Honda Brio

The Honda Brio, came in September 2011, Honda aiming to capture the Indian market of hatchback with the decent low sales figure. With the launch of Brio, along with its sedan sibling Amaze, which has turned around the fortunes for Honda as they eating up into sales of small car leaders, like Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. Honda Brio is designed such a way that it gives many reason that is attracting the 21st century buyer in more than one ways. The price, space and comfort are given to its best possible way for this segment. Also, carrying the Honda name has helped its case a lot.

The Honda Brio is the second small car from Honda after Jazz, which was a world-class product only down side was its pricing. Being a small car with a light steering and an added automatic transmission makes the Brio a very eye-catching option for a hassle-free city commuter.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS


The Honda Brio gets the same 1.2-litre i-vtec petrol engine as the Honda Jazz, but slightly detuned for better fuel efficiency. The engine gives 88 PS of power at 6000 rpm and torque of 109 Nm at 4600 rpm. This engine comes with a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. Opt for the auto box and a supreme level of comfort awaits you. Be it in traffic or on the highway, the automatic gearbox goes with all like a cakewalk.

The Brio has a strong line going along the body that continues under the headlamps giving it much style. The massive Honda logo finds its home arrogantly on the chrome grille. The rear of Honda Brio is where the womanly appeal changes to a masculine sharpness. The rear gate is made up entirely of glass and the two tail lamps on either side of it look super.

The plastic quality of interiors might not be what really Honda offers. Clearly, they have done some cost cutting and it shows. There are some delicate plastics, which scratch and come off pretty easily. Although they have provided enough cabin room to seat five adults in the car, where it lacks in is the boot space and is a big drawback.  The Honda Brio comes with features such as power windows, steering-mounted audio controls, different connectivity, electric mirrors, cup holders, etc.

The braking performance of the Honda Brio is decent in competition to its rivals. The top variant comes with ABS, a plus point in the braking performance. The ABS system helps in case of sudden braking circumstances, and avoids the car from slipping and going out of control.

SPECIFICATION


  • Liters – 1.2
  • Displacement – 1198 CC
  • Max Power (PS @ rpm) – 88 PS @ 6000rpm
  • Max Torque (NM @ rpm) – 109 Nm @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Efficiency (kmpl) – 18.5 kmpl
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (L) – 35 L

CONCLUSION


The Honda Brio is a brilliant hatchback that excels in most sections while keeping up with the rest of the competition in others. It is a great value proposal, giving comfort, space, fuel economy and performance, all at a justified price, keeping in mind that it comes with the H badge. 

However, we felt that the interiors is a downside of it and the suspension is more passenger friendly. Honda Brio is otherwise a brilliant all-round package.

PRO's:

  • Reliable and powerful engine
  • Comes in an automatic variant
  • Top-notch function for this segment.

CON's:

  • Slightly over priced according to the segment.
  • No diesel variant available
  • Not cost effective as of competitors
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