Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has just launched a special edition of their entry level car offering – the Amaze compact sedan. The Honda Amaze Special Edition starts from Rs. 7 lakh, ex-shhowrom Delhi, and is based on the S trim. The Honda Amaze special edition is available with two engine options, both BS6 compliant.
The petrol engine is the 1.2 liter i-VTEC 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated unit with 88 Bhp-110 Nm outputs while the diesel engine is the 1.5 liter-4 cylinder all aluminium turbocharged unit with 98.6 Bhp-200 Nm outputs with the manual gearbox, and 80 Bhp-160 Nm outputs in the CVT trim. Both engines get manual and CVT automatic gearbox options on the S trim, and the same are on offer in the special edition models as well.
Variant-wise price split for the compact sedan’s special edition model is as follows:
- Special Edition Petrol Manual – Rs 7,00,000
- Special Edition Petrol CVT – Rs 7,90,000
- Special Edition Diesel Manual – Rs 8,30,000
- Special Edition Diesel CVT – Rs 9,10,000
Key highlights on the Honda Amaze special edition model include:
- Digipad 2.0 – 17.7 cm Touchscreen Advanced Display Audio System
- New Body Graphics
- Restyled Seat Covers
- Sliding Armrest for the driver to make long drives more enjoyable
- Special Edition Logo and Badging
Mr. Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President & Director, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd. had this to say on the introduction of the Amaze special edition,
We are extremely delighted to offer the Special Edition of Amaze ahead of festive season. The Amaze S Grade is one of the highest selling grades of the model. With the inclusion of smart new features in the Special Edition based on S Grade, the overall package has a freshness at a very attractive price. We are confident that this Special Edition will be well received by our customers for the enhanced value it offers.
The Amaze competes with other compact sedans sold in India, namely the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Aura, Xcent, Tata Tigor and the Ford Aspire. The car gets a distinct, coupe-like form factor that seems inspired much larger Honda Civic from some angles. The 2nd generation Amaze was introduced 2 years ago, at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The car has been a steady seller for Honda right from launch. A key selling point of the Amaze is that it’s the only car in its segment to offer a smooth shifting CVT automatic gearbox with both petrol and diesel engines. No other car in the segment offers an automatic gearbox on the diesel variant. So, those interested in both convenience and fuel efficiency may pick the Amaze Diesel.