The Amaze accounted for nearly half of Honda’s sales in February 2019 and was responsible for 16 per cent YoY cumulative growth
Honda Cars India continues to have the Amaze as its most sold model in the country last month. The Japanese manufacturer registered a total of 13,527 units in February 2019 with YoY growth of 16 per cent – most for any automaker alongside Mahindra. The Amaze was responsible for almost half of the cumulative figure as 6,562 units were sold.
Compared to the same month in 2018, the Amaze posted a massive 603 per cent sales surge as only 933 units were retailed. Tides have been turned ever since the second generation Amaze broke into the Indian scenes in May 2018 and it set individual sales record by getting past 10,000 mark in July 2018.
The latest subcompact sedan managed to garner more than 63,000 units in just eight months it was present in 2018 and got past 9,000 units four times in a row. After making domestic debut at the 2018 Auto Expo, Honda introduced the brand new Amaze with big exterior and interior changes.
The design language has been upgraded to meet the latest styling philosophy followed by the brand and is based on a new architecture with bigger proportions. The interior has become more premium than before with dual-tone dashboard theme and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Multi-functional steering wheel with mounted controls, voice command, cruise control, reverse parking sensors with guidelines, in-built satellite navigation, LED position lamps, 15-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, rear cup holders and automatic climate control system are some of the other highlighting features.
It derives power from the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol making 89 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm at 4,800 rpm while the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel pushes out 99 bhp at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm. The standard manual transmission is accompanied by the first-in-segment diesel CVT. The Amaze is priced between Rs. 5.91 lakh and Rs. 9.12 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire and Hyundai Xcent.