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Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze
Overview
Also called Honda Brio Amaze[1]
Assembly Greater Noida, India (Honda Cars India)
Tapukara, Rajasthan, India (Honda Cars 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 is a four-door subcompact sedan produced by Honda.[1] 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

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

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

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

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. 5,55,951/-[16]

References

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  4. ^ http://soulsteer.com/get-amazed-with-amazing-new-honda-amaze/SouLSteer Magazine, Get amazed with amazing new Honda Amaze, April 11, 2013
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  6. ^ Honda Brio based entry-level sedan named Amaze http://www.zigwheels.com/news-features/news/honda-briobased-entrylevel-sedan-named-amaze/14723/
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  9. ^ In detail: Honda Amaze’s 1.5-litre diesel engine
  10. ^ Honeywell Turbocharges the Honda Amaze
  11. ^ Honda Amaze owes much to Honeywell Turbo Technologies in getting the most fuel efficient car in India with 25.8 kmpl
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External links

  • Official websites
  • India
  • Philippines
  • Thailand
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