Honda’s much awaited sub-Jazz Brio will finally be launched on September 27th. As the festive season is almost here and car sales are going to peak Honda does not wants to miss a morsel of this opportunity. Honda recently slashed prices of both the City and the Jazz and since then it seems like good days are back.
The Brio is Honda’s direct answer to the likes of the i10, Figo and the Beat. The car will be a promising city car with capable highway credentials providing Honda’s good quality and reliability at an affordable price.
Lets check the highlights and stats:
Design and Looks
- Aerodynamically sculpted ORVM’s
- Full glass rear hatch
- Integrated Rear spoiler
- Compact exteriors but reports of spacious interiors
- Good quality plastics keeping up with Honda’s other cars
- Dashboard a mixture of dark brown top panel, black in middle and a beige glove compartment (odd?)
- 3-pod analog instrumentation
- 2-Din music player with AUX and USB connectivity
- No Auto Climate Control on any variant, manual AC instead similar to Jazz and City
- Steering mounted audio controls
- One piece seats with integrated head rests
- Electronically Adjustable ORVM
- Dual SRS front airbags
- Seatbelt pretensioners
- ABS with EBD
- Honda G-Con
- 175/65 R14 Tires
- Engine derived from the Jazz but tuned for higher fuel efficiency
- 1198cc i-VTEC petrol produces 88ps @ 6000 rpm
- 109Nm of torque @ 4600 rpm
- 5 Speed Manual
- 4.5 Meter turning radius
- Suspension, Front- McPherson struts, Rear- H shaped torsion beam
Features as per Variants
- Top Variant ‘V’ comes with twin airbags, ABS, Alloy wheels, fog lamps, four power windows, central locking, Music player with USB and AUX, steering controls, electronically adjustable ORVM’s, etc.
- ‘S’ variant does not have alloy wheels, fog lamps and has different seat trims design.
- Two more variants expected below S, most probably called the ‘E’ which will be the ‘S’ minus airbags and ABS.
For now the list of features looks impressive and this coupled with Honda’s quality should be a tough car to compete with for the competition.
Can Honda start the Brio's price at 3.9 lakh rupees? We'll find out on the 27th of this month.
Head over to MotorBeam.com to read a comprehensive review of the Honda Brio.