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Honda Brio Hatchback Bids Farewell to India

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In 2018, Honda sold only 2,277 units of the Brio hatchback.

Honda Cars India (HCI) has finally stopped production of the Brio hatchback due to its constant poor sales.  The Japanese carmaker introduced its smallest offering in India in September 2011. Despite its unique styling and efficient powertrain, the hatchback failed to generate volume for the carmaker. Read – New Generation Honda City Launch Details Revealed 

The Brio received its first major update in 2016 with better looks and improved features. Since its launch, the carmaker managed to retail 97,000 units of the Honda Brio hatchback. The company has also confirmed that it has no plan to bring in the new-generation model of the Brio hatchback in India. Read: Honda Civic – The Icon Is Coming Back

Now, the Honda Amaze is the entry-level car from the Japanese carmaker in the country. The compact sedan that received a generation change in February last year, has garnered over 63,000 sales so far.

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In 2018, Honda sold only 2,277 units of the Brio. From October to December 2018, the carmaker retailed 45 units of the hatchback. As per the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ data, the carmaker produced 120 units of the Brio hatchback in August and September, 2018. Read – Upcoming Honda Cars In India

The small car segment that has average monthly sales of around 35,000 units, has been dominated by Maruti Suzuki Alto over a decade. With the Brio’s production halt, Honda will leave the country’s highest volume generating segment. However, the Jazz and WR-V will continue to cater the small car requirements.

As of now, the carmaker has no plan to bring in the next-generation Honda Brio in the country. The new-gen Brio made its global debut at the 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Motor Show in Jakarta. Inspired by the Honda Small RS Concept, the new Honda Brio 2019 carline is spread across two variants – the Standard and the sportier RS.

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