Published on November 26th, 2012 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda AMAZE Comes To Thailand
Honda Motor Thailand has unveiled the new Amaze sedan which is the Brio compact hatch with a boot. It will start selling first in Thailand and then slowly more into other ASEAN markets. It is an affordable sedan that will compete with the Mirage and Almera.
The exterior styling is sleek with distinctive character lines from front to rear, enhanced by a sporty chrome grille and bumpers in the same color as the body. The newly-designed tail lamps are complemented by chrome accents for a sleeker look. Powered by a petrol driven 1.2 liter, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 90-horsepower SOHC i-VTEC engine for the Thailand market, the new Brio Amaze offers fuel consumption of 5 litres for every 100 km driven.
There is also a 1.5 diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual which will be launched in India in a few months.
A rack & pinion and electric power steering (EPS) system gives the new Amaze a small turning radius of only 4.6 meters. Comprehensive safety features include a G-CON steel safety body structure; Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD); and an intelligent i-SRS for the driver and a SRS airbag system for the passenger. Other key features include a remote key; 2 DIN audio system; USB connector; AUX for peripherals; and rear armrests with nine cup holders. More details to come soon.