Regulars here would remember that we have reported about sightings of the Honda Brio diesel test mules quite a few times in recent past. Now, a new set of images of the Honda Brio Diesel has emerged on the Facebook. Our friends at AutoAdrenalin (Facebook), who recently took these pics, say that it was very easy for them to make out the distinctive diesel engine clatter and the whining turbocharger. The cars which were caught testing sported a ‘D12’ sticker and it is being said that the Honda Brio diesel hatchback will be launched with a 1.2 Litre iDTEC turbo diesel engine.
Not much is known about the 1.2 Liter i-DTEC turbo diesel engine that might power the Brio hatchback but there are fair chances of it being derived from the much publicized Honda 1.6 liter i-DTEC motor by removing one of the four cylinders.
The first diesel powered Honda car that will make it to India will be the Honda Brio Amaze sedan. The diesel variants of the Amaze will be powered by a 1.5 litre diesel engine that, again, has been derived from the 1.6 litre iDTEC engine. The petrol variant on offer will sport the same 1.2 Liter i-VTEC petrol engine that powers the Brio hatchback. Both these engines will be mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard and there are good chances that the car will get a CVT option for its petrol variant at a later stage.
The much awaited Honda Brio diesel hatchback will debut towards the end of this year and will be priced close to the Ritz diesel hatchback from Maruti Suzuki.
Images courtesy- AutoAdrenalin on Facebook