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Honda Amaze launched at Rs 4.99 lakh

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The Amaze will be offered to buyers in both petrol and diesel models, with a choice of four variants to pick from in each model. Automatic Transmission will only be extended to buyers who opt for the petrol model

Honda Amaze Launch event

 

 

They say first impression is the last impression; in the case of Honda’s compact sub 4 metre sedan debutant for India and the world this phrase could not hold more truth. Since getting us conversant with the vehicle’s brilliant design integration from the basic Brio architecture and its outstanding performance courtesy an all-new revolutionary i-DTEC engine, the Amaze has become a matter of parley for all the right reasons.

 

Well the most highly anticipated compact sedan of the year is finally here. Honda has launched the Amaze at a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh for the base petrol model and Rs 5.99 lakh for the basic trim diesel version. There are four basic variants in both petrol and diesel versions. – E, EX, S and VX with Manual Transmission. Additionally, the Amaze is available in Automatic Transmission in S and VX petrol grades. Six colour options are on offer: Majestic Blue Metallic (new and exclusive), Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Taffeta White

 

Like we informed you earlier, the Honda Amaze for India has under its hood a 1.2-litre, 4 Cylinder, SOHC, i-VTEC engine that dishes out 88PS @ 6,000 rpm and 109Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm. The first of its kind from the Honda stable i.e. the 1.5-litre, 4 Cylinder, DOHC, i-DTEC diesel engine will produce 100PS@ 3,600 and 200Nm of torque @1,750 rpm. Fuel efficiency on the diesel version is approximately 22kmpl.

 

Talking about the development of the Amaze, Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Company and Representative of Development, Purchasing and Production in Asia & Oceania Region said, "Honda Amaze is our most strategic model in the Indian market and has been developed with strong focus on Indian requirements."

 

 

Honda Amaze front profile

 

 

The sedan despite catering to a price sensitive consumer has been loaded with features that will make it a great prospect for any family. Electric Power Steering, Front and Rear power windows, keyless entry, 2DIN Integrated Audio (AM/FM,Mp3,USB,Aux-in), rear defogger, fuel consumption display, cup holders and exterior styling elements like body coloured ORVMs and front and rear bumpers add to the overall premium touch on the Amaze (Read : Honda Amaze Special Coverage).

 

Safety equipment is also impressive with driver seat belt reminders, WAVE key and a high mount stop lamp being offered as standard across all variants. ABS with EBD will be offered on all trims except the E, EX and S petrol variants. 

 

The Honda Amaze comes with a 2 years or 40,000 kms warranty as standard value for all customers. With a view to give the Amaze customers, a transparent and quality service experience, HCIL has offered an attractive Honda Care maintenance package for 2 years or 40,000 kms (whichever is earlier) for Rs 9,996 for Amaze Petrol and Rs 15,375 for Amaze Diesel.

 

The Honda Amaze is being manufactured at HCIL's facility in Greater Noida, U.P with localisation level of more than 90 per cent. Bookings for the car started from the 1st April 2013 and deliveries of the Amaze have begun from the 11th of April through the company's pan India sales network which presently comprises of 150 dealers and in 97 cities across India.

 

Honda Amaze variant-wise pricing details:

Variant

              Price Ex-showroom (Delhi)

            Price Ex-showroom (Mumbai)

E

(P) Rs 4.99 lakh / (D) Rs 5.99 lakh

(P) Rs 5.35 lakh / (D) Rs 6.49 lakh

EX

(P) Rs 5.24 lakh / (D) Rs 6.24 lakh

(P)  Rs 5.61 lakh / (D) Rs 6.74 lakh

S

(P) Rs 5.62 lakh / (D) Rs 6.67 lakh

(P) Rs 6.02 lakh / (D) Rs 7.07 lakh

VX

(P) Rs 6.66 lakh / (D) Rs 7.60 lakh

(P)  Rs 6.72 lakh / (D) Rs 8.01 lakh

S (AT)

(P) Rs 6.62 lakh

(P) Rs 7.05 lakh

VX (AT)

(P) Rs 7.50 lakh

(P) Rs 8.00 lakh

 

 

Honda Amaze Technical Specifications:

 

Honda Amaze Technical Specifications

 

 

Petrol

Diesel

Engine

Type

4 cylinder, SOHC, i-VTEC

4 cylinder, DOHC, i-DTEC

Displacement

1198cc

1498cc

No. of Valves

16

16

Power (PS @ rpm)

88 @ 6,000

100 @ 3,600

Torque (Nm @ rpm)

109 @4,500

200 @ 1750

Fuel Efficiency (km/l) (Claimed)

MT – 18.0

AT – 15.5

MT – 25.8

 

 

 

 

Transmission

Manual

5 Forward & 1 Reverse

5 Forward & 1 Reverse

Automatic

5-Speed

 

 

 

 

 

Dimensions

Overall Length (in mm)

3,990

3,990

Overall Width (in mm)

1,680

1,680

Overall Height (in mm)

1,505

1,505

Wheelbase (in mm)

2,405

2,405

Ground Clearance (in mm)

165

165

Kerb Weight (MT) (kg)

950-965

1,060-1,075

Kerb Weight (AT) (kg)

1,005-1,010

-

Tyre Size

175/65 R14

175/65 R14

Fuel Tank Capacity

35

35

Seating Capacity

5

5

Boot Space

400 litres

400 litres

 

 

 

 

Steering System

Type

Collapsible Electric Power Steering

Collapsible Electric Power Steering

Turning Radius (MT) (m)

4.5

4.5

Turning Radius (AT) (m)

4.7

-

 

 

 

 

Suspension System

Front

McPherson Strut

McPherson Strut

Rear

Torsion Beam

Torsion Beam

 

 

 

 

Brake System

Front

Disc

Disc

Rear

Drum

Drum

 

 

Got questions about the Amaze? Chat LIVE with ZigWheels Editor-in-Chief Adil Jal Darukhanawala and his team of experts on http://www.zigwheels.com/livechat/ from 3-6pm today and 12-3pm on April 12, 15-19th to get all your queries answered about the new sub-4-metre sedan from Honda.  

 

Related Honda Amaze stories:

Honda Amaze : FAQs

Honda Amaze : Road Test

Honda Amaze Price

Honda Amaze : All you wanted to know

Honda Amaze : ZigWheels Road Test Pics

Honda Amaze : ZigWheels First Drive Report

Honda Amaze : First Drive

Honda's new 1.6-litre diesel engine: In Pictures

Entry-level sedans in India compared : In Pictures!

Entry-level sedans in India : Comparison

 

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