Next-Gen Honda Brio to Get New Diesel Engine; Launch, Feature Details
Next-Gen Honda Brio to Get New Diesel Engine; Launch, Feature DetailsReuters

It is perhaps the worst kept secret that Japanese auto maker Honda is working on its next gen Brio hatchback, which is expected to make its market entry by 2017.

Lending credence to the discussions, a report of Zauba, which tracks the record of India's import and export data, says that the Honda is importing parts for a new product codenamed 2TQ to India from Thailand.

Although it is not sure which of Honda's next product is codenamed 2TQ, the latest buzz in the auto world's corridors is that this could be the codename of next gen Brio.

As we have known for some time, Honda's Brio-based SUV BR-V is codenamed 2SJ and this is likely to make its debut in 2016. Now the next in Honda's pipeline is the new gen Brio and considering this fact, the currently imported parts of 2TQ could be for the next gen Brio.

Previous reports had indicated that the next iteration of Honda Brio is likely to get upmarket interiors along with the change in its glass hatch. New Honda Brio is likely to lose its quirky rear styling and is likely to get a conventional tail-light unit.

As for the engine, the next Brio is likely to continue with its four cylinder, 1.2-litre i-Vtec petrol engine mated to 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission.

There have also been rumours about diesel engine for Brio and if this turns out to be true, Honda Brio is likely to be powered by a 1.1 litre, 3-cylinder diesel motor.