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Honda Amaze Vs Skoda Rapid: Combative Standing of the Sedans

Among the various car types available in the Indian car market, sedan cars are the most captivating ones, first because of their gracefulness and second because of the luxurious feel that they offer to the users. Where a regular car user will prefer a hatch and an adventure lover will choose the honcos from the utility vehicle segment, a true luxury lover, looking forward to long drives in the lap of comfort will always have a sedan on their mind.

Let’s have a quick look at a comparative study of Honda Amaze Vs Skoda Rapid, one of them is all set to hit the market soon and the other is already making a most smashing presence being felt right through the roads of your city!

Honda Amaze: What makes the Sedan Amaze you?

Though this car is still to hit the market, it has already gained enough popularity and has made its picture clearly fixed on the minds of many buyers looking forward to buy a new car.

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Engine & Specifics

Amaze will come powered by 1.5-litre turbocharged iDTEC diesel engine that will be capable of producing 90BHP power. The diesel engine powering the car has actually been derived from 1.6-litre Earthdreams diesel mill. The petrol version of the sedan will be powered by 1.2-litre petrol engine capable of producing 88BHP of power and109Nm of torque.

The sedan is expected to run at a top speed of 170 to 180kmph and touch that speed in just a few seconds. The Amaze Diesel is expected to give a mileage as high as 25kmpl.

Features, Style & Designing

The car is based on Brio platform, it won’t be wrong to say that it is Brio with a separate boot! But surely it has its own special features.  The interiors offer oodles of luxury, classy material, elegant looks, and immense of space. The exteriors are most stubbornly rakish appearance seamlessly mixed with elegance and classiness.

You get best of the safety features like ABS, EBD, brake assist and of course the airbags. The automatic climate controls, air conditioning, 2-Din audio system with USB, Aux-in and iPod interface make it best car to travel in!

Expected Price

Amaze is all set to hit the market officially (though it has already made its visit to the top towns of the city unofficially, now that’s only as a part of inventory at the dealerships!), it is expected to be priced somewhere between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 7 lakh.

Skoda Rapid: Does the Rapidity Thrill?

Engine & Specifics

Skoda Rapid is powered by 1.6 litre TDi that gives out power of 105PS @ 4400RPM and torque of 250Nm @ 1500-2500RPM. The petrol version of Rapid comes loaded with a 1.6 litre MPI unit capable of producing maximum power of 105PS @ 5250RPM and torque of 153Nm @ 3800RPM.

Skoda Rapid boasts a top speed of about 170kmph and 185kmph and reaches that speed in just 12.4 seconds. The mileage offered by the car is as high as 15.0kmpl on the petrol version and that of 20.5kmpl on the diesel versions.

Features, Styles & Designing

Rapid aims at alluring the upper middle class buyers across the nation. And it keeps up to that aim by providing most attractive of the interiors with best quality material including the plastic and the fabric. It misses not a thing that will catch your attention. Premium is the word that best suits its personality.  You get all the cool features that you’d like to have inside a sedan. So, you have Height & Telescopic Adjustment feature in Steering, digital fuel meter, distance to empty (DTE) and trip meters. A multi-function display adds more to the cars high-tech personality.

The exteriors are equally ravishing. See it and fall in love with it. In fact, it looks as if it is to rule the roads, and of course your garage!

Pricing

It is one of the most competently priced cars when you compare it with latest car price in India 2013 as it ranges between Rs. 7, 12,225 and Rs. 9, 76, 226.

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More Choices are Awaiting: Alternative of Maruti Swift Dzire

Maruti has created stir in Indian Automobile Sector, with its great foresightedness and ultimately a brand new concept of sub-compact Swift Dzire. Maruti ripped the original Dzire rear a little as it was showing difficulty in handling due to structural flaws. When new Avatar of Maruti Swift Dzire was launched 2012, it created milestones. Now we all think is there any alternative of Maruti Swift Dzire, Yes other sub-compact are waiting to be launched like Honda Amaze, Mahindra Verito CS this year are very promising mid-size sedan cars in this particular segment.

Honda Amaze: All new most awaited Honda’s first diesel venture with Amaze will launch very soon. Honda Amaze has been built on Brio platform and has traits of Dzire all because of it’s under 4-metre segment. Honda Amaze houses 1.2 litre petrol engines and 1.5 litre i-DTEC in diesel option. The all new Amaze can produce 80bhp and has fixed geometry turbocharger for unmatched performance. Its interiors reflect similarity to Brio but shows splendid exteriors and spacious interiors. The speculated mileage it can delivers will be around 24-25kmpl. As Honda is very particular for quality products, its sure people will simply draw towards its new image changing Amaze. To sustain the market, its assured company will keep the price competitive around Rs. 5, 84, 230 onwards.

Mahindra Verito CS: Verito CS is another compact sedan and has been inspired with its Verito. Mahindra has a name in ‘Value’ products will provide a feature packed car in a good price. The price range is expected to be Rs 4.5 lakh to 6.5 lakh approximately. New little Verito will have comfort features and button accessibility for passenger convenient.

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Indigo eCS: Tata Indigo CS first launched in 2008 is world’s shortest sedan and later on e-series was introduced in 2010 with BSIV CRDI CR4 engine. The petrol 1.2 L petrol engine delivers 15.64 of fuel economy and Diesel 1.4 L engine gives a wonderful mileage of 19.09kmpl. Its  price is very attractive and it under the price bracket of Rs. 4,77,927 to Rs. 6,14,655 approximately.

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The concept of car less than 4000mm is the Excise factor, as the slashed excise duty benefit makes it more consumers friendly and a best choice for sedan lovers largely. Buying a compact sedan at the compromise of less boot space but awesome features, ample interior and frugal fuel economy is not a bad bargain. In near time Maruti Swift Dzire will find competition more close and surely the sales of Dzire will go down.

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Honda Amaze Vs Chevrolet Sail sedan: Will the Car Just Released Win Over the Car in Vault

Among all the popular upcoming cars in India, Amaze is one of the most awaited and most alluringly intriguing sedans from Honda and this has been the same for Sail from Chevrolet. And both being from the same segment, offering a real punk yet classy appearance, seriously bewitch the buyers looking forward to buy one out of these two sedans.

It becomes almost essential to take a deep dip into the features and facts of the cars before you actually make up your mind to buy one of them. And to help you make the thing easier and more convenient, here is a short and simple to follow comparison of Honda Amaze Vs Chevrolet Sail sedan.

Engine under the Hoods

First of all, both the sedans will be available in petrol as well as diesel variants but as has been speculated, Amaze will first only be made availed in diesel version and the diesel counterpart will only be launched after a small gap, now this perhaps is to keep the sale of Honda City unaffected. Anyway, the Amaze diesel will come loaded with a 1.5 litre i-DTec engine which will be producing a topmost power of 74bhp and the petrol version will be powered by a 1.2 litre petrol i-VTec engine which will be the same as is present on Brio. The power capacity will be 87bhp.

On the other hand, Chevy Sail which has just hit the market comes loaded with a 1.2 litre petrol engine, that will be churning out a peak power of 85bhp and the diesel counterpart of the Sail sedan is empowered by a 1.3 litre turbo diesel engine that will be capable of producing 77bhp or power.

Design & Style: An Overview

Honda Amaze does epitomize Honda City but it has its own fair share of contemporary designing and appeal. Taking a look at the official videos and photographs released by the company and believing on what the experts are saying, the sedan is going to offer a classy appearance with captivating designing.

The Amaze sedan interiors are expected to be really comfy with generous amount of space both for the front and the rear row occupants.  The interior designing also inspires elegance giving a true premium experience. The boot space is also believed to be satisfying with a well integrated shape and built.

Chevrolet Sail sedan at the same time is a marvel of designing and technology. The smooth surface holding most modern of components will surely catch the attention of the buyers. The fit and finish is what you called classic. ORVMs, door handles, headlamps, bumper, etc most finely designed and carried onto the car.

Coming to the Sail interiors, it is inspired from Corvette dual cockpit design which you’ll also find in Chevy Cruze.  The car is equally spacious and comfort giving as is Amaze is expected to. But as the speculations are Amaze seats are going to be a bit more comfy than Sail seats.

Features

Amaze will come loaded with best safety features like anti-lock braking system, brake assist, brake force distribution system, child safety locking, etc.

Experts suggest it will have strongest of the braking system made of ventilated disc brakes for the front and drum brakes for the rear. And the presence of SRS airbags, central locking system, pre tensioners for all the occupants make it further safe.

Sail sedan offers its own set of breath taking features. It will be offering front disc with antilock brakes together with electronic brake force distribution making it safe and secure to handle and the usage of short-in-front and long-in-back suspension systems make it both smooth and sportier vehicle to drive.  

ABS with EBD, child safety locks, seatbelts, stronger child seat system make is really safe.

Fuel Economy & Pricing

New Honda Amaze fuel economy is believed to be between 12-13kmpl (city) and 16-17kmpl (highways) for the petrol version and between 15-16kmpl (city) and 19-20kmpl (highways) for the diesel version.

Chevrolet Sail fuel economy is yet more alluring with an average of 18.2kmpl maximum on petrol version and 22.3kmpl maximum on the diesel counterpart.

The new cars prices are equally competitive with Chevy Sail available at a price between Rs. 4,99,000 and Rs. 7,52,000 and Amaze expected to be priced somewhere between 6 to 8 lakh.

What to Buy?

Presently, it is only Sail that has made its place in the market and Amaze is still to hit the market, you can think of booking the brand new Sail sedan as the bookings are open. But if you are ready to wait for sometimes, you can definitely think of waiting till Honda sedan Amaze to hit the market. But as it is expected to hit the market in diesel version alone at the first, there’s no use waiting if petrol is your fuel choice.

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A New Sedan Soon On Run: Honda Amaze Vs Brio

Honda, Japanese automobile manufacture has so far done well with its premium petrol models in India, but with the thought of widening its consumers, its advent in launching a diesel sedan has amazed us all. Existing companies will definitely get a tough competition from Honda as it is very optimistic with its new Amaze. Let’s compare with Brio a sweet yet sporty hatchback.

Honda Brio Sedan Amaze Vs Hatchback Brio

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Honda Amaze is going to be launch anytime in March 2013 and rumours are spread,  it will be launched in petrol and diesel engine. New Honda Brio Sedan is believed to have great mileage and frugal nature.  New Sedan Amaze most talked about is its 1.5 litre iDTEC diesel engine will certainly impress the consumers. The car is supposed to be mated with five speed manual gearbox.

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New Amaze petrol is likely to be equipped with 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine with maximum power of 88PS with 5-speed manual gear box. Rumours are out that automatic version may be revealed. Actually Honda Amaze is designed and developed on the Brio platform. The new stylish Honda Brio Sedan will capture car fanatics with its array of features. Honda Sedan is expected to have basic comfort features like Central Locking System, Air-Conditioning, 2-Din Audio System with USB, AUX-in and iPod interface, audio mounted control on steering wheel, Automatic Climate Control. Safety features ABS, EBD Brake Assist and Airbags. The aerodynamic design of Amaze will make the car control easier and it will make the sedan of the present time and power steering will sure make the driving experience simply fabulous.

Brio hatchback, the smart little car is a wonder package, when it was launched in 2011 after Honda Jazz. Brio hatchback comes in 6 petrol variants. The 1198cc , 4-cylinder,4 valves which can churn out maximum power of 88PS@6000rpm with the maximum torque of 109Nm@4600rpm. Brio has 5-speed manual transmission and there is AT variant too for more thrilling drive.

Hatchback Brio exteriors are body coloured front and rear bumpers, front chrome grills, halogen head lamps, front fog lamps and mudguards on front and rear and Antenna on roof gives a complete compact sporty hatchback. The interior of Brio is in soft Dual Tone Beige finish and front door lining pockets is really appealing. Hatchback Brio has comfort features like AC, Power Windows, Power Steering, Anti-Lock Braking System, Air-Bags, cup holders, CD player with FM and Radio, Tachometer, Alloy Wheels, Tubeless Tyres, Immobilizer, keyless Entry.

All new Amaze Sedan will be around Rs.5 to7 Lakh. Brio Sedan mileage is speculated to around 25kmpl.

Hatchback Brio cars have been tagged under the price bracket of Rs. 4,18,230 to Rs. 6,08,545( Ex-showroom price New Delhi). Sporty Brio delivers the mileage of 18.4kmpl.

Honda Brio Sedan will be turning point for Honda point of view, as it will be its first Diesel Honda car in India. The vital measurement of Honda Sedan Amaze is that of similar to Honda Brio. Length is bit more but within 4 metres. The legroom is very ample all because of 62mm additional wheelbase to 2407mm and boot space is 420 litres. All these will sure make Brio Sedan a good response when it enters the market in near months.

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Honda Amaze VS Ford Ecosport: Comparing the Upcoming Leaders

With so many new cars from so many manufacturers pertaining to all the possible segments, it gets really confusing both in choosing the kind of car and the manufacturer. So, if you are one of those not very sure of whether to buy a sedan or SUV, here is a quick comparison of Honda Amaze India VS SUV Ford Ecosport. Take a look at it before deciding on what to buy.

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Engine, Specification & Performance:

Honda Amaze will be packed up with 1498cc displacement producing, 1.2 litre petrol mill or 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine mated with 5 speed manual transmission capable enough of producing decent maximum power and pretty fine torque. If you’re planning for petrol based sedan it is not for you as the petrol variant won’t be getting launched that soon.

Ford Ecosport is expected to come loaded with direct-injected, turbocharged, 1.0 litre petrol engine with 3 cylinder system offering a maximum power of 120PS and 170Nm of maximum torque at 1500RPM. The diesel variant is expected to use 1.5 litre of Duratorq engine capable of producing 90BHP of power. The engines will be mated with 5 speed manual transmission.

Interiors:

Honda Amaze diesel interior will be neat, clean, simple and straightforward. Cabins will be spacious enough to accommodate 5 people well. You get fine leg room and enough knee room, tall passengers needn’t worry, it promises to be comfortable to all irrespective of their height.

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Ford Ecosport 2013 interior has a real chic designing though a bit of borrowing form Fiesta! It is spacious in true terms even if it is a 5-seater; it is far more in the space quotient. The boot also has enough room for your stuffs to be carried for vacation. And of course, all possible comforts come added to it.

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Exteriors:

Amaze is an amazingly attractive sedan with elegance in the looks and sportiness in the frame. It is both tough and delicate at the same time. Though there is much resemblance with Honda City in it, there is no doubt it will capture many hearts in the very first look.

Ecosport on the other hand is a style clad machine with rock solid appearance. It is a confidence inspiring, action invoking compact SUV that will surely get the attention of all the buyers looking for a strong vehicle suitable for the city roads as well as off road driving without occupying a really lot of space.

Safety & Handling:

Amaze safety features will not disappoint you either. It will come packed up with best braking system with ventilated disc brakes on the front and drum brakes for the rear. You get Anti-Lock Braking system, Electronic Brake Force Distribution system and of course the Brake Assist. The airbags, central locking and other safety features make it a really safe and secure car.

Ecosport safety features are no less fascinating. It is the easiest and best car to drive anywhere in the city or a highway.  It comes loaded with disc brakes on the front and drum brakes on the rear. The suspensions are just the apt, and with its mind blowing ground clearance, it is just the thing you’d like to drive. It offers you Dual airbags for the passengers in the front as well as side curtain airbags. Coming to its safety, you then have Electronic Stability Program, Rear Parking Sensors, Anti Lock Braking system, Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Hill Launch Assist, all of which make it super safe to drive.

Mileage & Pricing:

Amaze is expected to offer a fuel economy of 15 to 16kmpl in the city and 19 to 20kmpl on the highways.  It may come tagged with a price between 6 to 8 lakh INR.

Ecosport at the same time promises an overall fuel economy of 18kmpl. Price is still to be announced but can be expected between 7 to 9 lakh INR.

There are several cool ford car models in India awaiting you if you have a car buying plan on your mind. But don’t forget checking the car prices in India for best car buying decision.

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Honda Amaze Vs Nissan Sunny: Sedans in the Battlefield

Sedans are intoxicating, they melt your heart like butter on a hot plate but which sedan is good and which isn’t is the only stopping factor when you plan to buy a new car. Getting locked up in the never ending adulations about the cars by the car-makers surely confuse the buyers, thus to free you from shackles of unwanted confusions, here is a short and sweet comparison of new Honda sedan Amaze Vs Nissan Sunny, two most captivating sedans – one already present in the market for quite some time and other all set to hit the market anytime soon.

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Engine & Specifications:

Honda Amaze will though be available in both petrol and diesel versions, it will first be introduced in the market in diesel version alone perhaps to avert competition with its own Honda City petrol. The diesel Amaze will come loaded with 1.5-litre i-DTEC, 2 cylinder diesel engine mated with 5-speed manually transmitted gear box. It is expected to produce a top speed of 170-180kmph and accelerate from 0 to 100kmph speed in just a few seconds.

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Nissan Sunny too is available in both petrol and diesel versions, here we are considering the diesel version for simplification. Diesel Sunny comes loaded with 1.5-litre, 4 cylinder K9K engine mated with 5-speed manually transmitted gear box. It gives a top speed of 175kmph and accelerates from 0 to 100kmph in mere 15.8seconds. It gives a top power of 86Ps and torque of 200Nm.

Interiors:

The Honda Brio Amaze interior is expected to be delightfully appealing with lot of space and well cut out design and proper fit and finish. Interestingly, it is believed that Amaze will be following the basic designing offered by Honda City, how true this belief is can’t be said until it hits the market.

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Interior Comforts: It will offer all possible comforts like automatic climate control and air conditioning and safety features like ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and Airbags.

Sunny Caaaar on the other hand is known for its stupendous interior space, most comfortable seats and lots of legroom, knee-room, shoulder-room and head-room making the car most suitable for taller and healthier passengers. It best defines luxury and looks most pleasing.

Interior Comforts:

You get tons of wonderful features like power windows, foot operated parking brake, keyless entry, electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors, and so on.  The safety part is taken good care of with Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assists, front disc brake, etc.

Exteriors:

Amaze has most amazingly attractive appearance, looking at it is like taking a deep breath of freshness. Most stylishly designed based on Brio platform and displays some resemblance with City. Its contemporariness will surely help it take away a larger chunk of the market share once it hits the market.
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Nissan Sunny is cool and sunnier in its outward looks. It is sportier as well as elegant, capable enough to attract men and women both at the same time! Its bold designing and neat and clean finishing makes it a perfect product for Indian market.

Mileage & Pricing:

The exact Amaze mileage isn’t known yet, it is expected to offer a fuel economy of 14-20kmpl approximately.  On the other hand, Sunny is already producing 15-17kmkpl of fuel economy.

Amaze is believed to be priced between 6 to 8 lakhs where as Sunny can be taken home at a price between Rs. 5,9 – Rs. 8.9 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

Verdict:

Well, looking at the features and looks, both appear just the best car to own, but Amaze is expected to grab more buyers because of the good name that Honda has earned both in the Indian and international car market in more than a decade’s time.

All set to buy your new car? Several fascinating new cars in 2013 India are awaiting your test drive. Check out Mahindra new Verito CS, a most modern upcoming car this year!

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