Honda’s first BS-6 compliant diesel model in India
Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, announced introduction of BS-6 compliant version of its popular family sedan Honda Amaze.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President & Director, Marketing and Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd., said: “Honda is committed to bring its latest and advanced environment friendly technologies to the Indian market and today we have introduced BS-6 version of our largest selling model Honda Amaze. It will be available in both Petrol and Diesel. Amaze will be our first BS-6 diesel model in India offering most powerful performance in the segment with best balance of fuel economy.”
Powered by 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine in both manual and CVT versions, Honda Amaze will be the first BS-6 compliant diesel model from Honda in the market. Honda has applied its advanced exhaust gas after-treatment system with NSC (NOx Storage Catalyst) and DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) to meet the challenging target of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission in case of diesel engines. Honda’s original Silver Thin Coated DPF (STC-DPF) enables reduction of PM combustion time by 40% compared to the conventional DPF.
The petrol model will be equipped with BS-6 compliant 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine in both manual and CVT.
Popular family sedan Amaze is currently Honda’s largest selling model in India. Presently available in its 2nd generation, Amaze was conceptualized keeping in mind the ever-evolving needs and aspirations of the young Indian consumers. The contemporary sedan offers One-Class-Above-Sedan experience with its bold design, sophisticated & spacious interiors, outstanding driving performance, advanced features, and safety technologies. The cumulative sales of Amaze in India since April 2013 is 3.9 lakh units, out of which, the 2nd generation has contributed 1.3 lakh units since its launch in May 2018.
The company has been selling BS-6 compliant Honda CR-V Petrol and Honda Civic Petrol since their launch in October 2018 and March 2019 respectively. The BS-6 compliant Honda City Petrol was introduced in December 2019.