Report – Honda Amaze facelift with better NVH package to launch next year
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
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.
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]