The highly awaited Honda compact sedan, the Amaze, has been spotted at an Indian Honda dealership. This is the first time we get to see the Indian version of the Amaze in the flesh. This car will be the first diesel car from Honda in India and has created quite a hoopla. But the Amaze spotted here is the petrol version. The diesel version is expected to be launched some time after the launch of the petrol. The Amaze spotted at the dealership is the top of the line, VX variant, which will also be offered on the Brio soon.
The Honda Amaze looks decently proportioned and does not seem too awkward looking like just a boot stuck (DZire) on the Brio. The differences from the Brio apart from the boot, is that the wing mirrors get integrated indicators and there are a different set of alloy wheels. The front grille too is different with a bigger spit chrome garnish with the chrome Honda logo in the centre. The front bumper is completely body coloured unlike the one with the black centre in the Brio.
The Honda Amaze gets higher ground clearance than the international version which is quite a necessity considering our road conditions. The Amaze sedan will be launched on 11th April 2013 at a price of around Rs. 5.5 lakhs to 7.5 lakhs. The petrol version seen here should be launched first and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine will be launched shortly after. This diesel engine in India from Honda may just change the game for the Japanese car manufacturer and steal away the game from Maruti Suzuki.
Honda has already started production of the Amaze since a few months now, thereby ensuring there will be no waiting period for the vehicle as soon as it is made available to customers in India. The Honda Amaze is a big product for the Japanese company and thus it will offer extended warranty, maintenance packages and exchange offers on the vehicle.
Source – Team-BHP