Looking at the rendering (source) above, you can notice that it carries the same front and side-view as that in the Amaze. While, the rear seems rather disproportionate, probably due to the fact that it is based on Honda’s CR-V.
Honda launched their first car with diesel engine in India last month. The 1.5L i-DTEC engine that powers the Amaze, delivers 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque, with an impressive mileage of 25.8 kmpl (making Amaze the most fuel efficient car in India). Obviously, the car is in great demand, and within the first three week’s of its launched, Honda amassed over 22,000 bookings for the same.
With specs like these, it is difficult to contain this engine under the hood of just one car. Obviously Honda will want to take this engine to their other car’s, starting with Brio, Jazz, and City. Though Honda has not revealed anything solid, their MD, Hironori Kanayama has stated that they have begun their counter attack in the Indian auto industry. He even added that they are currently studying the market for small car’s and utility vehicles.
Honda’s road-map for India till 2015 reveals, the launch of Brio based MPV in second half of 2014, diesel models of City and new Jazz in 2014, Jazz based crossover in 2015, Brio with diesel engine, and domestic sales target of 200,000 units by 2015.