2 Upcoming Compact Sedans Launching Soon In India Specifications and Details
India’s compact sedan segment is bracing for the introduction of two highly-anticipated contenders, the next-generation Honda Amaze and Maruti Dzire. Honda and Maruti Suzuki, are looking forward to leave a significant mark on the Indian automotive market. Car enthusiasts in India eagerly await the unveiling of these all-new compact sedans, eager to see what innovations and features they bring to the table.
1. Next-Gen Honda Amaze
Honda is preparing to introduce the third-generation Amaze, with its global debut expected in 2024. This launch marks a significant step for Honda, following the success of the current-generation Amaze in the Indian market for nearly five years. The next-gen Amaze will bring innovation and excitement to both Honda and the compact sedan segment in India.
Design and Features
The next-generation Honda Amaze, set to debut in 2024, will embody Honda’s latest design language, aligning with models like the current City and international-spec Accord. This promises a fresh and distinct design compared to the current model, enhancing its visual appeal. Additionally, Honda will introduce its advanced Honda Sensing Suite, featuring cutting-edge safety and driver-assistive technologies. Those include lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. Inside, the 2024 Amaze is likely to showcase a redesigned interior with a prominent freestanding touchscreen infotainment system supporting Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while retaining features like automatic climate control, cruise control, and more from its predecessor.
Engine and Performance
The 2024 Honda Amaze will stick with its current 1.2-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, renowned for its reliability. This engine delivers a respectable 90 bhp and 110 Nm of torque. Buyers will have the option of choosing between a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT automatic gearbox. Notably, there won’t be a diesel engine variant offered for this next-generation model.
Price and Launch date
The third-generation Honda Amaze will make its debut in mid-2024 in the compact sedan segment. The Dzire is also slated to receive a new model in 2024, setting the stage for a competition between the Compact sedans. The Amaze may experience a modest price increase, though exact pricing details will be disclosed closer to its launch. The current-generation Amaze offers five variants, including two automatic options, with prices ranging from Rs 6.99 lakh to Rs 9.60 lakh.
2. Next-Gen Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Maruti Suzuki, is gearing up to make a significant splash in the compact sedan market. The Maruti Dzire, is looking for an India launch in the first quarter of 2024. Expectations are running high for this upcoming model, featuring a sleeker exterior and a more premium interior. However, the real standout feature of the new Dzire is its cutting-edge strong-hybrid powertrain. Maruti Suzuki is fully embracing hybrid technology in India, and the Dzire will showcase the company’s commitment to this eco-friendly approach.
Design and Features
Maruti Suzuki’s commitment to strong hybrid technology is likely to expand in the Indian market. The Dzire will not only feature a refreshed exterior design but also introduce significant changes to the front fascia, including a redesigned front bumper and a prominent large front grille. Projector LED headlights and LED tail lights will enhance its aesthetics, along with striking machine-cut alloy wheels. Inside, the Dzire will maintain its spacious and comfortable cabin, offering an extensive list of features. Expect a generous touchscreen infotainment system, a semi-digital instrument console, a heads-up display, steering-mounted controls, push-button start, automatic climate control, and a cooling storage console. It’s likely to incorporate the latest Suzuki Connect technology and other advanced mobile connectivity features.
Engine and Performance
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Dzire is all set to redefine fuel efficiency with its robust hybrid powertrain. The existing 1.2L DualJet petrol engine offering 88 bhp and 113 Nm is great. Maruti will introduce an all-new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine (codenamed Z12E) coupled with Toyota’s potent strong-hybrid system. This hybrid setup is likely to propel the Dzire into the realm of India’s most fuel-efficient cars, potentially achieving an impressive 35-40 km/l, making it a top choice for eco-conscious drivers. While these hybrid variants may come at a slightly higher price point than their non-hybrid counterparts, they are poised to meet stringent CAFÉ II (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirements while delivering remarkable fuel efficiency.