Honda Amaze has been delivered to 88,000 customers in India as announced by the company. The Amaze was launched in April 2013 in India and was the first Honda car in India to get a diesel engine. It is also credited with spinning the revival of the company when the sales of all its models saw a dip.
Commenting on the success of the Amaze, Jnaneshwar Sen, senior vice president, marketing and sales, Honda Cars India said, “Honda Amaze has been a game changer in its segment and has enabled HCIL to reach out to so many new customers, bringing them into the Honda fold.”
The Honda Amaze is available in 11 variants and a choice of petrol and diesel engines. Powering the petrol is a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine producing 86bhp and 109Nm of torque mated to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic gearbox. The Earth dreams diesel engine is a 1.5-litre unit producing 98bhp and 200Nm of torque, it doesn’t get transmission options and can be bought with a five-speed manual gearbox.
If we go by the sales numbers the Amaze is averaging well over 6,000 units per month. While the figures suggest that the Amaze has done well for Honda, it is still a little further from the competition. The compact sedan segment leader is still the Maruti Dzire which sells more than the Amaze and the newly launched Hyundai Xcent put together until now. However, Honda will hope to sell more of the Amaze when its second plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan, runs at full steam.