Japanese car manufacturer Honda said that its upcoming Brio Amaze sedan will give a fuel efficiency of 26 kmpl, reported The Economic Times.

Seeking to make up for its late entry diesel car segment, Honda had upped the mileage factor in the Brio Amaze sedan. The vehicle is expected to launch with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that will produce 98bhp and 300Nm of torque, making it the most fuel efficient diesel car in the Indian market which is led by Tata Motors, Maruti and Hyundai.

"It's the first all-aluminum diesel engine in the country with some amazing class leading capabilities of fuel efficiency and power," Honda Car India senior vice president (marketing & sales) Jnaneshwar Sen told ET.

It was earlier reported that the production of the Amaze sedan has already begun and Honda is planning to have 10,000 cars ready ahead of the launch. The company hopes to sell 12,000 Amaze units every month.

The entry-level Amaze sedan will be based on the Brio platform which was a success in India's small car segment. The vehicle will be pitted against Maruti Suzuki's Swift and DZire models.  Apart from its 1.5-litre i-DTEC Earth Dreams diesel engine, other features of Amaze are not known yet.

Recent reports said that the Amaze sedan is up for bookings with an advance of ₹10,000. Honda has not revealed details of its availability and pricing for India. It was speculated that the vehicle will fall in the ₹5-₹7.5 lakh range and will launch on 11 April.