Honda Motors India is all set to bring out an entry level sedan based on its popular hatchback Brio. This all new entry into the sub four meter diesel sedan from the stables of Honda has been named “Amaze”. It will also be available in a petrol version.
This car is presently under development and is likely to be launched in the first half of the year 2013. The car will be simultaneously launched in India and Thailand.
This car from Honda is much awaited as this would be the first diesel car in India. As per sources the car is likely to be equipped with 1.5 liter version of i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol car will be powered by 1.2 liter i – VTEC engine. Honda may also come up with an automatic version of the petrol Amaze.
Engineers at Honda are keeping the dimensions at below four meters, allowing for easy maneuverability, while the company also aims to offer more space within the vehicle. The sources also reveal that the sedan will weigh 26kgs more than Brio and is only 0.1 seconds slower when it comes to reaching the 100 kms mark from 0.
By slotting the car in the sub four meter category, the company is all set to take on the other giants like Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and TATA Indigo eCS.
Honda already has a growing base of customers in India and given the demand for diesel cars, the all new Amaze will surely amaze the consumers. If priced competitively, this new car can surely give other players a run for their money.
More details on the car are expected later this month.