Has the new Honda diesel Amaze’d Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire?
There is not a doubt that Maruti Suzuki DZire is the competitor A for Honda Amaze in India. DZire is priced in the range of Rs 4.90 lakhs to Rs 7.50 lakhs and manages to register 15,000 unit sales on average every month.
Honda Amaze is yet to get a price tag, but considering the premium-ness, which Honda Cars India wants to maintain, expect the sedan to be costlier than the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire. We don’t know how much costlier, but unless, Honda wants to amaze their buyers in India, expect the Amaze to be costlier by about Rs 75k to 1 lakh, variant on variant, as compared to the DZire.
The Honda Amaze diesel will feature their all new 1.5L i-DTEC Earth Dreams diesel engine. It will deliver 100 PS (98 bhp) and 200 Nm torque, as compared to DZire’s 75 PS and 190 NM. Amaze also delivers a better mileage at 25.8 kmpl, as compared to DZire’s 23.4 kmpl.
But will these figures matter to those car buyers in India, who are drawn towards brand Maruti due to its extensive service network and cheaper parts? The answer is no. But then, the Honda Amaze is not for those either.
Remember, Honda India does not want to generate as many sales as the DZire generates. They are here with the Amaze for those buyers who wanted more out of their DZire’s. Even though the Amaze is their smallest sedan at 3990 mm, there is no compromise made on handling, driving pleasure or safety. The Amaze carries the same DNA as any other Honda car, except the diesel is a bit noisy. So the question now is, what will you prefer?