Honda Brio

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Honda Brio
Manufacturer Honda Motor Company
Production 2011-
Assembly Greater Noida, India,
Ayutthaya, Thailand
Body style Hatchback
Engine 1.2L L12B i-VTEC
Transmission 5-speed manual
CVT
Length 361 centimetres (142 in)[1]
Width 168 centimetres (66 in)
Height 150 centimetres (59 in)
Curb weight 920 kilograms (2,000 lb)

The Honda Brio is a five-door hatchback subcompact produced by the Honda Motor Company in India and Thailand. The car was introduced in 2011.

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Name

The name Brio means energetic and cheerful in Italian.[2]

History

The Brio prototype was first shown at 2010 Thailand International Motor Show. The car is developed to position in a class below Honda Fit for emerging markets. The initial markets are Thailand and India. The car is designed as a commuter with Honda's "man maximum, machine minimum" principle. Unique versions are developed for the Thai and Indian markets respectively.[3]

Features

The Brio is powered by the 4-cylinder, 1.2 liter, L12B i-VTEC gasoline engine delivering up to 90hp. It is available with either a 5-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.[4]

The car's body is certified to meet the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)'s regulations 94 and 95 for front and side impact safety during collisions.

Honda Brio hatchback for Indian market has a power output of 88bhp and a peak torque of 109 Nm. The mini wagon is certified to deliver a mileage of 18.4 Kmpl.

Production

The Brio is produced in Thailand for the Southeast Asian market.

The Brio is assembled for the South Asian market by the company's subsidiary, Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI), at its production facilities in Greater Noida. Some parts are produced at the HSCI factory in Rajasthan. Over 80% of its parts are sourced from Indian suppliers. The Rajasthan factory also exports Brio parts to Thailand.[5]

Sales

In Thailand, the Brio was launched in March 2011.[6]

The Brio's planned launch in India was delayed from early 2011 due to the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. It was finally launched in September 2011, just ahead of the festive season, with a starting price of Rs 3.95 lakh. It joined the Jazz in Honda's hatchback subcompact range for India. In the Indian market, it competes against Maruti Suzuki's Swift and Ritz, Hyundai's i10, Ford's Figo, Nissan's Micra and Toyota's Etios Liva.[5]


References

ja:ホンダ・ブリオ

pl:Honda Brio pt:Honda Brio

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