Honda Brio Amaze, the boot attached Honda Brio is all set to make official preview on 23rd November. But just hours ahead of the launch, images of Honda Brio Amaze have been hit internet. These two images are believed to be used for promotional activities. Honda Brio Amaze comes with styling elements of it’s hatchback sibling but with a new front grille and rear end. The chrome plated front grille of Brio hatchback has been replaced with a new grille similar to Honda City. The lower half of the bumper resembles to Brio hatchback’s front bumper. The model spotted in the images does not have a fog lamp though.
In the rear, there are many changes which are obvious. The all glass rear door has been replaced with a nice but very simple design boot. The tail lamps are slightly different compared to the renderings which are doing rounds on net. The Honda Brio Amaze has a clean rear compared to other sub-four meter sedans like Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Tata Indigo CS. The boot has been integrated nicely to make the model proportionate from all angle. According to latest reports, though the interior set up will be similar to Brio hatchback, there will be come changes in color combinations and materials used.
Now comes the most awaited details, Honda Brio Amaze will come in both petrol and diesel options. The petrol variants will get current 1.2ltr four cylinder i-vtec engine while diesel models will be propelled by Honda’s latest diesel engine. The 1.5ltr D-tec diesel engine is developed by Honda Motorsports division keeping in mind the requirements of Indian customers. The exact technical details of the engine are not available at this moment but this engine will be balanced between power and fuel economy.
Honda Brio Amaze India launch will happen in April-2013. Honda has been in India for the last 15 years and company now getting ready to address requirements of Indian market which is inclined to diesel models. Honda Cars India, the subsidiary of Honda Motors Japan, has also lined up many new launches in coming five years which includes 2013 Honda CR-V, an SUV based on Honda Jazz.
“The Indian market was low on priority in the past. We used to focus on the US and Japan, and in the last 10 years on China. Now the emerging market is India and Honda has changed its mindset to focus on India,” said Hironori Kanayama, CEO and President, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL).
Stay tuned for more details.