Honda today launched its much awaited family sedan, the Honda Amaze for the Indian market. The Amaze marks Honda’s entry into the diesel segment in Indian car market. Honda Amaze has been developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific located in Bangkok, Thailand following extensive market surveys in India on people’s driving needs and lifestyles. India is the first country to launch the Amaze with Honda’s latest i-DTEC diesel engine technology besides the successful i-VTEC petrol engine.
The All New Amaze powered by the 1.5L 4 cylinder DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine is the most fuel efficient car in the country with a certified mileage of 25.8 km/l, as per test data. The 1.5L i-DTEC engine has been developed exclusively for India considering Indian driving conditions and is based on the Honda’s latest Earth Dreams Technology realizing both excellent driving performance and offering matchless fuel economy. With an all-aluminum cylinder head joined to an open deck engine block, it is the lightest engine in its torque performing class.
The Amaze features host of Honda’s active and passive safety technologies including Dual SRS airbags, Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) which prevents wheel locking, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) which enhances braking performance, Pretentioner seat belts with load limiters and impact mitigating headrests. The ABS with EBD is being offered as standard across all Diesel and AT variants. The front body structure of the Amaze is equipped with Pedestrian injury mitigation technology designed to absorb impact energy.
The Amaze is available in 4 grades offered in Petrol and Diesel variants – E, EX, S and VX with Manual Transmission. Additionally, the Amaze will be available in Automatic Transmission in S and VX petrol grades. Honda Amaze will be available in six exciting range of colors – Majestic Blue Metallic (New and exclusive), Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Taffeta White. It comes with a 2 years or 40,000 kms warranty as standard value for all customers.