The recently launched new-gen Honda Amaze has been rather quick with garnering a very favourable response from the market. As per a new report, Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) sold as many as 10,180 units of the Amaze last month, which is the highest-ever monthly sales figure for any Honda car in India. Moreover, the compact sedan accounted for as much as 51 percent of Honda’s total sales in the month of July 2018. Thanks to the great response that the new Amaze has received, the carmaker also recorded its best-selling month ever, with total sales of 19,970 units.
It’s the mid-spec S trim of the petrol MT model that accounts for the majority of sales. Going by the company figures, there’s a 64-36 split in sales of petrol and diesel engine variants of the latest Amaze. The split between manual and automatic transmission variants stands at 74-26. It may be noted here that only the S and V trims of the new Amaze offer an optional CVT.
The new-gen Honda Amaze compact sedan is on sale with both petrol and diesel engine options. Also, both the motors can be ordered with either a manual transmission or a CVT automatic. It’s noteworthy here that the new-gen Honda Amaze is the only diesel-powered compact sedan to offer an optional CVT. The petrol engine of the new Amaze displaces 1.2-litres and outputs a maximum power of 90 PS along with a peak torque of 110 Nm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission as standard. A CVT automatic is optional. The diesel engine on offer displaces 1.5-litres and offers a maximum power of 100 PS along with a peak torque of 200 Nm with a five-speed manual transmission. With the CVT, however, the engine offers reduced maximum power and peak torque figures of 80 PS and 160 Nm, respectively.
Currently, the Honda Amaze range starts at Rs 5.6 lakh. The fully-loaded diesel automatic model costs Rs 9.0 lakh. The base petrol automatic variant costs Rs 7.4 lakh while the least priced diesel automatic version has been priced at Rs 8.4 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). The new-gen Honda Amaze rivals the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the Hyundai Xcent, and the Ford Aspire.
Source – Autocar India