Honda Car India introduced their BS6 portfolio with the launch of first the Civic and then the CR-V. However, both these vehicles were compliant only in the petrol guise. The diesel was still a BS4. In wake of this, HCIL has launched the first compliant diesel in the country. The Honda Amaze BS6 comprises of both petrol and diesel models. Honda has also managed to price the cars very competitively. The Honda Amaze BS6 price in India starts from Rs 6.09 lakh and goes all the way to Rs 9.95 lakh, ex-showroom. For the petrol, the price hike is Rs 8,000, the diesels have had theirs increased by Rs 80,000. Bookings have begun and depending on the states, the deliveries will take place in a phased manner.
Any new features in the Honda Amaze BS6?
Nope. That’s the short answer. Technically, there is the diesel particulate filter that has been added. HCIL is also using the NOx storage catalyst method. This means there is no requirement of addition of AdBlue. This will not add to the cost of running the vehicle. This aside, Honda has not tinkered with the power and torque configurations of the vehicle. In short, the Honda Amaze BS6 petrol makes 90PS of power and 110Nm of torque. As for the diesel, there is the 100PS/200Nm, 1.5-litre turbo unit. Honda offers a manual or CVT with both the engine options. Not even the claimed mileage has gone down and that’s fantastic.
Honda says that the Amaze is its bread and butter model. This is true given that the Amaze has been holding fort when sales of the City and other models were not so-encouraging. Honda has also ensured that the Amaze gets all the safety trappings including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and front seat belt reminder.