Over the past few years Honda Siel Cars seems to have entered the Indian market and created waves here with the launch of their cars like Civic, Jazz, City and now Brio. It has not been long since the petrol variant of Honda Brio was launched in the Indian subcontinent. Last year Honda sales suffered a downward trend due to the flash floods in Thailand and natural disasters in Japan. All these affected the manufacturing of Honda Siel cars, but now Honda seems to be coming back to track by rolling its Diesel variant of Brio towards India.
Honda Siel in a statement sometime back revealed that they were keen to launch the diesel variants of all the models that they have in India by 2013. Earlier they started with the Hybrid version of Honda Civic, which received a very appreciable and profitable response. But now Honda has its expectations with the Diesel variant of Brio.
Ever since petrol prices started to escalate, there has been a consequent increase in the demand for diesel cars in India and thus in order to compete with the other companies, Honda would be bringing out the diesel version of Brio, with the hope that this would give a fierce competition to other vehicles in this segment including the Fiat Punto, which has been termed as the closest rival of Honda Brio Diesel.
The new Brio diesel is slated for an October release this year. The new diesel variant of Brio will be having the 1.2 L common rail i-DTEC technology in it and after launching Honda Brio diesel, Honda Siel will launch the Diesel model of Jazz as well in the market.
Honda has been putting the diesel model of Brio through rigorous tests so as to ascertain that the car will give optimum performance and will generate positive response from the crowd.