Honda Amaze

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Honda Amaze
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Overview
Manufacturer Honda Motor Company
Also called Honda Brio Amaze[1]
Production 2013–present
Assembly India: Greater Noida; Tapukara, Rajasthan (Honda Cars India)
Thailand: Ayutthaya[2] (Honda Ayutthaya Plant)
Body and chassis
Class City car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Honda Brio
Honda Mobilio
Honda BR-V
Powertrain
Engine 1.2 L L12B i-VTEC I4 (gasoline)
1.5 L Earth Dreams i-DTEC I4-T (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
5-speed automatic
CVT
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,405 mm (94.7 in)[3]
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.[1] 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.[4]

Production[edit]

The Amaze is being manufactured at the company’s facility in Greater Noida, with a localization 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 Fit/Jazz and Brio hatchbacks.

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.[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.[10][11]

2016 update[edit]

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.[12]

Sales[edit]

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.[13]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Official websites