Honda to shake up the Small Sedan segment with the Brio Amaze

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    In what could be termed a very strategic move by Honda to counter Suzuki in the small car segment, a first along the lines of the Suzuki Swift Dzire ( though surely much, much better looking ), Honda is looking at launching a Sedan version of their small hatch the Brio.

    This model is to be launched in South east Asia as the Amaze.

    Keeping the length under 4meters would be crucial to get that additional tax benefits. They already have a 1.2 petrol.

    Where does it get interesting? This car could be powered by a 1.6 litre Diesel engine!

    Where it would take the battle to the current segment leader, the Swift Dzire.

    Personally the quality of the plastics in the Brio did not really impress me. However I am hoping that they address that in the Amaze, and give it a more premium feel, more in line with its segment.

    Expect prices to be around 70k more on the petrol, and much more on the Diesel version.


    But this is a biggie from Honda, the lovers of petrol engines, or should I say, high revving petrol engines, turning to the humble oil burner. Big news!!!

    Credit to carwale for the last 2 pics -

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  2. MOZ

    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Definitely better looking than the DZire. That thing is just plain ugly.
     
  3. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Its better looking than anything in the segment currently. And with the 88 Bhp 1.2 Litre petrol, its going to be a decent machine to drive as well.
     
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    Any idea on the pricing ?? Otherwise a higher price tag can just end up being another JAZZ Story for Honda !!
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Its gone for sale in Thailand for about 8L, so expect it to be around 6L here.
     
  6. Acroback

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    Correction, Diesel mill is 1.5L and not 1.6L as stated by you.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Correction accepted. Waiting for more news on this!

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    Looks like a very forced design .. too many of those body edges .. made to look overly aggressive.
    Could have used bigger wheels .. I assume its the same ones as the Hatch
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Should be slightly bigger, but the Brio is well proportioned to go with the existing size as well.
     
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    dbg RAID Staff Staff Member

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    The wheels you mean ?
     
  11. RajaPraveen

    RajaPraveen Black Jeebus Staff Member

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    Typical Japanese confused design where it looks like the designer did not know where to start and where to end. Don't get me wrong i think even BMW does this nonsense with their car design these days,i simply love many Japanese products and the GTR is my dream car right now but design ain't the jap's cup of tea.
     
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    harryneopotter NEO is my middle name ! Staff Member

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    the wheels do look a bit small to me.
     
  13. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Acroback - confirmed its a 1.5 'Dtec' engine. Production and assembly of the engine to be done in Rajasthan, Honda is setting up a plant for it.

    This is going to be a surefire winner. And will take on the Swift Dzire nicely. With Honda stopping production of the Accord/Civic ( on order only ), it looks like their focus is going to be towards the lower end of the market. Moreover there have been talks of a car lower than the Brio even, targeting the Alto/EON/Spark etc.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    ^^ seen half of it.. gotta watch the remaining half soon.
     
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    MOZ RAID Leader Staff Member

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    It was a hilarious episode. Mahindra CJ 540 LOL!
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Oh Yeah. But it cleared a doubt that I used to have between the low bonnet Willy's and the high bonnet.
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