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Wednesday, June 06, 2012

By Shilpa Chopra

Honda Brio based MPV in the making, Indonesia debut, India launch on cards

Indonesia seems to have a promotion in the hit list markets of the car makers as one or the other, every car maker is pitching in its cars in Indonesia. After having started establishing its second unit in there, the Japanese car maker Honda also plans Honda Brio based MPV for the market. Notably, Honda already offers an array of cars in Indonesia and the Brio MPV will be a worth addition to the portfolio as the market is primarily governed by MPVs. Currently Honda has only one MPV Honda Freed there that is priced at RM 113,494.

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Meanwhile, with the addition of the new plant Honda will be able to strengthen its production capabilities to 1.8 lakh units per year from the existing only 60,000 units. The new plant at Karawang in the Indonesian capital Jakarta is to be made an export hub and also step up the localization content of the Honda cars. In 2014, the overall plant capacity will reach the 1.8 lakh unit target and then the Brio based MPV will be produced. With the increase in localization content, Honda will be able to keep the price down as well as an increase in production will lead to higher exports.


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In addition to the Indonesian market, the Brio MPV will also be launched in India as with the Maruti Ertiga in, the market is getting hot and hotter. Beside, Nissan Evalia, Chevrolet Enjoy and lot of other MPVs are in the pipeline that will make the MPV segment really dense in India just as the small car segment is. It is expected that Brio MPV will be a new car in India and it will be replacing Freed MPV in Indonesia. Auto industry experts believe that transforming Brio into MPV will be an uphill task for Honda but basing it on it means that it will be a low cost car.

Comments (2)


Thursday, June 07, 2012

Honda Brio is also a good car. The only thing that this car perfect looks.

Ronak Jain

Friday, June 15, 2012

Honda Brio is my favorite car loaded with amazing features overall satisfied

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