The Honda Amaze has been fully revealed in new photographs now on the Internet. The car is being unveiled in Thailand this week. Honda plans to introduce the Amaze in both petrol and diesel variants in the Indian market in April 2013.
The Honda Amaze will feature Honda’s first diesel engine for the Indian market. It is a 1.5 litre iDtec engine that is expected to be extremely fuel efficient giving around 24 kmpl of mileage. Also read: Honda Amaze driven, gets positive initial reviews
If you look at the full exterior photos of the Brio-based sedan the Honda Amaze, you can see some connection to the older Honda City in terms of the styling that has been carried out to the car. It features the same double triangle styling that the Brio has, but takes this even further with a sharp crease along the side extending into the boot.
The front has a twin-slat chrome grille and a different looking bumper to differentiate it from the Brio hatchback. From the rear, the car looks quite familiar, because it has styling similar to the Honda City. The tail-lamps neatly wrap around the boot lid, which is quite high set. The car looks a little narrower than the City, but does not look like it’s a hatchback with a boot bolted on. It looks very proportionate as well.
This 1.5-litre iDtec unit from Honda is its first diesel engine. The car will also be available with the 1.2 litre 89 bhp petrol engine that is in the Honda Jazz and the Honda Brio. But it’s this diesel engine that will be a game-changer for Honda. The engine is likely to put out 90 bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque, which would give the Honda Amaze excellent driving characteristics for the city. The engine develops its torque cleanly from as low as 1200 rpm, which makes for easy driving. It has a light clutch and a slick shifting five-speed manual transmission mated to it.
The diesel Amaze will be more powerful than the Maruti Dzire, its chief rival. What also works in favor of the Amaze is a larger 420 litre boot, compared to just 316 for the Maruti Dzire. The car is expected to be priced between Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh. Also read: Upcoming cars from Honda
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Photos courtesy: Autocar India