Honda Brio 2019 launch in Pakistan
Honda brio is also known as CITY CAR which is manufactured by Honda and sold in various countries like Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, South Africa and India. First Brio was seen on road in 2011 and since then every year new model was introduced in public. Now Honda has planned to introduce its Brio 2019 in Pakistan too and after Honda N-One this will be Honda’s second local manufacturing in Pakistan. Honda has decided its Brio arrival in Pakistan because of many new entrants coming to Pakistani automobile industry and thus the price of this new prototype will be in accordance to its rivals in the market. We are expecting the launch of Honda Brio till August 2019 and most probably if the economic conditions of the country remain well without any further fluctuations in dollar exchange rates and our stock exchange then we hopes to see the newly modern designed Honda Brio on Pakistani roads too.
Specifications and features of Honda Brio
This first generation Honda Brio in Pakistan will be available in 1200 cc 1.2 liter SOHC four inline sixteen valve petrol engine with manual transmission and five gears. Automatic transmission will also be available for its clients. It will produce maximum power of 86.8bhp at 6000rpm and maximum torque of 109Nm at 4500rpm. Type of engine in this vehicle will be i-VTEC with PGM-Fi fuel supply system. It will have an approximate mileage of eighteen kilometers per liter with a total length of 3610 millimeters, width of 1680 millimeters, height of 1500 millimeters and total weight of 920 kilograms. Front suspension of Honda Brio will be Macpherson Strut while back suspension will be torsion beam coil spring type and front brakes will be disc and back brakes will be of drum type. It will have a top speed of 145 kilometers per hour and it can speed up from zero to hundred kilometers in just 14.5 seconds. It will offer fuel tank capacity for thirty five liters and a seating capacity for five persons.
Exterior of the car
Exterior of the car is modernized with a trapezoid styled front and the headlights being sweeping on side with LED lights, grill on the front has a chrome appearance and glossy black look giving a masculine sporty look from front. Fog lights give another mesmerizing look to its exterior and the back end of the car gives an aggressive look with tail lights slightly on the sides and a chrome piece covers all the length of the car. It will have alloy wheels with wheel size of fourteen inches and turning radius for wheels will be 4.5 meters having a wheelbase of 2345 millimeters. These alloy wheels will in turn add more aggressiveness in its looks and give a sportier look to the car.
Interior of the car
Interior of Honda Brio is made classy with black and silver polished plastic. Seats on front and back are covered with fabric that is very comfortable and relaxing. It offers a good spacious cabin for passengers and offers features like power steering, power windows, and keyless entry to car, traction control, climate control system, electronic brake distribution and air conditioning. It will have a seven inches touch screen infotainment system with android auto and apple car play options. It will have all basic safety features including ABS, dual airbags on front, EBD, stronger body platform, seat belts, head rests on front. It will have options for Navigation, instrument cluster on steering wheel, leather covering on steering wheel and the interior color combination can also be changed according to your choice.
Options for colors
- Lunar red
- White pearl
- Golden metallic
- Radiant red
- Lunar silver metallic
- Modern steel metallic
Major competitors of the Honda Brio are expected to be Suzuki Cultus, Suzuki Swift, Toyota Vitz and Mitsubishi Mirage. Suzuki Cultus VXR 2019 is available in 998 cc engine and a starting price around 14.11 lacs while Suzuki Swift is available in two variants and a starting price of 15.5 lacs. In the same way Toyota Vitz is available at a starting price of 15 lacs .All these cars are expected to give a real competition to Honda Brio but we hope to see a good feedback from the public of Pakistan.
Possible drawbacks of the car
Honda Brio might see delay in its launch process as per the ongoing situations of the country as we have already seen delay previously. It is offering a spacious cabin inside but it overlooks the quality of the material used for the interior and we could imagine an out dated interior with not a modernized look and stylish appearance. Secondly the exterior design offered by the car is a bit funky in its appearance which might not be loved by majority of people in Pakistan and this will not be taste of everyone. It also lacks some features like rear camera, parking sensors, brake assistance, power windows on back and rain sensors on wipers. It is a little costly than its competitors and the mantainence of the car will be a bit expensive and we are also not sure about the resale value of the car either it will give a good resale or not.
Expected price and launch date
Expected price of the car will be around 16 to 18 lacs Pakistani rupees and we hope to see its launch near the mid of 2019.