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Friday, November 16, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Honda's first diesel -run sedans Amaze and City coming to India soon

The Japanese auto giant Honda motors has finally decided to disclose their long standing plans of entering in the diesel run car segment in the Indian market. The company is all set to strengthen their sedan portfolio by launched a new entry level sedan Honda Amaze and new Honda City in diesel version next year. The Amaze model is expected to be priced in the segment of sub Rs 7 lakh where it will be competing with the likes of Toyota Etios and Maruti Swift Dzire. It will be the first diesel run car of Honda in the Indian market which will come powered by a 1.5L i-DTEC turbo diesel engine which will be produced in the Indian market at the company's their Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.

Honda City


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It has been a long time since the company was looking forward to enter the diesel run car segment, where it has never been present so far. The absence of high in demand diesel variants has cost company a lot with its market share declining continuously. In recent past, a series of entry level and mid-sized sedans have entered in the Indian market and are available in both petrol and diesel version including the likes of Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid, Maruti SX4 diesel, Swift Dzire, Nissan Sunny and many more. With diesel cars much in demand, popular sedan Honda City has been witnessing a fierce competition from diesel run competitors.


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Now coming to the new entry level Honda Amaze, petrol version of which will be launched in the Thai market next month, will be carrying a length of less than 4 meters. It will help this model to qualify for lesser excise duty segment and to be priced competitively lower. The company plans to launch the diesel version of this sedan initially which will be followed by a petrol version after a few months.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Honda is offering a car which will come powered by a 1.5L i-DTEC turbo diesel engine.

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