- Honda plans to introduce the new-gen Amaze diesel CVT in top-spec VX trim in India soon.
- Currently, the automatic CVT is only offered in the S and V variants of the Amaze.
- There is high demand for top-spec variants of Honda cars in the country.
Honda first showcased the new-gen Amaze at the 2018 Auto Expo. The compact sedan was launched in May and last month it became the first Honda to cross the 10,000 sales mark in a month. The Amaze debuted the first diesel CVT option in the country, however, it was available only in the mid-level S and V trims. Now, based on customer’s feedback, Honda is planning to introduce the diesel CVT option in top-spec VX variant of the Amaze.
According to Honda, there is plenty of demand for their top-of-the-line models. And as a result, the Japanese carmaker took steps to discontinue entry-level variants of its models and focus on the higher spec trims. The new-gen Amaze followed the same decision and garnered a lot of positive response from the customers. Currently, the Amaze has a waiting period of a month. But Honda wants to catch up with the demands and see through the monthly dispatch numbers in order to continue at current levels.
Adding the diesel CVT in top-spec VX trim will open up the portfolio for people willing to spend more for additional features in the compact sedan. The top-spec VX trim comes loaded with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, voice recognition and cruise control. The other features include reverse parking camera, steering mounted controls, voice command and one-touch windows with pinch guard. Given the inclusion of the CVT to the VX trim, these additional features will be combined with the convenience of a two-pedal setup.