Updated 28th Sep 2011
Honda Brio Launched In India– Official Price, Features, Specifications, Pictures, Colour Options And Details
Honda SIEL India is all set to launch its smallest car in India, the Honda Brio. Specially designed for India and Asian countries, Honda Brio is no less than a small wonder. Besides being compact and low in height, Brio is quite wide and handles quite well. Honda Brio will come packed with the same 1.2 Litre 88 PS i-VTEC MPFI Petrol engine which powers the Honda Jazz. The Brio has been newly designed from scratch on a new small car platform by Honda and comes with Petrol engine options only as of now. The official launch is schedules to happen in the last week of September 2011 which is just before the start of festival period in India. At present, Honda’s greater Noida plant has a capacity to produce 5000 units of Brio per month which can be scaled up if needed.
Honda Brio India Specifications India
Honda Brio India Specifications are as follows
- 1.2 Litre 4 Cylinder i-VTEC Engine
- Engine Displacement 1198 CC
- Max power of 88 PS @ 6000 RPM
- Max torque of 109 Nm @ 4600 RPM
- 5 Speed Manual transmission
- Minimum turning radius of 4.5m
- Front suspension – McPherson strut
- Rear Suspension – Torsion Beam Suspension
- Disk braked at front
- Drum Braked at Rear
- ABS with EBD
- Dual SRS Airbags for Safety
- Tyre Size 175/65 R14
- Kerb Weight 925 Kg
- ARAI Approved mileage 18.4 KMPL
- Length 3610 mm
- Width 1680 mm
- Height 1500 mm
- Wheelbase 2345mm
- Ground Clearance 170 mm
Honda Brio India Features In India
Some important features of Honda Brio India are as follows:
- Alloy wheels
- Dual tone interiors
- Integrated two-din audio system
- Audio system with USB, iPod and Aux input (No CD support)
- Steering mounted audio controls
- Manual Air conditioning
- ABS, EBD and Airbags for Safety
- Fog Lamps
- Power Windows
- Central Locking
- Electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors
- LCD display for Trip meter, odometer and fuel economy
- ECO Mode driving indicator
- Folding rear seat for additional luggage space
Apart from the main features highlighted above, the interiors are of very good quality, the boot space however is not much. The rear hatch door is completely made up of glass with gives rear of Brio a very smart visual appeal. The Brio is quite wide and does give great elbow space and headroom because of its intelligent packaging.
Honda Brio India Ride and Handling
Honda Brio has been already tested by a lot of Indian automobile journalists from many publications prior to its launch. The car handles very well and gives a very good ride comfort. The steering feedback is precise and the ride is quite comfortable as well. However, the bumps on bad roads do get transferred to the cabin, but its overall quite comfortable on average roads.
The gear shift is precise and the gear ratios are tall, which gives it an easy to drive characteristics on busy city roads. The steering is light at low speeds and visibility is quite good from inside, which helps to maneuver the car very easy in the city. On high speeds as well, the car is quite stable and does handle well. All in all, this car is all set to give a very tough competition of the segment leaders like the Maruti Swift and Ford Figo. With its 88 PS of power, it is more powerful when compared to Swift and Figo. The Honda Engine are usually very refined and happy revving, so is the 1.2 i-VTEC and its fun to drive.
Brio gives it competitors all the reasons to worry about as its going to eat up a slice of sales from them. It will also depend on the pricing of the Brio which will be announced in the last week of September 2011. We have our fingers crossed and we are keeping an eye on the events. Do stay tuned to us by liking our official Facebook Page and sign up for our free email newsletter for regular updates.
Honda Brio India Variants & Price In India
Honda Brio will be priced starting close to Rs. 4.2 Lakhs Ex-showroom and expected to go up to Rs. 5 Lakhs for the top end variant. This is estimated price as per auto Industry expects and sources. The official prices will be updated here in the last week of Sep 2011. You can bookmark this page and come back later to check for any updates as we will update this section once the official prices are available.
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