4965 Honda Amaze, 12548 Maruti DZire and 1507 Chevrolet Sail sales in June 2013

honda_Amaze_Chevrolet_SailThis gives rise to a new war where Honda Amaze, Maruti DZire and Chevrolet Sail compete head on. These three compact sedans are suited for city travel and all have 1.2 litre petrol engines. The netry level variants are available at a price of below Rs 7 lakh, and feature comfort gives buyers value for money. Sail is available at a price of Rs 6.41 lakh for LT ABS version while Amaze VX price is set at Rs 6.64 lakhs. Maruti DZire ZXi price is Rs 6.51 lakh. 4965 Honda Amaze, 12548 Maruti DZire and 1507 Chevrolet Sail were sold in June 2013. Incidentally, all 3 have regsitered lower sales than May 2013.

Besides price front, each of these vehicles is also reasonably matched where power and performance are concerned. Sail engine offers 85 bhp and 11.52 kgm of pulling power. Amaze possesses 86.8bhp and has responsive acceleration time of 13.3 seconds from 0-100 kmph which is due to its light kerb weight of 965 kgs. Performance is superb while engine is sportier. However, DZire is even better when pulling power is taken into account. The vehicle is smooth and refined, offers 86 bhp though acceleration is not as fast as that seen in the Amaze.