Rumour has it that Honda India is all gearing up for launch of an automatic variant of its newest hatchback Brio by the end of current year. Since its official introduction, the hatchback has been garnering a lot of attention, volume and appreciation every month. The moment of the launch of this car could not have been better as the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese auto giant Honda Motors was already striving hard to cope with the market on the basis of its line-up of only-petrol cars.
The Honda Brio hatchback has instilled in Honda India and its dealers a sense of confidence regarding its potential and value in the long run and has also acquainted the customers with its high quality product at affordable prices. The success story of Honda Brio is incomplete if we do not mention the aggressive and sensible pricing strategy behind the car. The car does not don the ‘premium quality’ tag and that has undoubtedly worked in the favour of the image of Brio. The grapevines of the recent past suggested that the company might bring forth a diesel version of the car but according to the latest word, Honda Brio Automatic is what the Indian car market is going to be gratified with, in the upcoming few months before the end of 2012. The Thailand car market receives Honda Brio with a CVT gearbox and thus this makes it quite probable that the same could make its way into the budding car market of India.
If this happens, Honda Brio would come forth as the first car to be affixed with a CVT gearbox in its segment which is somewhat starving with a dearth in automatic cars. Most likely, by the end of this year, the Honda Brio AT with a CVT gearbox would be joining the Hyundai i10 and i20 and Maruti Suzuki A-Star which are being offered with automatic versions. The Honda Brio Automatic has already found preference among ladies on account of its compact and cute formation in addition to the easy handling with exceptional visibility for an ideal comfort drive in and around the city. The inclusion of a CVT gearbox adds a hint of perfection making the Honda Brio best car in Indian that money can buy. This slush box variant in Indian car market is expected to cost around Rs. 50,000 more than the original price of the car.