It was expected and now the moment has come - Production of Hond'a Brio is being stalled to accommodate its ambitious Jazz launch.
Source: Honda Cars India likely to juggle production to accommodate new Jazz
Honda Cars India is facing a capacity crunch at both its manufacturing facilities at Tapukara in Rajasthan and Greater Noida. Both factories, which are currently running two shifts, have reached 100 percent capacity and with the launch of the third-generation Jazz around the corner in July in the domestic market, a juggling of production schedules is imminent. Most likely to face production cuts will be the Brio hatchback which, after reaching its peak volumes of 3,000 units per month, is now seeing flagging sales. In March 2015, the car registered sales of 1,642 units but the number was down to a little over 800 in April. A reason cited for its declining fortunes is the lack of a diesel motor and it’s a diesel engine with which the Amaze and fourth-generation City sedans have been front runners for the past many months.