In Nepal, Honda Amaze comes with a 1.2 liter four cylinder SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine offering peak output of 88 PS at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 109 Nm at 4,500 rpm, reports eKantipur. Diesel option is not on offer. Amaze petrol has fuel economy of 18 kmpl for manual transmission and 15.5 kmpl for its automatic transmission. Plenty of cabin and boot space, the Amaze comes in with a host of safety features which include dual SRS airbags, anti lock brake system preventing wheel locking and electronic brake distribution besides seat belts with load limiters and impact mitigating headrests.
Amaze is offered in six external color schemes of Majestic Blue Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Taffeta White. This new family sedan has already raked up many inquiries in Nepal and STC hope to sell around 320 cars in the first year itself. Price for the EMT variant is at NPR 2.55 million (INR 15.97 lakhs), EXMT at NPR 2.65 million (INR 16.59 lakhs), and SMT at NPR 2.85 million (INR 17.85 lakhs). In Nepal too, Amaze has it’s main competitor in the form of Maruti Suzuki DZire and Ford Fiesta Classic.
Padma Jyoti, Chairman, Jyoti Group, which is the parent to STC, says, “The Honda Amaze is powerful yet fuel efficient, comfortable yet spacious and stylish yet affordable. We are aiming to sell around 320 units of the car in the first year. We have been receiving many queries about the vehicle ever since its launch in the Indian market; and now since the vehicle has been launched here, we are expecting to see a very good sales volume.”
Shigeru Yamazaki, director and senior vice-president – sales and marketing, Honda too expects Amaze to amaze everyone in Nepal. He says, “The car was launched in Nepal shortly after its Indian launch (where it has registered 22,000 bookings in 2 months). Amaze has exceeded our expectations, and thus we are pretty hopeful about its performance in the Nepal market.”