 speed manual gearboxes which churn out 90 PS of peak power and 109 Nm of peak torque. The top end trims receive 5 speed automatic gearboxes as well.

May 23, 2016 11:00
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5 Solid Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying The New Honda BR-V

5 Solid Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying The New Honda BR-V

The BR-V is a strong contender in its segment

Honda BR-V has definitely set the bars quite high before it even made its entry into the Indian market. We all know by now that it will debut in the Indian market on 5th of May 2016 and will be Honda’s only as well as their very first offering in the most competitive compact SUV segment. The Honda BR-V will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and the recently introduced new updated 2016 Renault Duster.

The compact SUV from the Japanese auto maker surely will be a strong contender its segment and the rumors also states that it will replace the existing Honda Mobilio MPV which is not doing well in the Indian market.

Now that almost all the details about this upcoming Honda SUV are out, we have decided to gather some information and provide you five solid reasons on why you should consider buying the new Honda BR-V.

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April 29, 2016 09:41
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Honda New Generation Brio & Amaze Coming Soon?

Honda New Generation Brio & Amaze Coming Soon?

Expect the new-gen cars to be well equipped than the current models

According to the recent news Honda is actually planning a slew of new car launches for the Indian market within the next few years. They actually have plans to launch the new Brio which is a 7 seater compact SUV in India on 5th May 2016 and besides that they also have plans to introduce the new generation Brio hatchback and the Amaze sedan based on the same platform. The next generation Brio hatchback and Amaze sedan developement is already underway and they have been codenamed 2UA and 2UB internally.

Besides the new generation Brio and Amaze Honda also have plans to introduce the new generation CR-V SUV and the Accord sedan in India Honda who had their plans and goals set for the year 2015-16 with introduction of some new models like Jazz and City and Amaze was not able to make such impact because of the new model launches from Maruti Suzuki India Ltd and Hyundai Motor India Ltd. The poor sales figures of the Honda Mobilio also contributed to these factors as well. While their newly launched Jazz sales figures also dropped after Maruti Suzuki introduced the Baleno premium hatchback.

Thus Honda is planning a comeback by introducing some new models. Expect the new generation Brio and Amaze cars to be lot more equipped than the current generation vehicles because of the increase in the localization levels that they have achieved. The new generation Brio will be exported from India to Japan which will make it the second Japanese car maker after Suzuki to export cars to Japan from India.

April 27, 2016 15:15
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Imminent upcoming Honda cars in India

Imminent upcoming Honda cars in India

Honda India is doing quite well, since they launched the premium hatchback Honda Jazz in July. Their sales have increased and the brand popularity has grown to a new level, which is definitely assuring as well as inspiring for the Japanese auto manufacturer. Inspired by the recent success and sales growth Honda India is all set to expand their car lineup in the country. Within a few months we are expecting to see some new models to gain sitting place in Honda India’s lineup which include compact SUVs, compact sedans, and compact hatchbacks.

Here we tried to bring you a peek into the Honda’s upcoming cars lineup.

October 29, 2015 08:30
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Honda Starts Work On The Next Generation Brio

Honda Starts Work On The Next Generation Brio

Honda has started work on the next generation Brio hatchback.

The current Brio, was introduced in 2011,and is known for powerful engine in a small compact package. The car offers brilliant driving pleasure. One of the major drawbacks that pulled back sales of the hatchback is that it has a very tiny boot, less space for rear passengers and also the absence of a diesel engine.

The next generation of the compact car will continue to be based on the current car but it will get a new rear and new interiors. The interiors will be more spacious than before and it will also get a bigger boot. The glass hatch will go and the car will get a conventional tail gate.

The car is expected to be powered by the same 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol engine producing 86.76 hp and 109 Nm of torque. The Brio is also expected to get a diesel engine for the first time. The unit will be a smaller verison of the 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine that is present in other Honda models. The engines will continue to be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automatic transmission.

Currently, the Brio platform spawns the Brio hatchback, the Amaze sub-4 metre compact sedan and the Mobilio MUV.

The next generation Brio will be revealed sometime in 2017.

August 19, 2015 07:05
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Upcoming Compact SUVs in Indian market priced less than 10 lakh

Upcoming Compact SUVs in Indian market priced less than 10 lakh

One fine October day in 2009, India got its first compact SUV, Premier Rio. The homegrown makers of didn’t know that they started a revolution in Indian market with that car.

Six years passed after that; and Compact SUVs are the most happening thing in Indian automobile market at present. Since Renault Duster and Ford Ecosport made their way into the Indian market and became very much successful, this space has become a battle zone, almost. Be it homegrown, or multinational, every other auto manufacturer is bringing new compact SUVs and trying to impress the customers, with various styles and features. And above all, the most important issue for all of this is the price tag, as Indian market is very much price sensitive, the makers are trying to impress the buyers with some aggressive price tag lower than 10 lakh tab.

This has become a known scenario for last few years, which is simply growing with every passing day. This year only, we are about to witness quite a hand full of new compact SUV launch in India, along with the existing ones come with new looks and features. Today, we would like to bring our readers a list of new compact SUV’s under 10 lakh tag, which are about to make footstep in India soon, may be this year or next year.

July 15, 2015 10:01
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Honda Faces Airbag Issues Recalls 2338 Cars

Honda Faces Airbag Issues Recalls 2338 Cars

Car recalls are not new in the International market but Indians too are getting used to this now. Recently Honda Car India Ltd (HCIL) has actually recalled 2388 cars in India to replace the faulty driver side airbag inflator.

Honda has actually recalled about 1040 units of Honda Brio hatch, 1235 units of Honda Amaze compact sedan and 63 units of Honda CR-V SUV which were manufactured between the time periods of September 2011 to July 2014. According to the Japanese manufacturer this recall is a part of their global recall campaign to replace the faulty Baffle Plate in the Inflator. Due to that incorrect assembly of baffle plates in these cars the pressure within the inflator may rise excessively in time of an accident when the airbag has been deployed which might cause damage to the container. However there has been no such incident in India yet but still Honda does not want to take any chances and that is why they are replacing these parts which will ensure top class quality and safety standards.

The replacements which will take place in these cars will be carried out entirely at the manufacturers cost and the owners of the specific cars can log into the company’s website www.hondacarindia.com and submit the 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and check if their car comes under the campaign or not.

October 28, 2014 03:10
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Report: Honda Recalls Amaze And Brio

Report: Honda Recalls Amaze And Brio

Honda Motors India limited (HCIL) has recalled 15,623 units of their hatchback Brio and 15,603 units of the popular entry level sedan Amaze.

Honda released a press release yesterday saying that they have will carry out inspection of Proportioning Valve of 15,623 units of non-ABS variants of Brio and 15,603 units of non-ABS variants of Petrol Amaze manufactured within the time period of 28 February 2013 to 16 January 2014. The press release clearly says that the inspection will only be carried on the Brio and petrol Amaze.

As far as the Proportioning Valve is concerned it is the part of Brake system which adjusts brake distribution pressure to the wheels. However it is not a part of the braking system for ABS variants and only used in the non ABS Variants.

Honda has also released a special microsite which has been created on Honda’s website called which will help the owners to check whether their car will be covered under this inspection campaign or not. They can submit their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and follow the procedure required.

You can visit the following site and check whether your car will be covered under the inspection campaign or not: (www.hondacarindia.com)

May 6, 2014 03:00
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HCIL registers 30% growth in April 2014 in India

HCIL registers 30% growth in April 2014 in India

Honda cars India Ltd today published their sales report for the month of April, 2014. According to the report Honda in the month of April registered an overall growth of 30%.

Honda was able to sell a total of 11,442 units in the month of April, 2014 as compared to 8,488 units in the corresponding month last year. Two of Honda’s recently launched products which contributed a lot behind those amazing sales figures were the newly launched next generation Honda City and their compact entry level saloon the Amaze.

Honda also exported a total volume of 402 units in the same month which took the grand total sales volume to 11,442 units.

Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President – Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd. Was overwhelmed by the sales numbers and said, "We have started the financial year 2014 - 15 on a positive note and would like thank our customers for the fantastic response to the all new Honda City. We also celebrated the 1st anniversary of Honda Amaze by introducing the anniversary edition and we are confident of its good sales in this fiscal as well."

Honda sold 578 units of their hatchback car Brio, 3,355 units of entry level sedan Amaze and 7,044 units of their popular premium sedan City. Beside all these the Japanese manufacturer also sold 63 units of their only premium SUV CR-V.

May 1er, 2014 07:00
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2014 Delhi Auto Expo: Honda reveals auto expo lineup

2014 Delhi Auto Expo: Honda reveals auto expo lineup

Honda Car India has released information about the various models that will take part in the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo. The Honda booth will have one brand new concept car along with other production models.

In recent times, the Japanese car maker has tasted success in compact sedan segment and this time at the Delhi Auto Expo, Honda will unveil to the world the Honda Vision XS-1 design study.

The Vision XS-1 is conceptual model of a new crossover model featuring sporty styling and intelligent utility of interior space much like the Brio’s "man maximum, machine minimum" philosophy.

It is not the only concept that will take part in the Expo. Honda will also bring the NSX Concept sports car. The NSX Concept is touted to replace the mid-engined super car from the 1990s. Honda has shown it to the world before and this time it arrives in India.

Also on display will be the Honda Accord Hybrid. This is a car the company could launch in India. Although, market for hybrid cars is not that big here, their rivals at Toyota do offer the Prius and Camry Hybrids.

Honda recently launched an MPV based on the Brio platform for the South-East Asian markets. Called the Honda Mobilio, this model is touted to enter the Indian market targeting cars like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and the upcoming Datsun Go Plus.

One of the star attractions at this year’s Delhi Auto Expo will be the all-new Honda Jazz. The third generation of the popular premium hatchback is set to make its debut, finally. A diesel powered Jazz could also be on the menu which should attract more customers to the brand.

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January 17, 2014 08:00
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Honda launches Brio "Exclusive" Edition

Honda launches Brio "Exclusive" Edition

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) introduced a limited ‘Exclusive’ edition of the Honda Brio to celebrate the joy of the festive season and the 2nd Anniversary of the Brio’s presence in the Indian Market.

The Exclusive edition of the Honda Brio comes equipped with many new additional features like a cool black interior theme, a completely new, premium upholstery along with a matching instrument panel, interior trim and roof lining. It also gets a new tailgate spoiler which further enhances the sporty appeal of the hatch. The Exclusive edition also includes an attractive accessories kit which comes with a door visor, exhaust pipe finisher, back-up sensor and illuminated side-step garnish which enhance the already good looks of the car.

The Exclusive edition will also have an ‘Exclusive’ emblem to differentiate the car from the rest. It will be available in three colors

Taffeta White Alabaster Silver Rally Red

There have been no changes under the hood. This means that the special edition Brio will be powered by the same 1.2L advanced i-VTEC (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control) engine which generates 88PS of maximum power at 6000 rpm and 109 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm.

The Honda Brio is the only hatchback car currently in Honda’s Indian lineup which has sold 54,095 units in the last two years since its launch.

The ‘Exclusive’ edition of Brio is priced at Rs 4,92,000 (ex showroom Delhi).

October 1er, 2013 10:59
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Nissan Micra VS Honda Brio

Nissan Micra VS Honda Brio

Both Nissan and Honda are hardcore Japanese competitors when it comes to the hatchback segment. We all know that the this segment is the most competitive one in the market. Honda is currently rising high in the Indian market with their compact sedan Amaze, which sold over 30,000 units within few months of its launch. Nissan’s hatchback onslaught hasn’t flourishing in the recent past, one reason why they have announced the Micra Active. Honda’s Brio on the other hand has good looks and a punchy engine that has managed to pull some crowd towards it though.

Both these hatchbacks are similarly powered and offer an automatic transmission (with the only the petrol variants) besides the regular manual transmission. But the recent hikes in petrol prices, fuel economy will be a main priority of most buyers. So lets find out which hatchback has better fuel efficiency balanced with good engine performance and ride comfort.

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September 3, 2013 11:30
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OVERVIEW 2013 Honda Brio

2013 Honda Brio

Soon after the launch of its mesmerizing compact sedan Amaze, Honda the premium car manufacturing company of the country has introduced a brand new variants of its popular hatchback, Brio. The hatchback segment of India is becoming way too competitive due to the inclusion a lot of hatches from different companies. As the urban India consists of many small families who generally prefers to buy a hatchback over any other type of car. Thus Honda makes a fresh entry into the hatchback segment by introducing new variants of its premium hatch Brio. Honda Brio hatch was first launched in the year 2011 and Honda uses the catchy tagline of ‘Love is what keeps me going’ bor its baby car.

Honda has powered the Brio with an advanced i-VTEC engine that stands for intelligent Variable Valve Timing Control. This engine delivers a great performance as it churns out a maximum power of 65kw at the rate of 6000rpm and a maximum torque of 109Nm at the rate of 4500rpm. The new Brio has been added with some attractive features by Honda which hopes to gain popularity in this segment with the help of Brio.

May 20, 2013 17:30
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2013 Honda 1.6-litre DTEC engine

2013 Honda 1.6-litre DTEC engine

It’s their engines which have made Honda the colossal automotive giant that they have become. From their F1 engines to the VTEC motors. No one does engines like Honda and the next big thing to come out of the Japanese manufacturer after the VTEC engines has been the development of diesel units and their DTEC engines are what that the Indian market is waiting for.
Honda will now be launching the Civic in Europe with a 1.6-litre DTEC engine and this is the engine which would form the basis of the 1.5-litre DTEC engine which is expected to come into India next year to power the Brio based sedan, an MPV to rival the Maruti Ertiga and probably the City too.

The engine which has an all aluminium construction is expected to deliver its maximum torque at low revs and with a meaty mid range. The size is expected to be compact and the 4 cylinder engine is expected to deliver 120PS at 4000 rpm and 300Nm of torque at 2000 rpm. The manufacturer claims this new motor to be the lightest diesel in the world.

This engine is expected to come into Honda cars by 2013 and according to Honda this is the cleanest and most efficient engine in its class. The 2013 CR-V in India too could get this engine and this unit was was developed in the UK and is matched to a 6 speed manual gearbox.

November 4, 2012 02:26
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OVERVIEW 2012 Honda Brio Automatic

2012 Honda Brio Automatic

All things aside, no one 5 years ago could have predicted or imagined that Honda would one day struggle in India. The City, the Accord and the CR-V were all the best selling cars in their segment but no one was able to foresee the rise in petrol prices. Unlike other manufacturers which reacted by launching a number of diesel cars in the market, Honda at that moment didn’t have any such engine to offer to the Indian customer. It then seemed that things were falling apart for the Japanese giant and until last year the best that they could offer was to reduce the prices of the cars. Things then started to become better and the Brio hatch was launched and though sales started strongly, the floods in Thailand affected that. There was a setback waiting to be followed by another but now things seem to be improving gradually. Honda is launching the Brio hatch with an automatic gearbox and the manufacturer is also offering a number of diesel engines in the near future. Honda will launch the auto is the S(O) and V variants and compared to the manual version you would pay around Rs 60000 to 70000 more.

October 9, 2012 01:51
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Honda considering merging its passenger car and two wheeler entities

Honda considering merging its passenger car and two wheeler entities

Honda Motor Corporation (HMC) is considering consolidating its two entities, the passenger cars and motorcycles and scooter by merging its two automotive entities in India into one company. Though Honda Siel Cars India declined to comment on the issue, according to a report in Business Standard, HMC is considering such a merger of these two companies.

“Such a proposal (to merge two arms and increase consolidation) is discussed off and on. HMC indicated the general direction when it set up Honda Motor India (HMI), a new entity, some five or six years back to bring all parts procurement for HSCI and HMSI under one umbrella,” said Jnaneshwar Sen, Senior Vice-President (Marketing) at HSCI. Jnaneshwar Sen however also said that Honda Motor Company has a single entity elsewhere in the world and the idea to do the same in India is to “bring synergies of cost, branding and manpower management”. “When HMI was initially established there were lots of problems such as the inability of its management to understand the different requirements of two-wheeler dealers and car dealers. But, gradually, things have been sorted out. Now, if HMSI and HSCI were to merge, greater synergies could be explored”.

Honda Motors in India has a joint venture with the Siddharth Shriram Group, (called Honda Siel Cars India), which makes and sells cars like the City, Jazz, Brio and Civic and the manufacturer also has a wholly-owned arm, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), which is the third largest two-wheeler company in India.

April 2, 2012 11:42
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OVERVIEW 2011 Honda Brio

2011 Honda Brio

As far as the Brio goes, it’s pretty straight forward for Honda. The hatch has to work and Honda’s immediate future in India hinges on the success of the Brio. We can’t stress enough on how important the Brio is for the Japanese manufacturer since sales in the last couple of years have only gone in one direction. The Brio is a car that has been conceived for markets such as India. Honda carried a lot of the preliminary studies for its hatch in India amongst other emerging countries to gauge the audience requirements and to better understand their customers. With the Brio, Honda intends to take on Maruti Suzuki in its own backyard. Prices for the hatch start from Rs 3,95,000 to Rs 5,10,000 ex-showroom New Delhi.

November 27, 2011 07:26
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OVERVIEW 2011 Honda Brio

2011 Honda Brio

Honda Has launched the new Brio in India, a small car made for Indian roads and lifestyle. The new Brio was developed by the company using Indian engineers. Honda has equipped this model with a 5-speed manual transmission and a four cylinder 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that delivers maximum output of 88 PS @ 6000 rpm and Torque of 109 Nm (11.2 kg-m) @ 4600 rpm, whith a fuel economy of 18.4 km/l.

October 2, 2011 21:45
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