Spied – Is the Honda Brio diesel coming our way?


Nithyanandh K,

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

We all know that the Honda Amaze sedan will be the first diesel Honda in India. The Brio based sedan is expected to be here by the next financial year.

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We love the fun to drive factor of the Honda Brio and a diesel engine for the little yet potent hatchback would be most welcome. While Honda has not officially confirmed Brio diesel, we might have good news!

The Facebook page named Auto Adrenalin has a new set of spy pictures of Honda Brio test mules. There is no concrete evidence that these test mules carried diesel engines but a close look at the interior reveals the wires that are connected to a laptop, suggesting that there is some thing new under the hood.

Honda will debut its 1.5 litre i-DTEC Earth Dreams diesel engine in the Amaze. Slipping the same engine into the Brio hatchback is not a huge task since the engine complies with the sub-four meter law.

A diesel Brio could add significant volumes to Honda’s overall tally and also could help in building scale for the diesel engine manufacturing. Given that the cars like Nissan Micra and Renault Pulse have already brought the 1.5 litre diesel engine to the B Segment, the Honda Brio 1.5 litre i-DTEC makes for an interesting proposition.

Do you think that Honda should launch the Brio diesel, perhaps when the model returns from its mid-life cosmetic transformation sometime next year?

[Source: Auto Adrenalin’s Facebook Page]

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