Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Auto

Honda Amaze 2016 launched in India

Auto firm Honda has launched the updated version of its compact sedan, the Honda Amaze 2016 in India with pre-orders starting from May 2016.

The diesel variants of the Amaze 2016 will be priced in between Rs 6.41 lakh and Rs 8.19 lakh (1.9 million naira to 2.4 million naira).

Its petrol variants are priced between Rs 5.29 lakh and Rs 8.19 lakh (1.6 million to 2.4 million naira) while automatic (CVT) variants will sell between Rs 8.19 lakh and Rs 7.19 lakh (2.4 million and 2.2 million naira).

When Honda launched the Amaze back in April 2013, it went on to become the firm’s top selling car. Its diesel variant especially took Honda’s sales figures to a new high.

In just sixteen months, Honda sold over one hundred thousand Amazes in India. President and CEO of Honda Cars India, Katsushi Inoue, said the firm is certain that the new Honda Amaze will be attracting even more consumers.

The changes made in the Amaze 2016 are mainly cosmetic in nature- a bit of nip and tuck which gives the car a fresh appeal. The vehicle sports an all new chrome grille along with new fog lamp bezels and revised bumpers.

Inside, it now comes with a new dash which is inspired from the forthcoming BR-V. There’s a new instrument cluster, a new touchscreen infotainment system, a bluetooth-enabled audio system and an automatic air conditioner.

There is no alteration as far as engines are concerned. The Honda Amaze will still be powered by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine from the Jazz and the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel motor.

The petrol engine makes 88PS of max power and 109Nm of peak torque whereas the diesel engine makes 100PS of max power and 200Nm of peak torque.

The engine will be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission however a CVT option will also be on offer.

Honda said airbags will be optional on all variants of the facelifted Honda Amaze and that it will be offered in a choice of six colours.