Honda to launch Brio MPV, pushing up its competition with Maruti Suzuki

Riding high on the success of the hatchback, there are strong rumors that Honda is set to launch the Brio MPV next year. If the early renderings are anything to go by, then the Brio MPV is seen as a close competitor to the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Seeing the initial designs, the Brio MPV greatly resembles the Brio from the front. The Honda Amaze, launched few months back also sports a similar design. Honda mentioned that Brio MPV is being designed for markets like Indonesia, India and Thailand. The Indonesian subsidiary of the Japanese car-maker, PT Honda Prospect Motor, is developing the Brio MPV. Speculations in the media are raging that the MPV will hit the market in the first quarter of 2014.

Honda Brio MPV sketch rendering

For the Honda’s new MPV, competition will come from several car models like Daihatsu Xenia, Toyota Avanza as well as Sukuki’s Ertiga, in the Indonesian automobile market. The MPV will also have an Indian launch. In India, it will give a tough competition to the newly launched Nissan Evalia as well as Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.

The Brio MPV is designed with a seating capacity of seven people. It will be sharing its engine with the Amaze sedan. Thus, this MPV will be powered by the 1.5 liter Earth Dreams diesel engine. This engine has demonstrated excellent fuel efficiency and extreme power in its previous models. It is soon to find a new host in the form of Brio MPV.

Images of the MPV’s renderings have been circulating online. Seeing the initial renditions, it can be clearly said that the designers have lent a family car look to the MPV’s front end while the rear end flaunts a CRV- inspired look. The artist has not experimented with the front end. It continues to look like its predecessor hatchback.

However, one cannot miss the CRV styled rear end with a wide tailgate and typical CRV tail lamps. Not just the Brio hatchback, but the soon-to-be-launched MPV also flaunts identical tail lights well as the nose from the Amaze Sedan. The door handles as well as the doors remind one of the Amaze and Brio. Though being a very non-fussy design, these have been much popular among the Indian users.

Industry watchers are curious to know if this MPV will adapt any more styles or design as seen in the Honda CRV. Also, to what extent will the Brio MPV compete with Ertiga is a highly anticipated question.

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