Official – Honda Amaze to launch in India on April 11

Posted on Apr 1 2013 - 4:29pm IST
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Through a countdown timer on its official website, Honda India has confirmed the launch of the Amaze on the 11th of April.

Honda Amaze launch screen shot

A few Indian Autos Blog readers tipped us on this development and have been recording comments on the same via dealer communications.

The Amaze is Honda’s first diesel car in India. Even internationally, Honda’s a very inexperienced player in the diesel market with just three engines to their name prior to the introduction of the 1.5L unit.

Their first launch was on the Accord in 2003 with the 2.2L i-CTDi engine followed by the launch of the CR-V with the improved 2.2L i-DTEC engine. The 1.6L i-DTEC engine was launched last year and is today available on the Civic and CR-V in Europe, while the 1.5L i-DTEC, a derivative of this motor and the fourth member in the family, premieres in India this month on the Amaze.

As we’ve laid out in a previous update, the Amaze will come in three powertrain options – 1.2L petrol with a 5-speed MT, 1.2L petrol with a 5-speed AT and the 1.5L diesel with a 5-speed MT. Their respective ARAI-rated fuel economy figures are 18 kmpl, 15.5 kmpl and 25.8 kmpl.

Compared to the Brio, the Amaze is about 60mm longer and has a cushier rear seat with a central arm rest. A compact boot has been cohesively integrated into the C-Pillar raising the boot volume to 400 liters. In other respects, the Brio and Amaze are identical.

The Honda Amaze should be priced at about 30-40k rupees over the Maruti Swift Dzire for every variant.

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  1. sharadhendu April 2, 2013 at - Reply

    honda sells brio in the price range starting from 4·10 -5·50 lakhs ex showroom in major cities where as marutisuzuki swift retails in the price range 4·60 – 6·00 lakhs for the manual variants of both the cars and moreover the segmentation of the above mentioned cars are quite different like maruti takes on head to head competition to honda brio with wagonr and ritz where swift was challenged previously by the now phased out honda jazz. Honda has itself developed diesel engine inhouse where as marutisuzuki has to pay royalty to fiat. looking at things honda should price it atleast 30k-50k lesser to dezire or else offer more features for the price of dzire.Already maruti has increased the price of their dzire alot which has already slowed down and evident by the fact as to early deliveries of cars and lesser or no waiting period leading to make it available off the shelf.

  2. SHASHANK April 1, 2013 at - Reply

    If price would be kept on the higher side. Then it will only creates the problem for Honda. First of all this car is not a luxury car. This is a mass volume car. If honda want to cement its image in Indian market. Then price should be near or less than the swift dezire. As you can see the sales of other cars in this category like Sail Uva, Etios, Logan etc. are not successful as planed by the company.

  3. doctor April 1, 2013 at - Reply

    The Honda Amaze should be priced at about
    30-40k rupees over the Maruti Swift Dzire for every variant.
    Maruti dzire itself is not an vfm option, adding 30-40k more will make it an expensive proposition imo.

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