New generation Honda Brio 2018 could launch as soon as next year. New model Honda Brio 2018 will have new exterior and interior, more features and Diesel engine option with really high mileage
Honda Cars India has surely seen better days in the past. From a time when it was almost a force to reckon with to a time when its highest selling car is doing the kind of numbers that are clocked by the least popular model from Maruti – Honda Cars India isn’t really setting sales charts on fire. However, Honda plans to launch a group of new cars to change this. Out of all the upcoming Honda Cars in India, it is actually the new generation Honda Civic that interests the most. However, there is another new Honda coming our way that should be a strategically very important model for Honda. The manufacturer will launch the new model Honda Brio 2018 next year. The Brio has never become a segment leader and the next generation car will try to address all the issues that have harmed the current Brio‘s sales. As with the current model, even the new model Honda Brio 2018 will rival Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10. What’s more? This time around the car will have a Diesel engine option as well.
As with the current model of the Brio, production of the new model will also happen at the car manufacturer’s production facility in Tapukada, Rajasthan. The car will have an all-new design, both for the exterior and the interior. It will also have more features and hopefully a more spacious interior. Another big highlight will come in the form of the diesel engine option. While the car will have an updated version of the current petrol engine, it will also have an updated version of the diesel engine that the Amaze offers. This 1.5-litre iDTEC Diesel engine offers a good mix of performance and mileage. The diesel engine will come with a six-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine will have a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT.
New Model Honda Brio 2018 Launch Date
The new model Brio will launch in a year’s time from now. We are expecting a festive season launch next year. A launch during the festive period will help the car to have a good start. We say this because demand for new cars is the highest during this auspicious period. Rumours abound that the new Brio will make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018, but in the form of a pre-production prototype.
New Model Honda Brio 2018 Price
Rs 5 lakh
Rs 8 lakh
Prices of the new car will start at Rs 5 lakh. The fully loaded diesel model will cost roughly Rs 8 lakh. There will be a slight increase in price due. However, the fresh design, many new features and the diesel engine option will make up for the increase in price.
New Model Honda Brio 2018 Specs
1.2-litre iVTEC Petrol/1.5-litre iDTEC Diesel
85 BHP/99 BHP
109 Nm/200 Nm
5-speed Manual, CVT/6-speed Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity
The new model Honda Brio 2018 will get an updated version of the 1.2-litre petrol engine that powers the current car. It will also get an updated version of the 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine that powers the Amaze. While the petrol engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT, the diesel engine will come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There won’t be any automatic transmission option for the diesel motor. The updated engine will probably offer better refinement and lower NVH than what it does in its current avatar. It’s highly likely that the platform will not be shared with the current model. Instead a new lightweight flexible platform will be used. It will be even used for the new generation of Amaze, BR-V and Mobilio.
New Model Honda Brio 2018 Mileage
The 2018 model of the Brio will offer both petrol and diesel engine options. The introduction of diesel engine will bring down running costs by a huge margin. Also, even the petrol motor will be tweaked to offer slightly higher mileage. While it could return a peak mileage of 19 kmpl, the diesel engine could offer close to 28 kmpl. This shall make the new Brio one of the best mileage cars in its segment.
New Model Honda Brio 2018 Rivals
Hyundai Grand i10
While the new Brio will rival the same cars that its current generation does, let’s not forget that the new generation Swift would have replaced the current model by then. The model Swift looks like a really promising car and the new Brio will have to be really something to fend off the heat from a traditionally strong rival. Maruti has always priced its cars very competitively and holds a pricing edge over all the rivals. Honda, on the other hand, loves to charge a premium for every car it sells in India. This needs to change if Honda Cars India needs the new Brio to succeed in a really very price conscious segment of the Indian car market.
New Model Honda Brio 2018 Colours
Orchid White Pearl
The Brio is currently available in as many as five colours. We are pretty sure that even the next generation Brio will offer at least all these colour options. Rather our guess is that it will even offer a couple of new paint options to further spice up its visual appeal.
What do you think of the new model Honda Brio 2018? Are you looking forward to the launch of the new car? Also, do you think Honda Cars India will be able to address the issues that affected the sales of the current model? You can share your views on the new 2018 Honda Brio by writing them down as comments below. We will keep you posted on the launch and price details of the new generation Honda Brio B-segment hatchback.