Honda Amaze bookings open, launch on April 11

Honda has officially started taking bookings for the Amaze at its 150 dealers in 90 cities around India. The car is scheduled for a launch on April 11, and Honda’s website has a tell-tale countdown clock to the launch.

If you are planning to book a Honda Amaze, you could pay a token sum of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000 depending on the dealership. Prices for the Honda Amaze will be announced on April 11, with deliveries beginning immediately after that. CarToq community member Sandeep Mangat who has booked a Honda Amaze VX IDtec has been promised delivery on April 16, going to show that Honda has already planned for quick deliveries, to get one up on the Maruti Dzire. Also read: Honda Amaze VX diesel road test and review: An amazing package

Honda Amaze bookings open, launch on April 11

As of now there is no clarity on the number of variants that the Honda Amaze would come with, as that information wasn’t shared. We know for sure there will be three engine and power-train options for the car.

Honda Amaze likely variants

Honda Amaze Diesel variants

First up is the Honda Amaze 1.5-litre iDtec diesel engine that puts out 100PS (98.6 bhp) of power at 4000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. This engine will come only with a five-speed manual transmission option. Fuel efficiency is a claimed 25.8 kmpl.

The diesel will come in three trim variants, all of which will have ABS and EBD as standard features. We expect Honda to introduce an S-MT, V-MT and VX-MT, with prices for the diesel starting at about Rs. 6.3 lakh and going up to about Rs. 7.9 lakh, at a slight premium to the Maruti Dzire. Also see: Honda Amaze VX Diesel vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire ZDI: Features and specs compared!

Honda Amaze Petrol variants

The petrol Amaze will be powered by a 1.2 litre four-cylinder petrol engine putting out 87 bhp of power and 109 Nm of torque. This engine will come with a choice of either a five-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission. The automatic has a claimed mileage of 15.5 kmpl, while the manual transmission variant has a claimed mileage of 18 kmpl.

The petrol Amaze is likely to come in four variants, starting with an S-MT, V-MT, VX-MT and VX-AT, with prices starting at about Rs. 5.3 lakh, going up to Rs. 6.5 lakh, again with a slight premium to the Maruti Dzire line up.

The pricing is just a guesstimate keeping in mind that Honda is getting into the diesel market for the first time, and would like to slot the car in between the Honda Brio and the Honda City. Now that the Honda Jazz is no longer in the market, the Honda Amaze actually comes in as a pretty decent alternative to the Jazz, boasting of similar space and features that the endearing premium hatchback offered. Next year, when Honda reintroduces the new Honda Jazz, it is likely to have a bit of a positioning problem. ALSO WATCH: Honda Amaze diesel and petrol video review – Amazing twins

Share your thoughts on the Honda Amaze – what do you think Honda should price it at? Would a slight premium to the Maruti Dzire work?