The Honda Amaze, also known as the Honda Brio Amaze, is a four-door subcompact sedan produced by Honda. It is the sedan version of the Brio. Honda launched the Amaze in India on April 11, 2013 and was developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. located in Bangkok, Thailand. The Amaze is available in petrol and diesel engine. The Amaze is being manufactured at the company’s facility in Greater Noida, with a localization level of more than 90%. The petrol version is available in seven variants and the diesel version is available in five variants. Honda Car India is to introduce the facelift version of the Amaze compact sedan, which is to be launched by the end of 2015. But now the company is going to provide the market a CNG Engine variant with Kit price of Rs.54,315.
Honda Cars India (HCIL), one of the top selling car manufacturer in India, have launched the much-anticipated CNG-ready engine variant of the Amaze sedan. The new Amaze 1.2 S MT Plus variant is based on the standard Amaze petrol model is compatible for CNG fuel option. The Honda Amaze has been a popular choice to the likes Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent, and is the smallest sedan in car manufacture’s product portfolio for our car market. The Amaze was launched in India in 2013 and has already sold over 1.30 lakh units. The new variant with bi-fuel option of Petrol/ CNG is targeted at car buyers looking for an alternate fuel vehicle with decent performance and low running cost.
The Honda has now approved CNG kit will be fitted to the new variant 1.2 S MT Plus (i-VTEC) at Honda Dealerships located in cities where CNG fuel is available in the country. This CNG ready variant of Amaze has been specially tuned during production for CNG Conformity by way of optimizing the suspension, application of CNG specific engine components & specially prepared wiring harnesses to ensure high level of quality. The new variant will come with a 2-year warranty as standard value for all buyers.
Until now, Honda sold the Amaze with two engine options 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine with the spec-for-spec price difference between the two can be around Rs. 90,000. This means that the new Honda Amaze CNG, which commands a premium of roughly INR 50,000, slots in perfectly between the two engine options. Also, it provides the customer with wider range of buying options.
Commenting on the introduction of the new variant, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Honda Cars India said, “At HCIL, we constantly work towards enhancing customer experience through our products and services. We are extremely happy to bring the Amaze with a CNG option for our customers, which will not only be cheaper to run and maintain but also Eco-friendly to environment.”
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