Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Honda Amaze launch date in India on April

Honda Amaze sedan is simply the sedan version of the funky little hatch Honda Brio. Honda Amaze will be the first car to get Honda s new 1.5 l I-DTEC diesel engine. Honda car India Vice President Mr Janseshwar Zen confirmed that Honda Amaze will launch in India on April 2013. The likely launch date is April 18th.


Honda Amaze is a sub 4 m sedan build on the Brio platform. The sedan is basically a Brio with a spawned boot. Honda Amaze will set some new bench marks in the Entry level sedan segment for sure.

Honda Amaze is Honda s first diesel car to launch in India. The earth dreams diesel will combine high fuel efficiency and performance into one unit. The 1.5 l earth dreams diesel will produce 95 HP of power and over 200 Nm of torque. The engine is actually a smaller version of Honda s 1.6 diesel engine which is currently powering the European CRV and Civic. This 1.5 l diesel engine will be also used on the upcoming Honda Jazz, City Sedan, Brio diesel and the Urban SUV.

Honda Amaze will also get a 1.2 l petrol engine which powers the current Honda Brio. The petrol engine develops 88 HP of power and 110 Nm of torque. This petrol engine is one of the fastest engines as it makes Brio reach 100 km under 13 seconds which is the fastest in the class(faster than Suzuki Swift.)So we can expect petrol engine to be faster than the Swift as well.

Honda Amaze will fight head to head with Swift Dzire and it has some key strengths to beat Dzire. The sub 4 m length will enable Honda Amaze to be priced very competitively.  We can expect the base petrol variant to be priced around 5 lakhs and to end diesel to be priced 7.5 lakhs.

Honda has been terribly suffering due to the lack of a diesel engine.With Honda Amaze diesel launch Honda hopes to make a strong come back to the Indian car market. We can hope to see an explosion in the entry level sedan segment in April. Honda Amaze will have a fun to drive character plus an efficient motor. It has more than enough potential to dethrone th e current king Swift Dzire.

So April 18th Honda Amaze launch, also first diesel engine from Honda. Now keep your heads up for test mules of Honda Amaze. Report to us if you caught one.

Also read: Honda Amaze test drive in Thailand




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