Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A New Sedan on Its Way: Honda Amaze Vs Toyota Etios

Toyota Etios has already marked its presence with the Qualis few years back and at present it’s enjoying joyride with its excellent SUV Innova. Etios launched in 2010 a sedan car in market has been doing quite well. Honda Amaze sedan will be launched very soon in first quarter.

Honda Amaze:

Honda Amaze sedan will be available in petrol and diesel variants. Honda Brio Sedan with petrol engine will be of 1.2 litre i-VTEC can churn out 88bhp and 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engines can produce 80bhp. Honda Amaze is equipped with fixed turbocharger for superb performance. Basically, Honda Brio Sedan is based on Brio; hence one can expect exteriors and interiors will be not much changed. In spite of all these it will have plenty of cabin leg room. The suspensions and its performance will be challenging for other cars available in entry level segment.
Honda Amaze Diesel will sure be a perfect compact sedan as its dimensions are not too large. The length and breadth comprises of 3990mm and 1680mm respectively with the height of 1485mm, ground clearance 150mm and wheel base measures 2405mm. The turning radius of Amaze will be 4.5mm. Brio Sedan has sporty alloy wheels and EPS, it can make 5 passengers seating quiet comfortable, and boot size is 250 litres, which is enough for a compact sedan. All new Honda Amaze Diesel is assumed to be between Rs. 6-9 lakh. Amaze car is expected to have superb performance, so far available in this entry level sedan cars and mileage it can delivers is speculated around  24-25 kmpl.

Toyota Etios:

Toyota Etios is a wonderful family sedan with great engine and riding comfort. Etios 1364cc diesel engine with 4 cylinders can generate maximum power of 68 PS for diesel with maximum torque of 170Nm mated with 5-speed manual transmission. Petrol run Etios engine 1496cc with 4 cylinders can produce maximum power of 90PS and maximum torque of 132Nm.  Both the variants have FWD drive type.
Toyota Etios dimensions length, width and height measures around 4265mm, 1695mm and 1510mm respectively. Wheelbase is of 2550mm and ground clearance is of 170mm. Etios can comfortable nestle 5-passengers in its roomy cabin and gives enormous luggage space of 595 litres.

Performance of Etios is highly claimed and is top speed is 171kph. The fuel economy of Etios in city drive is 12.4 kmpl and on highways it can give 16.9kmpl of mileage. Etios with EPS has minimum turning radius of 4.9 metre and is great in handling. The vehicle has ventilated front brakes and drum brakes for rear. Toyota Etios Ex-showroom price ranges from Rs. 5.46 to 8.40 lakh.

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