After giving the Amaze a mild update recently, Honda is now planning to launch an RS variant of the compact sedan.
The Honda Amaze is one such compact sedan who’s sales have been fluctuating every month. While it gets left behind its rivals at times, it also marches ahead of them at times. Just recently in December we saw how the Amaze sold in more units than the Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest. It seems Honda really wants to up the game and recently introduced a new variant of the Amaze that comes with a new AVN system and a full black dashboard. Now, a body-kit variant of the Amaze has been spied and we think Honda might launch it as the Amaze RS, just like the Mobilio RS which too gets a body kit.
The Honda Amaze RS will come with cosmetic additions like front and rear bumper skirtings, side skirting, muffler tip, lip spoiler and protective door mouldings with a chrome strip. These additions make the Amaze look much better than what it looks without these add-ons. However, it is unclear whether the Amaze RS will be a limited edition variant or will it be available for sale for a long time.
Currently, the Honda Amaze is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine producing 87 BHP of power and 109 Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine giving out 99 BHP of power and 200 Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Amaze is priced between Rs. 5.19 – 8.20 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it is expected that the RS variant will be priced at a slight premium. There will be no mechanical changes to the vehicle and one can expect the accessories on the RS variant to also be offered at the dealer level.
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