Honda Launches Brio Automatic @ 5.74 Lac; Adds a New Manual EX Variant to the Lineup

We saw it coming and here it is! One of the most awaited Automatic hatchbacks in India, Honda Brio AT is here and how! 

With this, Honda has also announced a few changes and inclusions to its Brio variants lineup in India. Let us first talk in depth about Brio Automatic.

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Here is what Brio Automatic is:

  • Brio AT comes in two trims- lower ‘S‘ (infact S(O) to be precise) and the top ‘V
  • Brio AT comes with a 5-speed Automatic Transmission and in the process becoming the only one in the segment.
  • Brio AT is powered by the same 1.2-Litre i-VTEC petrol engine which produces 88 PS of power @ 6,000 RPM and 109 Nm of torque at 4,500 RPM.
  • Brio AT has an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 16.5 kmpl compared to 19.3kmpl for manual Brio
  • The 5-Speed Automatic Gearbox of Brio has a direct co-ordination control function with Drive By Wire (DBW)  technology which ensures smooth gear operations.

Here’s what the  7 Positions of the Brio AT Gear Shifter means:

  • P – Park : Used when parking or starting the engine
  • R – Reverse : Used when Reversing
  • N – Neutral : Used when idling
  • D – Drive : (1st through 5th) Normal driving; starts off in 1st, shifts automatically to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, then 5th, depending on vehicle speed and accelerator pedal position
  • D3 – Drive (D3) : (1st through 3rd) Used for rapid acceleration at highway speeds and general driving, up-hill and down-hill driving; starts off in 1st, shifts automatically to 2nd, then 3rd, depending on vehicle speed and accelerator pedal position.
  • 2 – Second : Used for engine braking or better traction starting off on loose or slippery surfaces; stays in 2ndgear and does not shift up and down.
  • 1 – First :  Used for engine braking; stays in 1st gear, does not shift up.

BRIO AT PRICE (Ex-showroom, Delhi):

  • Brio S(O) AT: Rs. 5.74 Lakhs
  • Brio V AT:  Rs. 5.99 Lakhs
Now, let’s have a look to what changes Honda has made in the Brio line-up. Honda has introduced a new trim level of the Brio, called EX and calls it a value-for-money variant.
Here’s what Brio EX gets loaded with:
  • 1 Din audio system with AM/FM, mp3, USB and Aux-in support and front speakers
  • Body Coloured Outside Rear View Mirrors
  • Body Colored Outside Door Handles
  • Door CTR Sash tape
  • Priced at 4.26 Lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

The Brio S has also got some tweaks added. It has got Power Adjustable Outside Rear View Mirrors along with Front & Rear mud guards for added convenience.

Honda has also introduced “Honda Care Maintenance Package (HCMP)” which is free periodic maintenance service up to 40,000 kms or 2 years (whichever occurs earlier). The customer can buy HCMP package at just Rs.9,996 only.

Brio AT locks horns with A-Star AT and more appropriately the Hyundai i10 AT and looks a likely champion here.


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