What is the Honda Amaze?
Like the City, the Amaze is a car specially designed for emerging markets like Thailand and India. Incidentally, Honda says these are the two markets where they currently intend to sell the Amaze. The Amaze is based on the Brio, the hatchback that has lately given Honda much needed success in the mass market. To start off with a mid size car based on the compact Brio may sound weird. But lets not forget that segment leader Maruti Suzuki also traveled down this same road and the Dzire today enjoys enormous success.
The car is 3990mm long, with an increase in wheelbase by 60mm over the Brio. It's biggest USP is the rear cabin space, which despite the car being under the 4-metre mark has a knee room (930mm) similar to that of bigger brother, the City. Boot space too is generous at 400 litres.
Amaze will be the first Honda in India to have a diesel engine under the hood. With a segment best power and fuel efficiency rating of 100PS and 25.8kmpl from its 1.5-litre engine, the Amaze diesel promises to be fast and frugal. There is the 88PS 1.2-litre engine from the Brio on offer as well. While the diesel engine will come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission, the petrol will be offered with 5-speed manual and auto transmissions.
The Amaze then is Honda's answer to the compact, under 4-metre entry level segment boasting of presence from stalwarts such as Maruti Suzuki and Tata.
Starts Rs 6.32 Lakhs
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