A bold step
It's almost a year since Honda introduced the Amaze with its first diesel engine in the country. The rest, as the saying goes, is history. The Amaze, with its 1.5 liter i-DTEC engine, boasted of a class-leading fuel efficiency of 25.8kmpl. This standard was broken by the City, with 26kmpl.
Honda achieved numerous milestones last year. Most of the credit for this goes to the Amaze, while the City's contribution was less, as it was launched in December 2013.
The Amaze, which was Honda's first compact sedan and was based on the Brio's platform, was launched on April 11, 2013.
The Japanese auto maker received good response to the Amaze and the waiting period for the sedan shot up during the initial period. Honda worked hard to reduce this waiting period and managed to bring it down to one or two weeks.
The success of Amaze paved the way for a diesel version of the City, which helped it to regain the top spot in C-segment. The Amaze also dented the sales of its biggest competitor - Maruti Suzuki's Swift Dzire - and despite a slowdown in the auto sector last year, the Amaze managed to perform well.Text
: Charu Kishnani, Car Dekho
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