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Old 4th May 2016, 02:22   #1546
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Few days back I took the delivery of Brio VX MT and I noticed that the Insulation on engine hood is missing and the cooling duct is also missing. I check with the dealer and they have no clue about it. Just wanted to check with other Brio users if it has been removed lately as the red brio in the beginning of the thread has it.

Well, looks like another cost cutting measure for an already built to a cost car. Coming to the point, yes there was insulation under the engine hood in my brio (2012) and the one my friend had (2014). Check few more cars of the same or later batch and if they too don't have then not sure if you are left with any option.
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Few days back I took the delivery of Brio VX MT and I noticed that the Insulation on engine hood is missing and the cooling duct is also missing. I check with the dealer and they have no clue about it. Just wanted to check with other Brio users if it has been removed lately as the red brio in the beginning of the thread has it.
It is not there in my Brio too, which I took delivery this January (2015 model)

For Brio V MT, the Horn Type is mentioned as "Double" in the specification. What does it mean? I am seeing only one Horn in my Brio V MT.

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My Brio has been giving low fuel economy recently. Done a complete service including changing all the plugs and filters.
Even did an idle relearn process. Its now not budging about 11.2 on the gauge. earlier it used to even reach 16 sometimes.
kindly help.
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My Brio has been giving low fuel economy recently. Done a complete service including changing all the plugs and filters.

Even did an idle relearn process. Its now not budging about 11.2 on the gauge. earlier it used to even reach 16 sometimes.

kindly help.

Reset the trip meter once and then the figure will rise. It tends to remain fixed if the trip meter hasn't been reset for a long period of time no matter how well you drive. Hope this helps.
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For Brio V MT, the Horn Type is mentioned as "Double" in the specification. What does it mean? I am seeing only one Horn in my Brio V MT.
Must have been changed later. My Brio V AT has twin horns, so something may be fishy.
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For Brio V MT, the Horn Type is mentioned as "Double" in the specification. What does it mean? I am seeing only one Horn in my Brio V MT.
There are two transducers in the horn. Anyway brio horns are horribly poor quality. I went through 3 horns in 4 years of ownership. The first two were replaced under warranty. When it failed again, I decided to get an aftermarket horn. Got a roots windtone and it has been working just fine since then.
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Honda is developing new Brio series for global and Indian markets - 2018

Japanese carmaker Honda is currently developing new car platforms for global markets which will be shared with India going forward. India being a key market for Honda, the company is increasing its customer base with new model launches.

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It is a global model and not exclusively for India. Honda’s R&D is developing some new platforms and in that case it is shared with India also. The platform is developed mainly in Thailand but in collaboration with Japan and India
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Among the new rollouts will be the new Amaze and in all likelihood a new Mobilio MPV as well would be coming during FY2018 and FY2019 respectively.

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I agree with you on that . I also had a Brio s(o) mt which I sold at 12k kms. Gear shift has never been comforting somehow.

I notified this to the experts at Service but to no respite. At higher speeds it was fine and easy to slot in but 1-2-3 had always been discomforting. May be a generic trait of all Brios.. One way to reduce it is avoid a cold engine start and let the needle get stable at 1000 rpm before making s move.
Yes friend, I agree with you. I have a Brio S MT, which has run over 10000 Km. The gear shifting smoothness has never been Brio's forte. Coupled with poor low end torque, the problem becomes severe every time I want to slot it in first gear while encountering a speed breaker on an inclined slope near my office.

Sometimes, the reverse gear also refuses to engage at the first attempt.

By the way, I am going to sell my Brio off in next month and wil get a Scorpio S4+ 4wd.

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I had asked for a TD of the Brio AT the other day and after I was done with, was going through the brochure when I noticed that the turning radius for the Brio AT and MT are different at 4.7 and 4.5 respectively. I also checked the website to be doubly sure and it says the same thing. The specs for the Amaze as well have a similar story to tell while for the City there is no change in the turning radius for MT vs CVT. Can experts throw some light on this ?
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Yes friend, I agree with you. I have a Brio S MT, which has run over 10000 Km.
I am using a Brio VMT, which is only 5000km done yet. I am not facing any gear shift issue. Of course to downshift to First gear you need to be dead slow, otherwise it will simply refuse it. In the beginning I had the same feeling as you expressed, but now the gear box became smooth or I know the right RPM to down shift, don't know which statement is correct. Agree, in general Brio gear box is not that smooth, but it is not a deal breaker for me.

And regarding the low end torque, there is a separate thread in Team BHP. As per that almost all the new gen engines have very low torque in lower end and some people attribute it to the new engine design.
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I had asked for a TD of the Brio AT the other day and after I was done with, was going through the brochure when I noticed that the turning radius for the Brio AT and MT are different at 4.7 and 4.5 respectively. I also checked the website to be doubly sure and it says the same thing. The specs for the Amaze as well have a similar story to tell while for the City there is no change in the turning radius for MT vs CVT. Can experts throw some light on this ?
Hi RR_ZEN
Lovely observation!!!
I have a possible explanation (not sure if this is)

The AT & The MT have a different size of the casing- (am sure of this CVT Vs Syncromesh)
Hence the point where the Driveshaft comes out at the gearbox may be different (not sure of the tech details but a highly likely scenario- my base for the hypothesis)

This can in turn change the lengths of the drivshafts and the related stress calculations will change. Hence the Full Lock turn angle of the wheels will be restricted leading to the the difference in the Turning Radius
This stress may not be the limiting factor in the City as the Wheel Track is higher in the City. ( a longer shaft will have a higher limit by the thumb rule. Also the diameter fo the shaft may be different)

Hope this sheds some light on the issue...
I am welcome for the new technical insights and the jazz specs as well

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Honda has started production of it's 2016 Brio facelift. The first batch of cars has already been exported to South Africa, where the Brio's & the Amaze's facelifts were recently launched.

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For India, Honda will be launching the Brio facelift sometime during the festive season ahead.

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Borrowing design cues from the Amaze facelift, the 2016 Brio will have identical front bumpers, blackened grille (as opposed to the Amaze's chrome) & headlamps as it's sedan cousin.

It will also borrow the Amaze's better-looking interiors, which look upmarket than the present-gen Brio, including the same dashboard which is shared with the Amaze and the BR-V.

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I feel that the thick grill extending till headlights, which seems fine in the City & Jazz, seems quite out of place for the almond shaped headlights for both Amaze & Brio face-lifts. Somehow it looks like "the grill has to be thick and extend till headlights because it is the family look now, irrespective of the design of the headlights".
The same thick grill looks well on the City & Jazz because the headlights carry over that rectangular shape to the headlights as well. Overall, the City's face just look like a thick single slat grill from end to end in the front, but just the ends happened to get illuminated like headlights.
Good that they updated the interiors though as per today's standards.
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Hi All,
I am heading for my 30,000km/3 years service next week. Please advice what all needs to be checked or taken care. I have sqeaking sound from my brakes and clutch too is little hard.
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2016 Facelift (MMC) Brio are already out in Indonesia and Thailand and other countries!




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