After receiving tremendous response from buyers in the Indian market, Honda Amaze will be launched in Nepal during June 2013. The compact sedan managed to generate 22,000 bookings in India within just three weeks of its launch in April this year. In Nepal, three variants of the petrol-engined Amaze will be available. Additional features such as power folding mirrors, special heat deflecting windshields and Antilock Braking System (ABS) may also be available in these variants.
The Amaze is the first compact sedan ever to be launched by Honda Cars India. For the month of April, the Japanese auto maker managed to sell 4,852 units of the Amaze in the domestic market. Its petrol version, which will be sold in Nepal, is powered by a 1.2 litre i-VTEC engine that produces 87 bhp of power and 109 Nm of torque. This is the same powertrain which is used for the Brio hatchback.
For the neighbouring country of Nepal, the Amaze will be brought as a Completely Built Unit (CBU). It would have exactly the same features as its Indian counterpart. The base version of this vehicle is expected to be available for 2.6 million Nepali Rupees (Rs. 16.33 lakh).
Expressing his views on the new launch, Lomas Manandhar, Divisional Manager at Honda Car Showroom, Dhobighat (Nepal) said, “We’re very excited about the launch of this compact sedan in the Nepali market as it has already garnered a huge success in India and also as we have been receiving constant enquiries regarding this car.” He also added, “This car is well-received for its better performance and stylish looks.”
In India, it is the diesel variant of this vehicle which has really 'amazed' customers. The new i-DTEC engine developed by Honda is only 152 kg and develops a power of 99 bhp with a torque of 200 Nm. It gives the car a high fuel efficiency of 25.8 kmpl.