Thursday, 11 April 2013

Honda Amaze launched - Priced at INR 4.99 Lac Images, specs, features etc. inside

Honda's next bet - with the Diesel heart, the Dzire rival, "Amaze" is already here. The car is soon going to be revealed in front of the public and the prices will be announced soon. We are here at the launch of Amaze and will keep on updating you the sequence of the events here and most importantly the prices of the car.

The Honda Amaze is available in both petrol and diesel variants and with both options of Manual and Automatic transmissions. The car is powered by 1.2L Gasoline engine, the same currently offered in Brio hatch. The Gasoline engine is also available in Automatic transmission. The Diesel engine will be available with 1.5L Earth dreams engine, which will deliver an output power of 100PS and a spectacular 25.8 Kmpl ARAI acclaimed fuel efficiency. No Automatic transmission is being offered for the Diesel variant.

The VX, which is the top end trim level in the Amaze line up, comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, 8 spoke 14” alloy wheels, height adjustable driver’s seat, rear defogger, ORVMs with turn indicators and rear seat arm rest with cup holders. It is anticipated that the VX trim level will also be launched in the Brio in coming months.

In its class, the Amaze claims higher fuel efficiency, most interior and boot space, and the highest power — packaged at an aggressive starting price expected just at above Rs 5 lakh. The cheapest car in the segment, though, the Tata Indigo CS at Rs 4.75 lakh, followed by Maruti Dzire at Rs 4.92 lakh, Mahindra Verito at Rs 5.26 lakh and Toyota Etios at Rs 5.45 lakh.

Incidentally, Amaze claims to have managed the feat with a bigger 1.5-litre diesel engine compared to Beat's 1-litre power plant. As for its diesel peers, the Maruti Dzire's 1.3-litre engine delivers 23.4 kmpl, Toyota Etios's smaller 1.4 litre engine gives 23.59 kmpl and Mahindra Verito offers a mileage of 21.03 kmpl. The Amaze petrol will have a mileage of 18 kmpl.

The prices of Amaze sedan are as follows -

Amaze E MT (P) - INR 4.99 Lac
Amaze E(X) MT (P) - INR 5.24 Lac
Amaze S MT (P) - INR 5.62Lac
Amaze VX MT (P) - INR 6.60 Lac
Amaze S AT (P) - INR 6.62 Lac
Amaze VX AT (P) - INR 6.62 Lac

Amaze E  MT (D)- INR 5.99  Lac
Amaze E(X)  MT (D)- INR 6.24 Lac
Amaze S  MT (D)- INR 6.67 Lac
Amaze VX  MT (D)- INR  7.60 Lac

As per the company's senior management, the new 1.5L Diesel engine has been developed specifically for India and the new engine and the new model, both are important strategically for Honda Cars India. The company believes today as the landmark date for Honda India, which shows the importance of Amaze for Honda in India. More points from launch - 
  • Class leading rear space
  • Largest Boot space in segment
  • Highest fuel efficiency in country - 25.8Kmpl
  • Plans to increase dealership networks from 150 in 97 cities to 162 outlets in 107 cities in FY13-14
  • G.Noida currently running at 440 units capacity per day. 
  • Last week, Honda announced fresh investments of INR 2,500 Crores in India
  • Amaze website receives daily  traffic of 50K people since 1st April 2013
  • Hironori Kanayama , President and CEO in his key note address says Amaze will appeal to all buyers who love spacious interiors and greater boot-room
  • Honda calls Amaze as "Smart Micro Limousine"
  • Front grill and rear headlamps are designed keeping in mind providing Wider shape - looks big.
  • Available in 6 new colors - with Red Pearl color newly introduced for Amaze.
  • Newly introduced seat height adjuster for Amaze
  • Segment first - Powered ORVM's
  • Heat absorbing front windscreen - Only on VX and VXAT trims.
  • Front includes Cup & Bottle holders
  • MT Gasoline fuel efficiency - 18 Kmpl
  • AT Gasoline fuel efficiency - 15.5 Kmpl
  • MT Diesel Fuel efficiency - 25.8 Kmpl
  • All Aluminium Open deck engine
  • Ultra low viscosity diesel engine oil - which improved fuel efficiency
  • New Compact Light weight transmission
  • New light weight piston (piston skirt reduced) & Nitride Crankshaft
  • The company claims to have lowest maintenance cost for Diesel and significantly low for  Petrol.
  • Road side assistance and externded warranty options available for Amaze. 2 yrs/40,000 Kms warranty standard. Additional 2yrs/40K Kms warranty at price of Rs 9,996 for Petrol and Rs 15,375 for Diesel 
Color options include
  • Blue Metallic 
  • White 
  • Silver Metallic 
  • Black pearl 
  • Red Pearl 
  • Titanium Metallic
The other specifications of Honda's Amaze include -

Engine - Diesel - 4 cyl 1.5L DOHC i-DTEC, Gasoline - 4 cyl. DOHC 1.2L i-VTEC
Power - Diesel - 98.6PS@3600rpm  Gasoline - 88PS@6000rpm
Torque - 11.1Kgm@4500rpm Gasoline-20.39Kgm@1750rpm
Length - 3990 mm, just short of 4M mark
Width - 1680mm
Height - 1505mm
Wheelbase - 2405mm
Boot space - 400 Litres
Steering type - Electric
Front brake - Disc
Rear Brake - Drum
Tyres - 175/65R14


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