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The second hatchback and cheapest car of the automaker yet in India, the Brio, has been launched by Honda on the local market dominated by the Suzuki Maruti and the new model will also be exported to neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Nepal or Bhutan in the near future.

“We have been able to launch the Brio at a competitive price due to our efforts to control costs, maximize production efficiencies and minimize impact of currency fluctuations, and we have achieved this through higher localization”, said the President and Chief Executive at Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., Takashi Nagai, during a press conference.

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The Japanese automaker says that its new Brio hatchback is powered by a four-cylinder 1.2 liter i-VTEC gasoline engine which is delivering 89 BHP at 6.200 rpm and a peak of 110 Nm of torque available at 4.800 rpm, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

According to Honda, the new Brio hatchback is priced between 395 rupees (8.000 USD) and 510.000 rupees at showrooms in New Delhi and the model is expected to rival the Maruti Swift and Ritz, Hyundai i10, Toyota Etios and Ford Figo.