9,644 units of Honda Amaze sold in August 2018, thereby claiming the second spot in the C1-segment sales. Maruti Dzire, with 21,990 units, remains the undisputed leader
The new-gen Honda Amaze has been pretty quick with receiving a great response from the entry-level sedan buyers. In August 2018, Honda Cars India managed to sell 9,644 units of its sub-4-meter sedan. This is a massive 400% sales growth for the Maruti Dzire-rival, which sold only 1,928 units in August 2017. In spite of 2% decline in the overall sales, which could be mostly because of the Kerala floods, the Amaze kept the sales momentum at Honda Cars India pretty high.
The Honda Amaze has been perched atop the tenth spot on the top 10 selling cars for three months in a row. The small sedan is already the best selling car in the manufacturer’s portfolio. Interestingly, however, in spite of the rather stellar sales success, the new Amaze has pretty much failed to leave a dent in the sales of the Maruti Dzire. With a total of 21,990 units sold last month, the Dzire continues to be the unchallenged leader of its segment.
The latest generation Honda Amaze is on sale with both petrol and diesel engine options. Moreover, both the engines can be bought with either a manual transmission or a CVT automatic. In fact, the Honda Amaze is the only compact sedan in the entire country to offer an optional CVT with a diesel engine.
The petrol version of the Honda Amaze is powered by a 1.2-litre motor that offers a maximum power of 90 PS along with a peak torque of 110 Nm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission. A CVT automatic is optional. On the other hand, the diesel version gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that outputs 100 PS and 200 Nm. It comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The CVT-equipped diesel engine variant, however, makes do with lower outputs. The Amaze diesel CVT offers a maximum power of 80 PS along with a peak torque of 160 Nm. In most likelihood, Honda would have de-tuned the motor in interests of fuel economy.
The Honda Amaze range starts at Rs 5.8 lakh. The top-of-the-line diesel model has an ex-showroom price of Rs 9.11 lakh. The cheapest automatic variant costs Rs 7.5 lakh and its diesel counterpart costs Rs 8.51 lakh. Other than the Maruti Dzire, the new Amaze also rivals the Volkswagen Ameo, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent, and Tata Zest.