Japanese car manufacturer Honda has reportedly preponed its Amaze sedan launch in India for 16 April to 11 April.
According to the latest reports, the production of Amaze in India has already begun and Honda is planning to have 10,000 cars ready for the market before the launch. The company hopes to sell 12,000 Amaze units every month, reported Money Control.
Amaze will be an entry-level sedan from Honda and will be based on the Brio platform which was a success in India's small car segment. The new model will be pitted against Maruti Suzuki's Swift and Swift DZire models. On the mechanical front, the upcoming sedan is expected to pack a 1.5-litre i-DTEC Earth Dreams diesel engine.
Honda has not revealed other features of Amaze. It is expected that the vehicle will feature most of the specifications to suit the needs of Indian consumers at an affordable price. Motoroids earlier reported that Amaze will have "dual airbags, ABS with EBD, 8 spoke 14" alloy wheels, height adjustable driver's seat, rear defogger, ORVMs with turn indicators and rear seat arm rest with cup holders."
Recent reports said that the Amaze is up for bookings with an advance of ₹10,000. The company has not revealed details on its availability and pricing for India. It was speculated that Amaze will be priced between ₹5 lakh and ₹7.5 lakh.