Japanese automobile giant had launched its compact sedan Amaze sometime ago. It is based on their Brio hatchback platform, which has also given birth to their first MPV in India the Mobilio. In recent times several manufacturer have entered the segment.
In 2014 Hyundai launched it Xcent and Tata Motors launched their Zest compact sedan in India. Both these products have received an overwhelming response from potential buyers. This new segment has seen a sudden increase and more people are opting for these vehicles.
The Indian manufacturer managed to sell 3,524 Zest vehicles in October, 2014. On the other hand Honda was content by selling only 3,482 Amaze vehicles in October, 2014. They still could not shake the leader, Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
Tata Motors offers its Zest compact sedan in both petrol and diesel engine options. It also provides a manual and AMT transmission as an option. The Zest is priced at an affordable INR 4,65,000 ex-showroom, Delhi for its base model, however, the top end variant costs INR 7,00,000 ex-showroom, Delhi.
Honda's Amaze is also offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. It is paired to an optional manual or AMT option. The Japanese manufacturer has priced its compact sedan at INR 5,00,000 ex-showroom, Delhi for base. The Amaze top end model will cost INR 7,55,000 ex-showroom, Delhi.
This is the first time Tata Zest has defeated Honda Amaze in terms of sales figures. We will have to pay attention to sales for further months to see if the Indian manufacturer can maintain its lead. The standings for October, 2014 is Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and Honda Amaze.