Japanese carmaker Honda has added a feather to its cap with its compact sedan Amaze crossing sales milestone of 2 lakh units in India. The Amaze, the sub-four meter compact sedan, was launched in India in 2013.
Honda Amaze was the first car from the Japanese car-maker to come equipped with diesel engine in the country. The car, which is touted as "family sedan," has had a tremendous journey in three years and the company recently updated the Amaze with new features.
The Amaze continues to be powered by the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, tuned to churn out 87bhp and a peak torque of 109Nm, and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor that can belt out 99bhp of power and peak torque of 200Nm. The transmission is taken care of by 5-speed manual and CVT gearboxes. The Amaze is the first model in its segment to get CVT unit. The Amaze competes against the likes of Maruti Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Figo Aspire.
"Honda Amaze has established itself as a very successful entry sedan in the Indian market. During the span of 3 years, it has achieved sales milestone of 2, 00,000 units bringing new customers into Honda fold. The car has been extremely popular in both big and smaller cities due to its strong value offering and Honda's core strengths of quality, durability and reliability. We are extremely thankful to all our customers for their continuous support and faith in the brand," Jnaneswar Sen, sr. vice president of Marketing and Sales, Honda Cars India, said in a statement.
Honda has reportedly also started working on the next-gen Amaze compact sedan in Japan, and the model is expected to hit the assembly line in India in 2018. It was being reported that the new Amaze will pack more safety features as Honda plans to ensure that its models meet the mandatory safety norms, which will come into effect by 2020.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]