Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today introduced a new variant of its family sedan Honda Amaze and premium hatchback Honda Brio. The Honda Amaze now comes with a new VX(O) grade featuring the audio-video navigation. The new grade will be positioned above the existing VX grade in manual transmission in both petrol and diesel. The Honda Brio range has also been expanded by introducing a new VX grade with striking black interiors and audio-video Navigation.
The enriched Brio and Amaze also feature Advanced White illumination Speedometer with Blue gradationand newly designed Power Foldable ORVMswhich enhance the premium looks of the car. The Power Foldable ORVMs and Rear Defogger are now available from SX grade of the Amaze.
The newly introduced Audio Video Navigation system features a large15.7 cm Touch Screen loaded with maps, satellite-based voice guided navigation, and complete in-car entertainment and connectivity features (DVD/CD), Bluetooth, USB, AUX, i-POD, MP3, FM/AM) that make the user’s travel safe, convenient, smart and fun. The system comes with an integrated Bluetooth communication function that lets the user sync their phone with it and implement functions on screen including dialing, answering, history, address book and Bluetooth music play. The built-in navigation featuring intuitive and suggestive keyboard allows the user to search locations and helps to reach their destination conveniently.
Announcing the new grades for Amaze and Brio, Mr. JnaneswarSen, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “The new grades with Audio Video Navigation have been introduced as a result of customer feedback we have received. We are also planning to offer a CNG option of the Amaze to our customers shortly.”
Honda Amaze has received an overwhelming success ever since its launch in April 2013 and has cumulatively sold more than 1.25 lakh units across the country. Powered by the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine and 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine, the family was launched in September 2011. Honda Brio, a premium hatchback for the Indian market, has cumulatively sold more than 70,000 units since its launch.
The prices (ex showroom Delhi) of the newly launched grades are as below:
VX(O) MTPetrol – Rs 732,000
VX(O) MTDiesel – Rs 820,500
VX BL Petrol MT – Rs 599,000
VX BL Petrol AT – Rs 678,400