Honda to Discontinue Amaze Ahead of RDE Norms Implementation
The company has officially delisted the Amaze from its website.
Honda has officially delisted the Amaze diesel from the company’s official website. This was Honda’s final diesel model in the segment that comprises the Tata Tigor, Hyundai Aura, and Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
Reason behind the discontinuation
As previously reported, the new real driving emission norms will be implemented in India beginning in April 2023. This is the reason why the Amaze has been discontinued, because, as we are thoroughly aware, upgrading a diesel engine to meet the new pollution norms has always been an expensive and traumatic experience for the makers.
Not to mention that, given the recent lack of demand for diesel vehicles, the Amaze’s diesel variant was underperforming.
Other diesel models to follow
Apart from the Amaze diesel, Honda now has two other diesel models in the Indian market: the WR-V and the 5th Gen City. These cars are also likely to be discontinued in February 2023.
When it comes to the Amaze, Honda will only sell the petrol variant of the Amaze which is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and makes a peak power of 90hp and a maximum torque of 110Nm mated to an optional 5-speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox. The Amaze started at INR 6.89 lakh and went up to INR 9.48 lakh for the top variants (E, S, and VX).
Recently, Honda also released the first teaser of its upcoming SUV, which will make its debut by summer 2023, whereas an official launch will take place during the festive season.