Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL) has introduced a new Petrol/ CNG bi-fuel version of its Amaze compact sedan. Christened the Amaze 1.2 S MT Plus, the new variant is available from today onwards in the cities where the alternative fuel is on offer. Commenting on the introduction of the new variant, Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Honda Cars India said, “At HCIL, we constantly work towards enhancing customer experience through our products and services. We are extremely happy to bring the Amaze with a CNG option for our customers, which will not only be cheaper to run and maintain but also eco-friendly.”
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March 11, 2014
With the launch of new City, the Japanese carmaker, Honda, registered unprecedented growth with an overall monthly domestic sales of 14,543 units in February'14. The growth graph has increased to 123%, and undoubtedly the recently launched Honda City contributed maximum to it. The scenario has totally altered with the new City beating the ever since segment leader, Hyundai Verna to top the sales charts. The company sold 7213 units of City in a small time-frame as it was launched only in the January'14. The prime factor responsible for such outstanding performance of City is the introduction of diesel engine in it.
February 19, 2014
With the introduction of diesel powered vehicles- Honda Amaze and City in particular, the Honda India has observed unprecedented growth in their sales figures. The company rev up with its second manufacturing unit at Tapukara, Rajasthan, and is all-set to inaugrate the same on February 24. The new maufacturing unit is intended to bridge the gap between the supply and demand numbers, thereby deal better with customers in India. And still if the demand is not fulfilled properly, then the company may start on with additional shifts at the unit.
February 05, 2014
The Japanese carmaker, Honda, has finally entered into the country's growing MPV segment by introducing its much-anticipated Honda Mobilio at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. The vehicle was first unveiled at the 2013 Indonesian Motor Show, where it received an overwhelming response from the prospective buyers. It will be made available in both petrol and diesel guise. Based on the versatile Brio platform, the MPV will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Evalia and Chevrolet Enjoy.
January 22, 2014
At the 2012 Indian Auto Expo, Honda only had one product, facelifted City, to showcase. However, this year's Auto Show will see a series of Honda cars including much anticipated Jazz, Mobilio and Accord Hybrid. Moreover, the company will have a world premiere of a new crossover- Honda Vision XS-1, which previews Honda's future crossover MPVs.
January 18, 2014
Honda that launched the Vezel Urban SUV in Japan on 19th of December, has received an outstanding response from the buyers. Within the span of 24 days from the launch, the company bagged bookings for 24,900 Vezel in the market. Based on Honda's Urban SUV Concept, the Vezel is the company's first ever compact SUV.
Earlier it was speculated that this SUV will also make its way to India, but with the regular depreciating rupee value and high cost has forced the manufacturer to drop its plan. In Japan, the Vezel is available in two different set of powertrains. It is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. While, the hybrid model gets the newly formulated sport hybrid i-DCD powertrain, which combined a 1.5-litre petrol mill with a 30bhp electric motor. Both variants are available in 2WD and 4WD drivetrains.
The Vezel Urban SUV will be launched in the European markets by the mid of 2014, while the US launch likely to happen by the early 2015.
January 15, 2014
Honda Cars India has silently introduced a new "SX" variant of Honda Amaze with added safety features in India. The new SX variant is positioned above the "S" variant and is being offered in both petrol and diesel guise. while the petrol SX is tagged at Rs. 6.22 lakh, the oil burner is tagged at Rs. 7.12 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
November 20, 2013
Honda's first diesel for the Indian market comes in the form of the Amaze sedan. Based on the Brio hatchback.Honda Amaze is a real beauty in every way from a company, which won awards internationally for its technical excellence and manufacturing marvels. Honda was always among the few international companies, which actually succeeded in enjoying a constant and even ever increasing fan base and customer base in India. Honda City offered by the company still remains one of the most successful vehicles in its segment. Ever since the Amaze was launched it raised a lot of customers waiting for the launch so as to grab one of these economic luxury vehicles. As a vehicle it is certainly ahead of its contemporaries. It definitely has something new to offer in terms of power, performance, looks and the price too.
December 28, 2012
Japanese auto giant, Honda that launched the new generation Honda CR-V in the UK in October is now all set to roll out the similar vehicle in India as well. We brought you the official images and details about the car back in September 2012, now it seems that the launch is quite near. Our sources have confirmed that the existing CR-V has been officially discontinued, and the 2013 CR-V will come in March 2013. And what has made us believe on this further is the fact that Honda Cars India has removed the current generation CR-V from its official website now, which means the car has already been discontinued and soon their will be the next generation Honda CR-V.
The next generation CR-V has certainly got better in most departments than its predecessor be it the quality, refinement or practicality. But there will still not be the diesel version of the vehicle in India, so India might have to wait for another year to get the diesel CR-V. Pricing too has not been announced by the company as of now, we are expecting it to be between Rs. 20 and 24 lakh, which will make it an ideal competitor of Outlander and BMW X1 Petrol.Dimension wise, the new Generation CR-V get shorter and lesser in length than the outgoing version. For the first time Honda CR-V will be available with a choice of two and four-wheel drive option. Moreover the new model takes on a more assertive and aerodynamic stance with a bolder nose section.The front bumper is joined by a horizontal three-bar grille and deep-set headlights. The lower front bumper is designed to convey SUV capability with a generous approach angle.
December 26, 2012
Japanese automaker Honda has got a reason to be happy this Christmas as its flagship SUV CR-V has been crowned as the '4x4 of The Year' by the prestigious publication Total 4x4. This is the first ever award won by the 2013 CR-V, which was launched in UK recently. 2013 Honda CR-V is being manufactured at Honda's Swindon facility, and is being sold in United Kingdom.The competition was fierce and the magazine’s test team pitted the Honda against several key rivals in the ‘Medium SUV’ segment. Sweeping them aside it took class honours, making it a contender for the overall ‘best of the best’ title, which it duly won. It’s an outstanding achievement for such a new vehicle.
Total 4x4 Magazine’s testing process is a comprehensive one, ranging from interior quality, comfort and practicality to repeated drives of a set road route by different judges. The publication’s editor, Alan Kidd, commented: “Never before have there been so many likely candidates for the overall title. However, from the moment we started crawling around inside the CR-V, it was clear Honda had hit the jackpot. The quality of its interior is on a par with the best, and its flexibility is exceptional – and that was before we actually drove it.”He continued: “Seldom has a new 4x4 put such a big tick in so many boxes. It takes an awful lot to impress us these days. The new CR-V didn’t just impress us – it made our jaws drop.” Dave Hodgetts, Managing Director of Honda (UK), was thrilled with the honour. “For the new CR-V to take its first award so soon after launch is a real festive treat for everyone and a fantastic way to end the year. We hope it will be the first of many.” The new CR-V is in dealerships now with prices starting from £21,395 OTR (Rs 19.04 lakhs) for the base entry level 2.0 i-VTEC S grade 2WD model. 2013 Honda CR-V has been launched some time back in South Africa and it is expected to be launched in India as well, the car might see an Indian launch by early 2013.
September 03, 2012
The Japanese car maker Honda Siel Cars India has introduced automatic transmission in the Honda City S grade. The car reportedly has the same specs as its analog transmission sibling. The car has 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine under the hood which pumps out the maximum of 116.3bhp at 6600rpm and torque of 146Nm at 4800rpm.The ex-showroom (Delhi) prices of the City 1.5 S AT is Rs. 9.09 lakh and City 1.5 V AT is Rs. 9.62 lakh and City 1.5 V AT Sunroof is Rs. 10.46 lakh. HSCI sold 24,462 units during the period April - July 2012 as against 12,526 units during the same period last year recording an increase of 95 percent.The company sold 4386 units during the month of July 2012 as against 4725 units sold during the corresponding month last year. The company reported sales of 1, 843 City units in July.
June 21, 2012
Honda Malaysia has yesterday unveiled the much awaited new Honda city, which has been said to better in design, expediency and performance than its older siblings. The all new Honda city brings style that it missed in the past, but upholds what it is known for, the quality. "The new city caters to both work and leisure activities" said Yoichiro Ueno, CEO & MD- Honda City on the occasion. Honda Malaysia had to halt its production in April 2012, and the Honda city back orders went above 3000 since then. What has been so special this time is, the new Honda city has been the first completely knocked-down (CKD) model from Honda after the recommencement of the production unit in April 2012. Secondly, the back order for Honda City which went over 3,000 units during the close down, too have been cleared.
The New Honda City derives its power from Honda's patented powertrain, i-VTEC 1.5-litre engine, the similar engine what we have in India. in fact other features too are almost similar, but the Malaysian version has been said to be delivering a better horse power and torque. Although, what it actually produces on road, will be interesting to watch. Honda Malasyia aims to sell 2,000 units of the new Honda City per month.