Honda to increase Amaze’s production to reduce waiting period

Posted on: Jul 29, 2013 - 12:38pm IST

Riding high on the success of its first diesel offering, the Honda Amaze, Honda Car India is looking to add more volumes by bringing down the waiting period of the sub-four metre sedan.

Honda Amaze front three quarters left

Mr. Jnaneshwar Sen, senior vice president, Honda cars India, said –

The demand for Amaze has been so strong and we still continue to have more bookings. In order to reduce the waiting period, we have decided to start a third shift at the Greater Noida plant by November.

Ever since the Amaze was launched in India, Honda’s manufacturing plant in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, and the powertrain plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan, have been working on full steam to meet the customer demand. Honda is also in the process of setting up an assembly line at its Tapukara facility which would double the company’s annual production capacity to 2,40,000 units by 2014.

Honda Brio Amaze South Africa
Honda Cars India is also exporting the Amaze to places like South Africa (where it is called the Brio Sedan) and Nepal.

The Brio based sedan is available with an 89PS 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol motor and a 100PS 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the petrol engine is also available with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

The addition of a third shift would help Honda in reducing the waiting period for the Amaze. Considering that the waiting period for the Ford EcoSport, another sub-four metre contender, is shooting up, Honda’s move to increase the production of the Amaze is well timed.

[Source: Financialexpress.com]

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4 thoughts on “Honda to increase Amaze’s production to reduce waiting period

  1. sanjay pote says:

    I have booked a Petrol Manual Tx Amaze on 27 April .And still have no definite/expected delivery date from Deccan Honda Pune.
    Its pathetic how they treat customers once the car is booked .There is also a cancellation fee for the booking amount ,with no response towards delivery time . Least is they could inform once a month about expected delivery .

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  2. $@! says:

    Yeah I agree with Gautham. I hardly see any Amaze on the roads.
    Are these bookings done by the dealers or the Customers???

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  3. gautham says:

    Whome ae they fooling no cars on road yet to claim so many bookings .Most of the bookings are done by dealers themselves to hoodwink the buyers (trick learnt from Toyota Etios Jig)

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    1. Arun says:

      They are actually facing production constraints. I believe. I booked Honda Amaze On April 14,2013, And got delivery by July 18,2013. Heck, I was tired of waiting.

      When I had discussion with the Territory sales manager, they told they are able to receive 20-35 cars In a month. Considering Suzuki cars, They are able to receive 25 cars in a day. See the difference. This is the time Honda needs to expand their productions otherwise they loose a potential product from their stable.

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