Honda Brio Discontinued — Honda Cars India To Concentrate On SUVs

Honda Cars India has discontinued the sales of the entry-level Brio hatchback. According to ET Auto, production of the small hatchback has already been stopped while sales have slipped drastically to an average of just 500 per month.

Honda Brio Discontinued: To Focus On The SUV Market In India

The Honda Brio was the entry-point in Honda's India line-up. Now, with the discontinuation of the Brio, Honda has only one hatchback left in the line-up, the Jazz. The Honda Jazz, however, comes under the premium hatchback segment and rivals the likes the of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.

Honda Brio Discontinued: To Focus On The SUV Market In India

Honda had recently showcased their 2nd-generation Brio in the form of the Small RS Concept, earlier this year. However, Honda confirmed that the new Brio hatchback will not be sold in India.

Honda Brio Discontinued: To Focus On The SUV Market In India

The discontinued Honda Brio came with a single-cylinder petrol engine on offer. The 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine produced 87bhp and 110Nm of torque. Transmission options on the Brio included the option between either a five-speed manual or torque-convertor automatic. The entry-level hatchback from Honda came with a starting price of Rs 4.81 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi).

Honda Brio Discontinued: To Focus On The SUV Market In India

Honda Cars will now shift its focus on to the Indian SUV segment in the country. The company recently launched its latest-iteration of the CR-V. Honda is also said to be working on a new sub-four-metre SUV. Apart from the new SUVs, the Japanese brand will also be bringing back the Civic into the Indian market, sometime early next year.

Honda Brio Discontinued: To Focus On The SUV Market In India

Thoughts On Honda Brio Discontinuation

The Honda Brio has been the entry-level hatchback for the company, for quite a while now. With the discontinuation of sales of the Brio, Honda does not have any products in the small-car category to rival the likes of the Maruti Swift. With the company now shifting focus to SUV, we can expect new models from Honda in India soon.

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Article Published On: Monday, November 19, 2018, 12:42 [IST]
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