The sales of Amaze, the compact sedan offering of Honda have touched 88,000 milestones in India, announced the company.
Launched in April last year, the Honda amaze, the Japanese auto maker's first offering in the diesel segment is a runaway success, claiming to have clocked a sales figure of 88,000 since its launch. The sub-4 meter sedan, also called 'family car' comes in both petrol and diesel options in the country. Amaze's petrol variant is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine and gives a fuel efficiency of 18 kmpl.
The diesel variant, developed specifically for the Indian market, comes with a 1.5 i-DTEC engine. This gives a mileage of 25.8 kmpl, making it the most fuel-efficient diesel car in the Indian market. The Honda Amaze has also made it to the top three best selling compact sedan in the country.
"Living up its positioning in the market, Honda Amaze has certainly changed many lives with one car. Honda Amaze has been a game changer in its segment and has enabled HCIL to reach out to so many new customers, bringing them into the Honda fold. It is Honda's constant endeavor to provide freshness to our products and create excitement in the market," Motoroids quoted Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd.
In May, Honda posted growth of 17.8 percent in its domestic sales. The company sold 13,362 units in May 2014, as against the 11,342 units in May 2013. The company's family car Amaze's sales figure alone stood at 4,752 units for the month of May.
Honda, which has aggressive plans for the Indian market is also expected to launch its first MPV Mobilio and Jazz diesel in the country in coming months.
Honda Mobilio, a car which was first seen at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo has been rumoured for India launch quite some time now. Built on Honda's popular Brio hatchback platform, Honda's new Mobilio MPV will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines in the country. The petrol model of the car will pack 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor, which can churn out a power of 117bhp, and the diesel variant will come with 98bhp, 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit, which powers Honda's popular City and Amaze. The engine will come mated to a five-speed manual and CVT gearbox.
Moving on to the 2014 Jazz, the India-bound version of the latest Jazz is expected to come in both petrol and diesel engine variants. The petrol version of the Jazz is speculated to pack the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that powers Amaze and Brio. It can generate a power of 87 bhp, with a torque of 110 Nm at 4,800 rpm. The diesel Jazz is likely to pack a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor, which can pump in 100 PS of power and 200 Nm torque.