Honda Ends Brio Production In India

  • Feb 12, 2019

The Japanese carmaker Honda has stopped the production of the cutesy Brio in India. It came to light last year in November that Honda has halted producing the compact hatchback but it’s now official that Brio will bid adieu. No replacement for the same is planned as yet and it seems that Brio might not come to India again.

The entry-level model from the fleet of Honda cars is now the sub-compact sedan Amaze, which retails at a starting price of Rs 5.86 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The reports reveal that Honda managed to sell less than 1 lakh units of the Brio since its inception back in 2011. The Brio sold at a starting price of Rs 4.73 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), which is on the higher side considering its size, hence one of the main reasons for its less popularity.

Last year Honda unveiled a second-gen Brio in Indonesia with a revised design and longer proportions and there was a strong possibility of it coming to India this year. However, the Japanese automaker had different plans.

The Honda Brio featured 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns out a max power of 88 PS and a peak torque of 109 Nm, mated to either 5-speed manual or 5-speed auto gearbox. The auto transmission was available in the top-spec variant though. The dual front airbags were standard across the range but features like ABS with EBD were variant dependent.

Comparing with the rivals, the Hyundai Grand i10, the Tata Tiago and the Maruti Ignis, the Brio had limited features but looked premium from the inside, thanks to the built and finish quality of Honda.

If you still wish to buy the Honda Brio, some dealers may still have it in their inventory. Reach out to them as they would also be offering hefty discounts on the same. Besides this, Honda will continue to offer cars like the Jazz, retails at a starting price of Rs 7.40 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and the latest crossover, the WR-V, which is available to buy at a starting price of Rs 7.84 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).


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