Honda's first diesel car to be called Amaze
NEW DELHI, Nov 09, 2012 (Menafn - Mint - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --Honda Motor India Pvt. Ltd said on Friday that it would enter the country's diesel car segment with an entry-level Sedan called Amaze.
Sales of the local unit of Honda Motor Co. Ltd have been dented because of car buyers' preference for vehicles fueled by diesel, which is much cheaper than petrol. Honda at present doesn't have a diesel offering in the Indian market.
The Amaze will be based on the same platform as the Honda hatchback Brio. A petrol version of the car will be launched in Thailand; in India, consumers will have a choice between the petrol and diesel versions. It will announce details of the car later this month in Thailand. In India, the Amaze will be launched in the year starting April.
"Honda plans to introduce this model to accommodate the diversifying needs of customers in automobile markets in Asia where competition is intensifying," the firm said in a statement. "The model will be equipped with a gasoline engine in Thailand. In India, the Honda Amaze will be available with a petrol engine and a newly-developed diesel engine and will be positioned in the entry-level sedan segment."
The car maker said the car will be available at an affordable price, thanks to efforts made in local sourcing of components and production.
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