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Old 23rd November 2012, 11:26   #16
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That's a solid review right there. Honda Diesels are awaited by a lot of people and glad to see good positive reviews.

If they price this right expect lots of people dumping the Dezire and Etios.

Look forward to more updates.
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Wonderful first drive Vids, so Honda finally arrives with a Diesel after almost 5 years of development. But the end product looks really good. I liked the rear lines and creases a lot. Though someone might say they are way too many of them but it certainly lends a good character rather than looking boxy. Defiantly a better packaged deal plus the Honda reliability. So now all down to the pricing, which I am assuming will be on par with Dzire if not less considering the > 80% localisation.

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Great review.
Amazing Amaze I would say. Looks way better than dzire. Dzire was cramped in the back and even that has been improved.

Looks, Space, Mileage - I think honda has ticked all the right boxes. I just hope they even tick the main check box PRICE.
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AMAZE-ing review Vid6639! If I'm not wrong the Thai launch is scheduled for today although only the petrol variant is being launched there.

Cant wait to drive a diesel car which doesnt have an MJD or a dCI heart for a change!!

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This is another BIG milestone for the Team-BHP brand

So the i-DTEC is no more a myth and the Honda engineers seemed to have done an excellent job
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To each, his own. But I think the new DZire is much sportier compared to Amaze. Also, the Amaze looks like the 2nd gen Honda City to me, which is not a beauty content winner either.
New DZire is sportier? Definitely not the side profile! No way, personally I think of it as a tail-shed lizard ( have u seen 1? proportions all awry . lol) Maybe your opinions or mine change when we see it in flesh.

But fit me as of now - Amaze .... WOW. No wonder so many reviews use the word "shockingly" stylish. Proportional, and all the lines ala 'fluidic' but only straight. LOOKS : Sharp, smart, don't-mess-with-me-I'm-a-no-nonsense-SOPHISTICATED-person.

And hats-off vid, AMAZEing review :-)

I hope they price the petrol well, whatever they do to diesel may depend on the specs.
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To me, what's "amazing" is that the length is less than 4 metres. The car has been designed for the India, although I'm sure it will be sold in Honda's South East Asian markets. Honda has taken its commitment levels to India a couple of notches higher.

Although the side profile is more cohesive than the DZire, there is still something odd about the design. I think Etios' side profile looks better.
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This car has huge success written all over it, and I can't wait for the Honda diesels to hit the market. It's actually not a bad looking sedan at all, except front-on where that grille looks puny. So; good-ish looks, reasonably spacious, affordable, a Honda and it's a Diesel. If this is not well received, I will be extremely gobsmacked.

Also great to see TBHP being invited to such events Great informative writeup Vid, much appreciated!
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That the all-new 4-pot 1.5L i-DTEC oil burner will debut in the Amaze and will be available only in India initially, is enough proof that Honda is serious about and committed to our market. Finally listening, finally learning.

I know this is a fair distance away still but now looking forward to the 2.2 i-DTEC under the hood of the CR-V and Accord. Should really open up the D2 segment.

For me, both Honda and Viddy deserve 5 stars. Hence rating it so.

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Let me come straight to the point: Is it better than the Multijet ?

Also, is it true that this engine is developed by ex-F1 engineers? Did Honda share any info about this?

Good to note that we will be getting the 99bhp avatar of this engine, there were reports that we might get a detuned 80bhp engine!

This car has Blockbuster written all over it!
Amazing Report from you as well.
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No Interiors Pic? Other than an All Beige Upholstery, do we have some other differences between the hatchback and the sedan?
Plenty of peeks can be seen from Vidyut's snaps. Here's a cross-section pic from FB's Amaze Club, Thailand page:-

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Source - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...levant_count=1
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Great review. The Brio Amaze with it's diesel engine will change the Honda's fortune in the Indian market for sure.
Hope Honda scales up it's production to avoid long delivery periods faced by Maruti and others.
The cars is well engineered and could also be very mod friendly. A tuning kit and few mods will make this a true pocket rocket but with a boot.
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For those who are interested, here are some more shots of the Amaze:









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Amaze is not an amazing stunner that it was supposed to be.Somehow the face looks more like the tongue sticking variant of the Hyundai Verna rather than the smart tickley face of the Brio. Thats just a personal opinion though...
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Nice review , in my opinion it takes a while for us to get used to the looks . It is a better but than the Etios atleast in terms of interior quality.

I hope this will not become another taxi segment favorite .
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