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Honda launches Brio at Rs 3.95 lakh!

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Honda has launched, what is its cheapest car in India. The Brio hatchback, designed to take on the likes of the Hyundai i10 and Chevrolet Beat has been unveiled in New Delhi today, at a price of Rs 3.95 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi


The Brio is Honda's smallest car in its lineup. With high levels of localisation, Honda has managed to keep the price of the Brio at competitive levels. Here are the prices of the four variants, all ex-showroom, Delhi:

Honda Brio E - Rs 3.95 lakh
Honda Brio S - Rs 4.35 lakh
Honda Brio S Option - Rs 4.9 lakh
Honda Brio V - Rs 5.1 lakh

The Brio will come in six colour options and in the four trim levels mentioned above. Powering the Brio is the familiar 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol motor found on the Jazz, with identical power and torque figures of 88 bhp and 11.1 kgm.

The Brio S Option and V will come with ABS and airbags as standard as well as a USB/aux-in audio system with controls on the steering. The V in addition to all these comes with alloy wheels, fog lamps and a slightly different seat trim. The E and S will not come with these safety features, but will be well-loaded nevertheless.

To read our first driving impression of the Brio, click below:

New Honda Brio test drive & review

FEATURES


The Brio E comes equipped with steel wheels and centre hub caps for its 175/65 R14 tubeless tyres, body colour bumpers and a prominent chrome grille and a manual antenna. On the inside it gets a single tone beige, folding rear seats, amber colour illumination for the dials, immobilizer, driver seat belt reminder and a full-size spare. In terms of convenience, you get an Electronic Power Steering Unit, air-conditioning, central locking, a tachometer, front and rear cupholders, headlight off and ignition key on reminder and a single horn.

The Brio S, over and above the E, comes with body colour door handles and mirrors, full plastic wheel covers, integrated audio with steering mounted controls, front and rear speakers, chrome air vent rings and gear shift ring, silver steering wheel garnish, keyless entry, front power window auto down, 12-volt sockets, vanity mirror for the front passenger and a seat back pocket on the front passenger seat.

The Brio S Option, over and above the S, comes with an electrically adjustable rear view mirror, tilt steering, twin airbags, ABS with EBD, front seat belts with pretensioner and load limiter and front and rear mudguards.

The Brio V, over and above the S Option, comes with front fog lamps, alloy wheels instead of pressed steel wheels, silver inside door handles, driver and passenger side vanity mirrors and seat back pockets on the driver and passenger seats as well as a double horn.

Here are the specs of the Brio as below:

POWERTRAIN
Displacement: 1197cc, I-4, petrol
Max power: 88 bhp@6000 rpm
Max torque: 11.1 kgm@4600 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed manual

STEERING
Type: Rack and pinion with EPS
Turning radius: 4.6 m

SUSPENSION
Front: McPherson struts
Rear: Torsion beam

BRAKES
Front: Ventilated discs
Rear: Self-adjusting drums
ABS: Standard with EBD on S and V

TYRES
175/65 R14, tubeless

DIMENSIONS
L/W/H (mm): 3610/1680/1500
Wheelbase: 2345 mm
Track (F/R): 1480/1465 mm
Ground clearance: 165 mm
Kerb weight: 920-940 kg

FUEL ECONOMY
18.4 kpl (ARAI certified)