Honda Brio seems to be just the ideal auto that Africa needs to keep moving. Maybe due to financial constraints, many Africans are still wary of spending too much on a car. Vehicle makers eying their share of the African market have been thinking of the best car that can beat the terrain and the climate, and at the same time, one that will cost an affordable amount of money.
Another problem for Africa is that Africans want a car that will last long, say like many years. While people in Europe or America will keep a car for 5 years maximum and then get another, in Africa, a car is a good car as long as it keeps moving. Some people will keep their cars for up to ten years.
Honda Brio is a budget car
Africa has been waiting for this car! Already as you read this, the first batch of these cars is already in shipment from Mumbai and it will be in the showrooms in South Africa by December 2012. This coincides perfectly with a time that South Africa will be in the Christmas shopping mood. Therefore, many people will be looking to do some extra spending. Without doubt, Honda Brio will hit the ground running. This is only a start because it is expected that soon, the Brio fame will spread to the rest of Africa.
Why is it believed that this car will drive Africa?
- It is Japanese and for Africa, anything Japanese is good. This also holds true for electronics.
- Honda is a renowned brand name and it has been around for a long time. In fact, the Honda CRV (comfortable Runabout Vehicle) took Africa by storm. While this was the perfect off-road model, other models like the Honda civic sedans had already worn the heart of Africa.
- It is abound to succeed because since the car was launched in India in 2011. It has so far sold 25,000 units. This is just tremendous and for a country like South Africa that has already taste the goodness of Honda, these vehicle is bound to do wonders.
The features that make the Honda Brio a must-have
It is a small car and that means it consumes little. However, it is very functional as its front has enough space for the driver and passenger. The back seat is also very spacious. It will comfortably seat three people.
It is a fuel-efficient car. Its consumption is 19 kpl (Kilometers per liter) and that means that you can drive a long way before you stop to refuel. For a town service car, you may find yourself fueling the car once a week only at full tank. This car is made on the foundation of long-term durability.
Use the car for a small family effectively. It is cheap to buy but it is even cheaper to maintain, thus making it the most appropriate car for South Africa and the rest of Africa too.
It is small, effective and sturdy enough for the African roads. It comes with automatic transmission and this December it will be in the Showrooms in South Africa. Soon, it will spread to the rest of Africa.