Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) will launch the all-new, 2018 Amaze compact sedan on the 16th of May. The Indian arm of the Japanese automaker has revealed that the first 20,000 customers of the Amaze will get a special offer in the form of an introductory price tag. This price will be hiked for customers who aren’t among the first 20,000. So, people who have pre-booked the Amaze stand to gain a chance of getting the car at a slightly more affordable price tag. With this statement coming directly from Honda, we expect the new Amaze to be priced extremely competitively.
Rajesh Goel, senior vice president for sales and marketing at Honda Cars India, said,
The response to the all-new Honda Amaze since its world premiere at the Auto Expo has been overwhelming. As a special gesture to all the Honda loyalists, who are booking the car even before knowing the price and variant details, we have decided to offer a special introductory price for the initial 20,000 bookings.
The Amaze will challenge the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the Hyundai Xcent, the Tata Tigor and the Ford Figo Aspire among other compact sedans sold in India. The car, which is in its second generation in the Indian market, is based on a totally new platform, which will underpin more Honda cars in future.
The 2018 Amaze will be sold with the same engines as its predecessors. This means the petrol motor will be a 1.2 litre, naturally aspirated 4 cylinder unit with 87 Bhp and 110 Nm on tap, while the diesel will be a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder turbocharged unit with 98.6 Bhp and 200 Nm. The petrol engine will get a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard, while the diesel will use a 6 speed manual.
Honda has decided to offer CVT automatic gearboxes on both petrol and diesel variants of the Amaze, making the car a class leader of sorts. Other key details of the new Amaze include totally revamped styling, which makes the car look quite unique among its competitors, new interior design, a digipad touchscreen infotainment unit and better fuel efficiency than before.