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Honda Stops Production Of Brio Hatchback In India

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In October 2018, Honda managed to sell 27 units of the Brio hatchback.

The Japanese carmaker introduced its smallest offering – Honda Brio – in India in 2011. Despite its unique styling and efficient powertrain, the hatchback failed to generate volume for the carmaker. The Brio received its first major update in 2016 with better looks and improved features. According to a report, Honda Cars India (HCI) has stopped the production of the Brio hatchback due to its constant poor sales. Read – New Generation Honda City Launch Details Revealed 

As per the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ data, the carmaker is reported to produce 120 units of the Brio hatchback in August and September, 2018. The hatchback recorded sales of 183 units in July that further declined to 157 units, 64 units and 27 units in August, September and October 2018 respectively. Read: Honda Civic – The Icon Is Coming Back

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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. In October 2018, HCI managed to sell 14,233 units as against 14,234 units of the same month last year. Also See – Upcoming Honda Cars In India

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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