Report – Honda Amaze facelift with better NVH package to launch next year

Posted on: Jul 19, 2014 - 1:13pm IST

The Honda Amaze is expected to cross the 1 lakh unit sales milestone soon and this stands testament to the compact sedan’s success in the Indian market. Most of the credit should go to the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor.

While the diesel motor clearly made its mark as a powerful yet frugal unit, on the downside, it is noisier than expected. The sound deadening materials used in the Amaze diesel is simply not enough to keep the cabin free of the diesel clatter and this is widely criticized by the customers, according to a report.

Honda Amaze diesel engine
Honda is working on improving the noise levels of the Amaze diesel.

Autocar India reports that Honda has starting working to sort this issue by improving the NVH (Noise Vibration Harshness) package of the compact sedan. More sound deadening materials are expected to be added and the injection timing of the motor would be tweaked to improve the overall refinement levels. The end result would be a much quieter cabin.

The Honda City diesel, being an upmarket product, feels more refined and the Mobilio which is also powered by the same diesel engine is comparatively quieter too. The Honda Amaze with improved noise levels and a facelift will launch next year.

[Source: Autocar India]

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2 thoughts on “Report – Honda Amaze facelift with better NVH package to launch next year

  1. HondaPro Jason says:

    This is very good news. I love that Honda has a record breaking sales car and still wants to improve it. That says a lot for the company.

    Reply
    1. Ayyappan says:

      I’m afraid if that’s the case. As an Amaze owner, I can tell you that the NVH is pretty poor and way below competitor cars. And, the interiors were below par too. And this was least expected from Honda. I test drove the City and even that’s noisy and crude. Honda will have to work on enhancing the overall quality and refinement levels of their cars and stop depending on their brand value to push car sales. There are definitely lots of rough edges to be sorted out.

      If I had to make a purchasing decision now, it would have been between the Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent.

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