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Honda Brio diesel will soon make presence in market

Honda Brio diesel will be running on the Indian roads by end of this year or early 2013. Honda India has recommended the diesel variant of its entry level hatchback Honda Brio and premium hatchback Honda Jazz recently. First of all both hatchbacks will come powered with the newly developed 1.6 L iDTEC 4 cylinder diesel engine.

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Right now, the Indian version of Honda Brio features a 1.2 L i-VTEC petrol powertrain and available in four different variants from features wise such as E MT, S MT, S MT optional and V MT. Honda Brio price for all these variants is between Rs. 3.99 lakh to Rs. 5.20 lakh at exshowroom Delhi. Due to a hike of up to 2 per cent in excise duty in Indian Budget 2012-13, the company has hiked the Brio prices for each variant which is given below:-

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Variant

Current price

New Price

Price Difference

Honda Brio

E MT

395000

399000

4000

S MT

435000

440000

5000

S MT (O)

490000

495000

5000

V MT

510000

520000

10000


The newly developed 1.6 L iDTEC diesel engine makes maximum power of 120 bhp and peak torque of 300 Nm will first be used in Honda Civic after that the Brio and Jazz will use it. Already, Honda Siel Cars India had announced that they would be bringing in the diesel variants of its entire cars in India by next year. Honda mulls to put a 1.2-litre common rail iDTEC diesel in this small car with in next two years. For this, the company would set up a separate powertrain manufacturing plant very soon. Honda Brio features for diesel model will likely similar to current available petrol model.

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Honda Brio diesel will soon make presence in market