Honda Amaze to get more fuel efficient
Popularity of the compact sedan segment in India has been rising exponentially for a very long time now. Such has been the segment’s rise in fame that the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire was able to beat the Maruti Suzuki Alto in June 2015 sales. We all love big cars don’t we? As a result of this, people opt for compact sedans over their hatchback counterparts solely because of the added boot, which makes the car look more upmarket, thereby improving the social status of the car buyer.
Maruti Suzuki leads the pack in the segment with the DZire and the Honda Amaze follows the first in terms of sales. Amaze was the very first car from the Honda stable to feature a diesel engine. The 1.5-litre i-DTEC is a smaller unit of the 1.6-litre diesel mill which was specifically developed for our country. The Amaze has the segment’s best power figures with the engine churning out 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque. Petrol power comes from the 1.2-litre i-VTEC unit which is also found on the Brio and newly launched Jazz hatchback.
One of the main advantages of the Honda compact sedan was its high fuel efficiency figure of 25.8 km/l. However, the DZire facelift overtook the Amaze not so long ago to offer a claimed mileage figure of 26.59 km/l. The upcoming Ford Figo Aspire also boasts of the same mileage figure as the current Amaze, but the American car offers 15 Nm more torque. Playing on the mileage game, Honda will soon be updating their compact sedan to deliver a higher fuel efficiency figure of around 27 km/l, in line with the new Jazz.
The new Amaze will not feature any changes in the design department as far as the interiors and exteriors are concerned, but might get a few additional features. Let’s see how the updated Amaze fares in the ever-so-competitive compact sedan segment when launched in India.
Source – Gaadiwaadi.com