Honda Cars India has halted the production of the small car, Brio. It was a low cost and good looking car in the company’s hatchback segment. Although, it failed to attract the customers and the company sold just 120 units in August and 102 units in September which is the most shocking reduction in sales. Honda was also claimed to release the next-gen Brio, but the reports have now confirmed that the company hasn’t planned to introduce the new model in the country.
So, after noticing the decreasing sales of Brio, Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) finally stopped producing the model in India. Now, the company only offers the all-new Jazz in its hatchback range in India. Brio is also declared as the least selling cars in India. The model was introduced in India in 2011. The model was also modified in 2016 with a new design and dynamic engine. Although, the new improvement didn’t attract many customers like the Jazz.
The company reported that they sold 183 units in the month of July which decreased to 157 in August. However, the company still have to comment on the halt of the hatchback. The terminated Brio was available only as a petrol variant. It draws power from a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine which can generate 87 Bhp of max power and 110 Nm of peak torque. In terms of transmission, it comes in two variant: 5-speed manual and a 5-speed torque converter automatic.
For now, the Japanese automotive company, Honda is focusing on the launch of the most-awaited all-new Civic sedan which is expected to come early 2019 in India. Hyundai Eon is another small car segment which is heading towards the production halt. Hyundai sold only 5 units of Eon in October so, the company is not producing this hatchback after such low sales. The Honda Brio was available at a price tag of Rs. 4.81 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.
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