|Manufacturer||Honda Motor Company|
|Also called||Honda Brio Amaze|
|Assembly||India: Greater Noida; Tapukara, Rajasthan (Honda Cars India)
Thailand: Ayutthaya (Honda Ayutthaya Plant)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Engine||1.2 L L12B i-VTEC I4 (gasoline)
1.5 L Earth Dreams i-DTEC I4-T (diesel)
|Wheelbase||2,405 mm (94.7 in)|
|Length||3,990 mm (157.1 in)|
|Width||1,680 mm (66.1 in)|
|Height||1,505 mm (59.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,060 kg (2,336.9 lb)|
The Honda Amaze is a 4-door sedan produced by Honda. It is the sedan version of the Brio hatchback. Honda launched the Amaze in India in April 2013 and was developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. located in Bangkok, Thailand. The Amaze is available in gasoline and diesel engine.
Apart from being the company’s first diesel car in India, the Amaze is slotted in the lucrative sub 4-meter entry-level sedan segment, where it competes against the Maruti Swift DZire, Tata Indigo eCS, and later Zest, and Hyundai Xcent. In the Philippines, the Brio Amaze also competes with the Mitsubishi Mirage G4.
Honda provides a new India-specific 1.5 L (92 cu in) diesel engine in the Amaze. This engine gets the i-DTEC moniker and it is a derivative of the new 1.6 L (98 cu in) Civic diesel engine recently launched in Europe. This India-specific derivative was developed around excise/taxation rules which offer a favourable tax regime for cars of sub 4-meter cars with engines of less than 1.5 L (92 cu in) capacity. Honda claims this all-aluminium engine is the lightest diesel engine in its class.
The Amaze was updated in May 2016. This update includes a new grille, dashboard design, which are the same as the Brio, new taillights, and the use of continuous variable transmission, replacing the 5-speed automatic one. The engine remains the same. Similar to the previous model, both the engines use the same 5-speed manual transmission, while the CVT is offered on the gasoline variant only.
The updated Amaze is offered in E, S, SX and VX trims.
The sales figures in February 2015, were released by Honda Cars India and the Amaze was the highest selling model for the Japanese firm, with 7,163 units sold.
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