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Old 28th March 2013, 08:59   #556
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I know that in terms of length amaze can't compete with sx4 but i meant in terms of power the amaze can crush sx4 diesel because even though sx4 is only 10 HP less but the amaze is much lighter than sx4 which will make it like a rocket heck the power is equivalent to 1.6L TDI vento

Crushing SX4 diesel is no big deal. The car hardly does any good numberss. The Dzire on the other hand has been a runaway success with MSIL shipping over 12k copies / month consistently.

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Old 28th March 2013, 09:49   #557
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The decisive factor for Amaze's success in India would be the quality of the car and the price point at which Honda will sell this car. All the other aspect is just another statistics in Indian market.
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For example, one of the main reasons why its so difficult to find vehicles in the U.S. with power windows is because most manufacturers have fine tuned the manufacturing process and manufacture so many power window assemblies across their model range that its actually cheaper for Honda or Toyota to have an entire range with power windows than to start up a separate manufacturing line dedicated to manually operated windows.
Struggled a bit to understand this, realised that there is a typo: "...so difficult to find vehicles in the U.S. with power windows..." should be read as "...so difficult to find vehicles in the U.S. with manual/wind-up windows..."
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http://overdrive.in/details/3089/201...ia-first-drive

OD has put up the India drive report...
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http://overdrive.in/details/3089/201...ia-first-drive

OD has put up the India drive report...
Their price estimation seems to be derived from Dzire.. must be highly optimistic !!

Dzire + ve :
Interiors
Amaze +ve:
Engine
Space(??)

Price is a question mark currently
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The report is gone from the above link. Could any1 verify?
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The report is gone from the above link. Could any1 verify?
Yup , its gone for now.
Probably a slip up from the Overdrive guys. Honda has probably gotten a non-disclosure agreement from the people who attended the Media drive.
No reports are out yet.
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The report is gone from the above link. Could any1 verify?
Yes, even I checked & the link is giving this message:

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Yup, OD link gone. I read through it before it went away. Here's the things that stuck with me from the article:
1. Rear space comparable to the City
2. Best 0-100 in its segment (diesel) - 13.xx from what I remember
3. Handling, ride not best-in-class
4. Good high speed behaviour
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The article has indeed been taken off. There is an embargo till the 1st of April. OD must've been alerted.!
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Yup, OD link gone. I read through it before it went away. Here's the things that stuck with me from the article:
1. Rear space comparable to the City
2. Best 0-100 in its segment (diesel) - 13.xx from what I remember
3. Handling, ride not best-in-class
4. Good high speed behaviour
AFAIK dzire ddis to has got timing of 13-14 secs to 100.
I expect a light weight 100 bhp diesel car to do that in atleast 2 secs earlier. Or I am missing something ?
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The article has indeed been taken off. There is an embargo till the 1st of April. OD must've been alerted.!
I was wondering why only OD had this and not others but looks like it was taken pretty quickly.

Here is what i could grab
*Bodyroll is present but is controlled
*Ride and handling good but not great
*very compact so good for city driving
*60mm more wheel base compared to brio hatch
*they mentioned that vehicle felt planted at 150km speed
*diesel is 110kg heavier than petrol but is still light at 1060kg
*wheels were skinny and puny

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The article has indeed been taken off. There is an embargo till the 1st of April. OD must've been alerted.!
Probably a ploy by both Honda and OD to keep the excitement going :-|
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What impresses me is the 400 litre boot in a sub 4m car, but then Honda has always been great at packaging, look at Jazz (only of Honda got the pricing right in the first place). Everything boils down to pricing of Amaze now.
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Read that ALL variants will come with ABS as standard!! Standing ovation to you HONDA!! Thank you for setting the bar higher! Now please do get the pricing right too!

Edit:: Since the over all sales is taking a beating in every segment, will even a proper pricing fail to evoke good reactions from people? I hope Honda considers this before planning to charge a heavy premium for Amaze.

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