Tuesday, February 21, 2012
By Shilpa Chopra
Honda Brio bookings now open again
The Japanese auto major in India, Honda Motors has starting taking the booking orders for its entry level hatchback car Honda Brio. The booking order can be placed at any of the Honda dealerships across the nation. A week ago Honda has commenced the production of Brio at its manufacturing plants. And in order to clear the backlog of earlier bookings of it along with another hatchback Honda Jazz, the company was working in two shifts. Honda claims to clear all the bookings by March and will pull down the waiting periods as well.
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The prospective consumers can now walk-in to their nearest Honda dealership for the test drive of their favorite hatchback car that is priced reasonably at INR 3.95 Lakh to INR 5.10 Lakh (ex showroom, Delhi). The Honda Brio is offered with a peppy 1.2L petrol engine, which generates around 89 bhp of max power along with 109 Nm of peak torque, while the engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Late last year, the company had suspended the bookings for Brio and Jazz due to shortage of vital components from its flood ridden Thailand component manufacturing units. After which it started sourcing those important spares from its facilities in Japan and China, and now with the same it has successfully overcome the barrier.