Honda new diesel Amaze has reached a new milestone as the bookings for the sedan touched 22,000 units in less than three weeks after its launch in India.

The overwhelming response towards Honda Amaze is reportedly more than that gained by Maruti Suzuki's Swift Dzire which was launched a year ago. The number of queries and bookings for the all new Amaze comes at a time when the country's car industry has plunged from its previous glory. The new trend could be seen as good start for the market.

According to a Business Standard report, Honda Amaze dealers have noted that most of the queries have resulted into bookings. Apparently, the dealers have had a tough time dealing with the huge response from consumers and the company hopes that the current booking rate could make this one of its best selling cars. Apparently, the company has alloted two months waiting period for the vehicle in some cities considering the demand.

"With Amaze Honda has set on a new phase of growth in the country. Amaze has received tremendous response from the customers despite the slowdown in the industry. We are confident that Amaze will drive our growth in this fiscal," said Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice president (marketing & sales), HCIL.

Meanwhile, Honda reported sales of 8,488 units in April against 7,075 units in the same period last year. The company sold 1,628 units of Brio, 1,917 of the City sedan, 58 units of CRV and 33 units of Accord during the month of April.

Prices and Features of Honda Amaze

The base petrol variant comes for ₹4.99 lakh and the top two variants are priced ₹6.62 lakh and ₹7.5 lakh. The middle variants of the petrol model are priced between ₹5.62 lakh and ₹6.60 lakh. The diesel variants are priced as high as ₹7.60 lakh.

The petrol variant is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine and is expected to give a fuel efficiency of 18 kmpl. The diesel variant, developed specifically for the Indian market, comes with a 1.5 i-DTEC engine. This model is expected to give a fuel efficiency of 25.8 kmpl, making it the most fuel efficient diesel car in the Indian market.