Honda Amaze compact sedan launched at Rs. 4.99 lakh

Honda Amaze compact sedan - FrontView

Today Honda Cars India Limited has launched the firstever diesel car in their Indian portfolio, the Honda Amaze. This launch will bring nightmare to the class topper Maruti Swift Dzire, which had a monopoly till today in compact sedan segment. The Amaze comes with an option of diesel and petrol engine with various trim levels and also offers an automatic transmission variant in the petrol version (no automatic version in diesel).

The Honda Amaza has been developed by Honda’s Asia Pacific R&D centre located in Bangkok, Thailand. The Amaze has been intelligently engineered to stay true to Honda’s philosophy of “Man Maximum Machine Minimum.” The Honda Amaze is priced between Rs. 4.99 – 7.60 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The reason behind the competitive price of Amaze is its high localization level of 90%.

Is Amaze better than its rival Dzire? Although the design of Honda Amaze might not be appealing very much priced alongside its rival Swift DZire, but it seems to be the clear winner in almost every aspect. The Amaze does offer more, in terms of more interior room, higher quality, bigger boot, better brand name and more powerful diesel engine with higher mileage. Furthermore, here is one more plus that Amaze has earned, while the Dzire automatic has a 4-speed automatic transmission gearbox, it has best-in-class 5-speed mechanism.

Honda Amaze compact sedan - RearView

We all know the Amaze diesel belts out the best-in-class power output figure of 98.6bhp, around 25bhp more than the Dzire, or if you want a vehicle that offers good mileage, then it shocks you even more, despite being the most powerful vehicle in its league in terms of power, it returns the whooping 25.8kmpl of mileage, which no other car in the country offers today.

And if service cost and other benefits you have in mind, Honda Amaze has comes with a standard warranty of 2 years or 40,000 Km (whichever is earlier). Buyers can option for a 2-years/ 40,000 kms maintenance package for Rs 9,996 (for petrol Amaze) and Rs 15,375 (for diesel Amaze). Bookings of the Amaze started on 1st April through Honda’s 150 dealers in 97 cities and have already received over 5,000 bookings, even before the launch.

At the launch event, Honda said, Amaze has been specifically developed for India, and first to be built keeping in mind Indian buyers needs as the core. Honda believes when people drive the new Honda Amaze they will know it was worth the wait, and be truly Amaze’d.

Features of Honda Amaze –

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Fog Lamps
  • Chrome Grille
  • ORVM Mounted Turn Indicators
  • Micro antenna
  • Body colored outside door handles
  • Body coloured ORVMs
  • Electric Power Steering on all models
  • AC with Heater on all models
  • All 4-door power windows on all models
  • Central locking
  • Day night inside rear view mirrors
  • Keyless entry
  • Internally adjustable and power-folding outside rear view mirrors
  • Rear seat arm rest
  • Heat absorbing front windshield
  • Tilt adjustment on steering wheel
  • Fuel consumption meter
  • ECO Lamp
  • Vanity mirror with lid
  • Tachometer
  • Trunk light
  • Single and dual tone beige option
  • 2-DIN Audio system with Radio, MP3, USB and Aux Input
  • Integrated speaker system

Safety Features Include –

  • Engine Immobilizer standard on all models
  • ABS And EBD
  • High mounted stop lamp at rear
  • Dual SRS Airbags


Technical Specifications of Honda Amaze –

Diesel Engine

  • 1.5-litre iDTEC Diesel Engine
  • 100 PS peak power @ 3600 RPM
  • 200 Nm peak torque @1750 RPM
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • ARAI tested mileage of 25.8 KMPL

Petrol Engine

  • 1.2-litre iVTEC Petrol Engine
  • 88 PS peak power @ 6000 RPM
  • 109 Nm peak torque @ 4500 RPM
  • 5-speed manual transmission or 5-Speed Automatic transmission option
  • ARAI tested mileage of 18 KMPL for MT and 15 KMPL for AT version


6 shades available in Honda Amaze –

  • Majestic Blue Metallic
  • Urban Titanium Metallic
  • Carnelian Red Pearl
  • Taffeta White
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Alabaster Silver Metallic


Prices of Honda Amaze (Ex-showroom, Delhi) –

Petrol Prices

  • Honda Amaze Petrol E – Rs. 4.99 lakh
  • Honda Amaze Petrol EX – Rs. 5.24 lakh
  • Honda Amaze Petrol S – Rs. 5.62 lakh
  • Honda Amaze Petrol S (AT) – Rs. 6.62 lakh
  • Honda Amaze Petrol VX – Rs. 6.60 lakh
  • Honda Amaze Petrol VX (AT) – Rs. 7.50 lakh


Diesel Prices

  • Honda Amaze Diesel E – Rs. 5.99 lakh
  • Honda Amaze Diesel EX – Rs. 6.24 lakh
  • Honda Amaze Diesel S – Rs. 6.67 lakh
  • Honda Amaze Diesel VX – Rs. 7.60 lakh

Check out more pictures below the jump.


Also see – Spy Shots – First pictures of Honda Amaze i-DTEC diesel sedan


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