Why would you buy Honda Brio and Why not

Honda launched their smallest and cheapest car in India, Brio last week. Available in 4 variants which are priced between Rs 3.95 lacs to Rs 5.10 lacs, Honda Brio has entered one of the most competitive segments of the Indian auto industry.

Why would you buy Honda Brio?

Powered by a 1.2L petrol engine that generates a maximum of 88 bhp power @ 6000 rpm and 109 Nm torque @ 4600 rpm, Honda Brio is a very powerful car and will surely be liked by Indian car buyers. On the same front, Honda Brio is also very economical as it gives an ARAI certified mileage of 18.4 kmpl.

Brio scores well on its exterior looks as well as on its interiors. Honda is marketing Brio with ‘Love is a beautiful feeling, only when it’s returned. Honda Brio loves you back!’ slogan. Honda Brio is available in 6 vibrant colors and you can choose the one which suits the best to you. The different Brio shades are, Crystal Black Pearl, Taffeta White, Alabaster Silver, Urban Titanium, Rallye Red and Energetic Blue.

On the driving experience, we felt Honda Brio steers equally well in city traffic as well as highways. The acceleration is smooth and dynamic. Brio is very responsive for a small car and has good suspensions to tackle bumpy Indian roads. Overall, Honda Brio is a decent buy and we expect that it will turn around Honda Motors market share in the Indian auto industry.

Why would you not buy Honda Brio?

Though the ride is good on highways and cities but the car makes you feel uncomfortable on uneven roads.  There are some basic equipments missing from the car like rear defogger, driver seat adjustment, CD player etc. The car also does not have good space for rear seat passengers. With high petrol prices, a diesel variant would have attracted more customers. Finally, The boot space is just 175 liters and could have been improved.