Honda sees a spike in the demand for Amaze CVT - Report

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:34pm IST | ,   | Sagar Parikh

The Honda Amaze CVT's demand has shot up with the rollout of the second generation model. The all-new 2018 Honda Amaze was launched on May 16 and retail sales of the compact sedan stood at 9,789 units last month.

2018 Honda Amaze front
The 2018 Honda Amaze is available in four engine/transmission combinations.

Like the first-gen Honda Amaze, the second-gen Honda Amaze is available with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol-diesel engine sales split is 64-36 % right now. There are four engine/transmission combinations now, as opposed to three before, thanks to the introduction of a CVT option in the diesel engine model. The MT-CVT split is 74-26 %.

The demand for the petrol-CVT configurations has increased significantly since the second-gen model's launch. This development was revealed by Rajesh Goel, Senior VP, Honda Cars India. Speaking to Autocar India, he said: "In the petrol volumes, the current booking trend for the petrol-CVT is 24 percent in comparison to the outgoing Amaze which was at 7 percent for the petrol variants.” Diesel-CVT configurations account for 11% of the total 2018 Honda Amaze bookings. Nearly one-third of the diesel engine model buyers opt for CVT.

The Honda Amaze recorded the highest-ever monthly sales for a Honda model in India in May 2018 selling 9,789 units. The car's sales grew by over six times from May 2017. Honda registered a total sales of 15,864 units in May 2018, recording a Y-o-Y growth of 41%.

2018 Honda Amaze rear
Nearly one-third of 2018 Honda Amaze diesel customers opt for CVT.

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The 2018 Honda Amaze is available in E, S, V and VX grades. There are total 12 configurations to choose from, 6 with the petrol engine and 6 powered by the diesel engine. Prices start at INR 5,59,900* (petrol)/INR 6,69,900* (diesel).

*Ex-showroom Delhi

[Source: Autocar India]

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