Honda’s best selling car is the Amaze which has sold more than 60,000 units so far since its launch in India. Honda introduced it in April last year in 4 trims/grades. In an official press release which has just hit our inbox, Honda announces the introduction of a new ‘SX’ grade to the lineup.
If you look closely at the Amaze’s current lineup, there is a big gap of almost a lakh between the Amaze ‘S’ and Amaze ‘VX’ for both petrol and diesel. To plug this gap, Honda has introduced the new variant ‘SX’ which sits right in between these two variants and is now the second to top trim after VX. Amaze SX is priced at Rs 6,22,640 and Rs 7,12,240 for petrol and diesel respectively.
Amaze SX is being made available in both petrol and diesel but is limited to the manual transmission only. As is obvious, all the features of ‘S’ variant have been carried over and in addition the SX trim offers front dual airbags. Diesel Amaze offers ABS on all variants and now the petrol Amaze SX will also offer ABS (apart from the already existent VX trim).
Introduction of the SX trim takes the total tally of Amaze variant offerings to 12 which we will list a little later. Honda also announces that the ‘S’ variant has been the largest selling for the company and introduction of the SX is just an extension to the same.
Honda Amaze New Line-Up & Prices: (All prices ex-showroom Delhi)
- Honda Amaze 1.2 E MT: Rs 5.2 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.2 EX MT: Rs 5.48 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.2 S MT: Rs 5.87 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.2 SX MT: Rs 6.22 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.2 VX MT: Rs 6.85 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.2 S AT: Rs 6.88 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.2 VX AT: Rs 7.76 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.5 E MT: Rs 6.19 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.5 EX MT: Rs 6.46 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.5 S MT: Rs 6.87 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.5 SX MT: Rs 7.12 Lakh
- Honda Amaze 1.5 VX MT: Rs 7.77 Lakh
Honda Amaze SX continues to be powered by the same 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine capable of churning out 88PS of power and 109Nm of torque . On the other hand the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine that also powers the New City produces 100ps of power and 200Nm of torque and is capable of returning a rated fuel efficiency of 25.8kmpl.
With increase in competition, manufacturers are playing and shuffling variants strategically to make them more luring. Hyundai is also doing such an exercise with their largest selling Verna sedan (details).
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