It is a year since Honda launched the Amaze compact sedan in India, in the process embarking on a sales resurrection of sorts. The Amaze was the first ever diesel powered car from Honda for India and the compact sedan has been a strong seller for the Japanese automaker right from word go. Honda has put over 80,000 units of the Amaze on Indian roads over the past year.
Sharp pricing on the back of heavy localization and an ultra frugal (ARAI rated 25.8 Kmpl) 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine have been two major selling points of the Amaze compact sedan. To commemorate the car’s first year anniversary in India, Honda has launched the Anniversary Edition of the car.
The Amaze Anniversary Edition gets a bunch of accessories that are mainly exterior visual enhancements. On the inside, the Amaze Anniversary Edition model gets artificial leather seat covers and a wood finish on the center console. The Anniversary Edition accessory pack is priced at a hefty 71,861 rupees and can be specified with the S Petrol and VX Diesel variants of the Amaze.
Here’s the list of accessories that the Anniversary Edition Amaze brings to the table:
- Front bumper skirting
- Side skirts
- Boot lid spoiler
- Rear bumper skirting
- Chrome tipped exhaust finisher
- Door visors
- Wood finish center console
- Beige artificial leather seat coversThe Amaze is sold with 1.2 liter i-VTEC petrol (87 Bhp-109 Nm) and an 1.5 liter i-DTEC turbo diesel (98.6 Bhp-200 Nm) engines. The car’s petrol engine gets a 5 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearboxes while the diesel powered variants make do with a 5 speed manual gearbox.The Amaze goes head to head with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent compact sedans. Competition in the compact sedan segment has risen with the advent of the Hyundai Xcent. Therefore, the Anniversary Edition version of the Amaze comes at an opportune moment, serving to build some buzz around Honda’s compact sedan.