Honda Siel Cars India has launched the Honda Brio petrol small car. The hatchback comes fitted with the best of Honda tech, and works in tandem with fuel-efficiency, cabin space, smooth driving, and safety. The Brio is powered with a four cylinder 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine that records max power of 88 PS @ 6000 rpm and max Torque of 109 Nm (11.2 kg-m) @ 4600 rpm.
The Honda Brio has a fuel economy of 18.4 km/l. The 5 speed manual transmission boosts optimized gear ratios. This apart, the small car has been designed after extensive market surveys across India and has taken into consideration lifestyles and driving needs in India which require swift shift of gears and the need to take u-turns.
Honda Brio uses an efficient interior design concept which ensures its innovative packaging embodies spacious interiors. The Honda “man maximum, machine minimum” car design maximizes space for people, and works in reverse order for mechanical components. The compact small car has a turning radius of 4.5m making it easy to drive in city traffic.
Exterior design on the Brio uses a ‘Double Triangle’ concept that comprises of the Dynamic triangle which focuses on the nose, sweeps forward, and the Sporty triangle with focus on the rear fender and the compact car rears. The Honda Brio McPherson strut suspension in front and H-shaped torsion beam rear suspension aids handling.
An electric power steering rids stress when driving. Honda G-CON (G-Force Control Technology) Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) is positive for driving and car safety. Safety features in the Honda Brio are optimum for the driver passenger, and pedestrians. The Honda Brio petrol compact car is available in four variants and comes with a 2 year, or 40,000 kms warranty for all buyers. The new Honda Brio small car Ex Showroom New Delhi price for the Brio EMT is Rs 3.95 lakhs, Brio SMT is Rs 4.35 lakhs, Brio S (O) MT is Rs 4.90 lakhs, and Brio VMT is Rs 5.10 lakhs. When Honda began conceptualizing the Brio for India, the idea was to make a car uin the Rs 5 lakh bracket and the company was able to achieve this.
President and CEO, Honda Siel Cars India, Mr. Takashi Nagai had this to say. “We are delighted to introduce Honda Brio in the Indian market. We have been able to launch the Brio at a competitive price due to our concerted efforts to control costs, maximize production efficiencies and minimize impact of currency fluctuations. And we have achieved this through pure localization – localization of critical components, using local suppliers, local materials, local machines and dies, by localized drawings and our Indian associates.”