The Honda Brio Automatic has been spied testing at Honda’s Chennai dealership. This suggests that the automatic Brio could soon find its way into the Indian market.
Over the past few years we have seen car manufacturers offer an automatic option on several cars. The Indian market is becoming comfortable with the idea of automatic cars and we can expect to see more and more AT variants in the coming years.
The Honda Brio has become quite popular among buyers and Honda seems to have decided to offer their customers a hassle free city commuter. The Brio is already a lucrative option and if Honda manages to price is right the Brio AT could become popular among buyers. Also read: Honda Brio long drive: Jammu to Chandigarh
The Brio automatic comes with a CVT gearbox in Thailand and the same transmission will likely find its way to the Indian Brio AT as well. The car that was spied at the Honda dealership was externally the same as the regular Brio models. When launched the Brio AT will likely sport a CVT badge to make it stand out as an automatic variant. Also read: Honda Brio Sedan launch with diesel motor confirmed!
The Brio is powered by a 1.2-litre i-vtec petrol engine which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This engine makes 87 bhp of power and 109 Nm of torque. The Honda Brio has an ARAI specified mileage of 18.4 kmpl. The Brio Automatic will sport the same engine and may be
The Brio is priced between Rs. 4.05 lakh for the base EMT variant and goes up to Rs. 5.23 lakh for the top of the line VMT variant. The Brio AT will likely be price roughly Rs.75,000 to Rs.1 lakh higher than the manual variant.
The Honda Brio AT will likely be a practical car for those who commute regularly in stop and go city traffic and are looking for hassle free driving. It will also be one o the few Indian cars to offer automatic transmission at this price point.
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