Honda Amaze

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Honda Amaze
Overview
Also called Honda Brio Amaze[1]
Assembly Greater Noida, India (Honda India)
Ayutthaya, Thailand[2] (Honda Ayutthaya Plant)
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive
Related Honda Brio
Honda Mobilio
Powertrain
Engine 1.2L L12B i-VTEC I4 petrol
1.5L i-DTEC diesel
Transmission 5-speed manual
5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,405 millimetres (94.7 in)[3]
Length 3,990 millimetres (157 in)
Width 1,680 millimetres (66 in)
Height 1,505 millimetres (59.3 in)
Curb weight 1,060 kilograms (2,340 lb)

The Honda Amaze, also known as the Honda Brio Amaze,[1] is a four-door subcompact sedan produced by Honda. It is the sedan version of the Brio. Honda launched the Amaze in India on April 11, 2013 and was developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. located in Bangkok, Thailand. The Amaze is available in petrol and diesel engine.[4]

Production[edit]

The Amaze is being manufactured at the company’s facility in Greater Noida, with a localisation level of more than 90%.[5]

The Amaze is Honda's first diesel offering in India. The car is also available with the 1.2 L (73 cu in) L12B i-VTEC petrol engine that is used in the Jazz and Brio hatchbacks.

Apart from being the company’s first diesel car in India, the Amaze is slotted in that lucrative sub 4-meter entry-level sedan segment, where it competes against the Maruti Swift DZire, Tata Indigo eCS, and Hyundai Xcent.[6][7][8] In the Philippines, the Brio Amaze also competes with the Mitsubishi Mirage G4.[1]

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.[9]

The turbocharger used in the Amaze's 1.5 L (92 cu in) i-DTEC diesel engine was designed and built by Honeywell Turbo Technologies.[10][11]

Variants[edit]

The petrol version is available in seven variants and the diesel version is available in five variants.[12]

Honda Car India is to introduce the facelifted version of the Amaze compact sedan, which is to be launched by the end of 2015.[13]

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), introduced a new CNG trim known as '1.2 S MT Plus' as a fresh addition to its offering in the Indian Car Market.[14]

Sales[edit]

The sales figures for the month of February, 2015, were released by Honda Cars India and their compact sedan Amaze was the highest selling model for the Japanese firm. [15]

Pricing[edit]

The various fuel trims in Honda Amaze are priced differently. The Diesel trims are priced between Rs. 6,70,035/- to Rs. 8,66,586/-. The Petrol trims of Honda Amaze start at Rs. 5,53,951/-[16]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Official websites