With nightmare of Honda over, the company is working in full swing to bring down the waiting periods of its Brio and other models. Beautiful Brio is a phenomenal offering from the Japanese auto major which tenders appealing styling and comfortable interiors. Honda is back again promoting its happening hatch in the print and electronic media. Contrarily, the Italian car maker, Fiat has launched an upgraded model of its pampering Punto which is now offered in inspiring Oceanic Blue shade. Undoubtedly, one of the most comfortable small cars available in the country, Fiat Punto vs Honda Brio on the basis of following factors:-
Honda Brio has an amazing appeal that turns heads around. The car has been trimmed intelligently to give it a seductive outfit. The exteriors of Honda Brio are enchanted by Rear Wiper, Rear Defogger, Rear Spoiler, Roof Integrated Antenna, Tinted Glass, Fog Lamps, Alloy Wheels, Body Colored Front and Rear Bumpers, Body Colored Door Handles, Front Chrome Grille, Halogen Headlamps etc. The Honda Brio is available in the exciting range of 6 color options i.e.; Taffeta White, Crystal White Pearl, Alabaster Silver, Energetic Blue, Urban Titanium and Rallye Red.
The all new Fiat Punto 2012 gets some cosmetic changes on the exterior this time round with increased ground clearance up to 195 mm. Muscular cues and distinct lines forms the structure of this powerful machine. Subtle detailing to front as well as rear portion with silver radiator grill looks spectacular. High mounted tail lamps, 15 inch alloy wheels and precise flare fenders forms the highlight factors of its exterior build.
Honda has embraced Brio with some exceptional interior trims and quality dashboards refinements that increase your passion and pleasure for driving it. The car has enough space to cater the best for five passengers. Moreover, the inner door panels and roof mating are damn good in this car.
Lavish interiors with terrific fit and finish along with newly introduced Brighter Dual Tone theme gleam up the overall Punto cabin. Comfortable seating position with head restraints and adjustable driver seat makes Fiat Punto 2012 a fun to drive vehicle. If that wasn’t enough, upgraded air conditioner, Integrated Audio System and plenty of cubby holes embrace the small car to be termed as a true value for money vehicle.
Engine, Specifications & Performance:-
The ultimate small car fantasy, the Brio is powered by 1198 cc, i-VTEC, petrol engine that has efficiency to churn maximum power of 88 PS at 6000 rpm and peak torque of 109 Nm at 4600 rpm. The engine of the car is mated with 5 forward and 1 reverse manual transmission. The all new Honda Brio stands on front McPherson Struts suspensions and Torsion beam axle rear suspensions that are supported by Front Disc and Rear Drum brake system.
Honda Brio can cross the speed slot of 0 – 100 kmpl in mere 16 seconds with the top speed being 158 kmph.
Fiat Punto 2012 is offered in both petrol as well as diesel variants. The 1.2L FIRE petrol engine generates 68 PS of top power at 6000 rpm along with peak torque of 96 Nm at 2500 rpm while the 1.3L Multijet diesel engine offers 76 PS of maximum power at 4000 rpm and ultimate torque of 197 Nm at 1750 rpm. Another 1.4L FIRE petrol engine churns top power of 90 PS at 6000 rpm and 115 Nm of terrific torque at 4500 rpm.
The 1.2L FIRE petrol run small car from Fiat sprints from 0-100 kmph in just 14.5 seconds, 1.4L petrol run Punto covers the same slot in 10.9 seconds while the diesel fueled car accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 13.6 seconds.
Honda Brio is blessed with some fabulous comfort and convenience to cater you maximum comforts. The car is equipped with some exciting comfort features like; Air-conditioner, Power Steering, Seat Back Pocket, Headlight Height Adjuster, Power Windows, Tilt Steering Adjustment, Manually adjustable driver’s seat, Dash integrated MP3 Player, Power adjustable door mirrors, Music controls on steering wheel etc. Apart from comfort and convenience features, Honda Brio also has sufficient leg-room, headroom and shoulder space to avail the passengers the ultimate and memorable ride experience.
Gorgeous Fiat Grande Punto 2012 has sufficient features for your comfort and convenience. These comprise of Power Steering, Tilt Steering, Clutch Foot Rest, Power Windows with ‘Delay’ and ‘Auto Down’ Function, Speed Sensitive Volume Adjuster for Audio, Remote Keyless Entry, Power ORVMs and Rear Window (Wiper + Washer). Other features include Tachometer, Trip Calculator, 12V Power Socket, Seat Belt Warning Light, Real Time Mileage Indicator, Integrated Audio System, Follow Me Headlamps, etc.
Honda Brio offers overall impressive mileage of 18.3 kmpl while its counterpart, Fiat Punto presents with fuel economy of 12 kmpl -15 kmpl in petrol variant and 13 kmpl – 18 kmpl with its diesel version.
Honda Brio is tagged in the price range of Rs. 3.95 lakhs – Rs. 5.10 lakhs whereas the Fiat Punto is placed in the range of Rs 4.87 lakhs to Rs 6.71 lakhs (Ex-showroom New Delhi).
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