Rendering – Japanese magazine illustrates the Brio-based crossover destined for India

Posted on: Apr 23, 2014 - 3:20pm IST

Japanese car magazine Mag-X has illustrated the Honda Brio-based mini SUV that is expected to launch in India to draw battle lines over the urban SUV market that is dominated by the Ford EcoSport and the Renault Duster.

Japanese auto website Car Sensor reports that the B-Segment crossover, with a different type of styling, is “for the audience who cannot be covered by the Honda Vezel.”

Honda Brio SUV rendering
Could this be a sub-4m crossover?

Though the Honda Vezel is a global crossover and has confirmed plans to sell in China and USA (besides Japan, where it is already sold), the vehicle maybe too expensive or small for its price, in countries like India and Thailand that are price and space conscious. Honda has developed products like the Brio, Amaze and Mobilio to deliver these needs of South East Asia, instead of representing with their global compact vehicles.

To address the SUV sub-segment, the Brio platform is under re-engineering to accommodate a crossover top-hat. Until now no details have been available, with Car Sensor suggesting that a 1-liter three-cylinder direct injection turbo will be used on the car in certain markets. To compete strongly in India, the car would need the 1.5L Earth Dreams engine to deliver about 100 PS with over 25 kpl mileage.

The magazine expects the new crossover to appear in dealerships in 2017, but don’t take the report’s claim seriously as Honda test and develop cars shroud in complete secrecy, and have a relatively short time to market.

[Source – CarSensor.net via Mag-X]

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6 thoughts on “Rendering – Japanese magazine illustrates the Brio-based crossover destined for India

  1. Rajeev says:

    sorry sir,

    this is confusing, and probably too techy for me.

    if top-hat means different bodystyle, then does it include changes to the monocoque (which is a chassis) or only the panels that fit on to the monocoque.

    the term chassis is too broad for simpler understanding.

    looking forward to your feedback.

    thanks, RS

    thank you.

    Reply
  2. Rajeev says:

    oops, not ‘informed journalism’, rater ‘informative journalism’

    thanks and sorry.

    Reply
  3. Rajeev says:

    dear Mr. Raja,

    what is a top-hat as written in your article?

    is it the structure (monocoque of the Mag-X), the panels, or something mish-mash (which is convenient, but not representative of informed journalism).

    would love to know your views.

    thanks, RS

    Reply
    1. SR says:

      Top hat means the body style (now a days cars of multiple body styles can be assembled with same type of chassis).

      Reply
      1. Rajeev says:

        sorry sir,

        this is confusing, and probably too techy for me.

        if top-hat means different bodystyle, then does it include changes to the monocoque (which is a chassis) or only the panels that fit on to the monocoque.

        the term chassis is too broad for simpler understanding.

        looking forward to your FEEDBACK. a bit simpler and precise explanation would be VERY nice ).

        thanks, RS

      2. bharat says:

        zzz!!!

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