,Honda is one of India’s leading car manufacturer. Honda currently has sub-4 meter sedan, premium hatchbacks and mid size sedans in their portfolio. Last year, Honda had discontinued their premium sedan Honda Civic and CR-V SUV from the market due to low demands. Now Honda Cars India Ltd has increased the prices of all their models that are currently available for sale. Out of all the models, Honda Amaze Diesel and WR-V Diesel have seen the highest hike. The new prices came into effect on 2 August, 2021.
Honda Amaze is the entry level model for Honda in India. It is also one of the best selling cars for Honda in the market. Honda launched the current version Amaze in the market couple of years ago. The Amaze is a sub-4 meter compact sedan and competes with cars like Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Hyundai Aura, Tata Tigor and Ford Aspire in the segment. Honda Amaze is available with both petrol and diesel engine options.
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The petrol version of the Amaze has seen a price hike under Rs 10,000 but, things are the exact opposite in case of diesel versions. The E MT variant has seen a price hike of Rs 98,055 while prices for S MT, S CVT, V MT, V CVT have been increased by Rs 84,305, Rs 84,206, Rs 84,305 and Rs 84, 305 respectively. The higher variant VX MT model has seen a price hike of Rs 77,306 while the VX CVT version gets a price hike of Rs 1.12 lakh.
Just like Honda Amaze, WR-V crossover has also seen a price hike. The petrol versions of the WR-V has seen a price hike under Rs 14,000 while the diesel SV MT trim gets a price hike of Rs 91,737 and the price for VX MT model has been increased by Rs 74,315. Honda Jazz BS6 version is only available with a petrol engine and it has seen a price rise under Rs 10,000 across the range.
Fifth generation Honda City sedan which is currently one of the most popular car in the segment has seen a price hike of Rs 16,239 across all the trims. The document also mentions that there is no change in ex-showroom prices of the fourth generation Honda City which is selling alongside fifth generation City.
Honda Amaze is currently the only sub-4 meter sedan in the segment to offer a CVT gearbox with a diesel engine. The petrol version of Honda Amaze is powered by a 1.2 litre i-VTEC engine that generates 88 Bhp and 110 Nm of torque. This engine is available with both manual and CVT gearbox options. The diesel version of Amaze is powered by a 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine that generates 98 Bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. It is available with both manual and CVT gearbox options.
Coming to WR-V, Honda made some cosmetic changes to this crossover as part of the BS6 transition. It is also available with both petrol and diesel engine options. It is also powered by a 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.5 litre diesel engine option just like Honda Amaze. Honda does not offer an automatic transmission with WR-V.
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