Honda Motors will roll out a new diesel sedan based on the Brio platform by the first quarter of the coming year.
The novel car will be catered by a slighter four-cylinder diesel engine resulting from the 1.6-litre ‘Earth Dreams’ unit, which was exhibited with the 2013 European spec Honda Civic during the last month of 2012.
The vehicle will be sub-four meters in length permitting the company to get tax concession and value it in rivalry with the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios.
Keeping in proportion to Takanobu Ito’s (CEO of Honda Japan) objectives, declared recently, Honda India will localize a lot of the constituents of the engine to maintain costs down, permitting for a cutthroat price.
The diesel mill is expected to encompass a yield between 70 bhp to 100 bhp and obtain the i-Dtec badge. The identical engine will later on give power to the next generation editions of models such as the Brio hatchback as well as the City sedan.
This sedan (nicknamed-Honda 2TP) will be the Tokyo based maker’s primary diesel vehicle in the nation and will be a model the firm trusts on to revitalize its declining sales facts.
While talking more regarding the forthcoming Honda Brio Sedan, he stated that Brio sedan will come in both petrol and diesel engine editions. During a press meeting in Japan during September 2012, Honda Motors Global chief executive officer Mr. Takanobu had also stated that the firm is working on a latest diesel engine for the country.
Talking regarding India, Mr. Takanobuhad said, “In the country, a bran new diesel engine will be taken up in a consecutive manner to novel models commencing in FY2014. Besides the high fuel competence, the cost fight of the bran new diesel engine will be increased via local sourcing and local fabrication to build new diesel models more reasonable for clients.”
The company had also declared to roll out a bran new Jazz (Fit) series internationally in the coming year (2013) that would also be coming in India in addition. The all new Brio will oppose the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Toyota Etios, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and some others.