Is Honda Amaze Diesel Still Worth Buying? Amaze Petrol Vs Diesel

Is Honda Amaze Diesel Still Worth Buying? Amaze Petrol Vs Diesel

Honda recently increased the prices of all of their cars. The Amaze and WRV diesel variants got hit especially hard. After the August 2021 price increase, is it still worth buying the Honda Amaze diesel? Let’s find out.

 

Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze Petrol vs Diesel Old Prices

First, let’s look at the old prices to see what extra premium you were paying earlier for the Amaze diesel over the Amaze petrol:

Honda Amaze Petrol vs Diesel Prices (Before August 2021)

Variants

Old Petrol Prices

Old Difference

Old Diesel Prices

E MT

Rs. 6,22,439

Rs. 1,46,006

Rs. 7,68,445

S MT

Rs. 7,00,939

Rs. 1,34,756

Rs. 8,35,695

V MT

Rs. 7,60,439

Rs. 1,35,256

Rs. 8,95,695

VX MT

Rs. 8,08,438

Rs. 1,35,256

Rs. 9,43,694

S CVT

Rs. 7,90,938

Rs. 1,24,756

Rs. 9,15,694

V CVT

Rs. 8,50,439

Rs. 1,25,256

Rs. 9,75,695

VX CVT

Rs. 8,91,437

Rs. 1,07,563

Rs. 9,99,000

*Note: All prices ex-showroom Delhi

Honda Amaze Petrol vs Diesel New Prices (August 2021)

Now, let’s see how much premium you will have to pay for the Amaze diesel over the Amaze petrol after the price increase:

Honda Amaze Petrol vs Diesel Prices (August 2021)

Variants

New Petrol Prices

New Difference

New Diesel Prices

E MT

Rs. 6,32,000

Rs. 2,34,500

Rs. 8,66,500

S MT

Rs. 7,10,000

Rs. 2,10,000

Rs. 9,20,000

V MT

Rs. 7,70,000

Rs. 2,10,000

Rs. 9,80,000

VX MT

Rs. 8,18,000

Rs. 2,03,000

Rs. 10,21,000

S CVT

Rs. 8,00,000

Rs. 1,99,900

Rs. 9,99,900

V CVT

Rs. 8,60,000

Rs. 2,00,000

Rs. 10,60,000

VX CVT

Rs. 9,01,000

Rs. 2,10,000

Rs. 11,11,000

 

As you can see, the price difference has shot up quite a bit. Earlier you were paying a premium of Rs. 1.08 lakh to Rs. 1.46 lakh for the diesel engine. Now, the difference is Rs. 2.0 lakh to Rs. 2.35 lakh. The premiums for the diesel engine have shot up by about Rs. 68,000 to Rs. 1.02 lakh depending on the variant. Refer the following table:

Variants

Old Diesel Premium

Change

New Diesel Premium

E MT

Rs. 1,46,006

Rs. 88,494

Rs. 2,34,500

S MT

Rs. 1,34,756

Rs. 75,244

Rs. 2,10,000

V MT

Rs. 1,35,256

Rs. 74,744

Rs. 2,10,000

VX MT

Rs. 1,35,256

Rs. 67,744

Rs. 2,03,000

S CVT

Rs. 1,24,756

Rs. 75,144

Rs. 1,99,900

V CVT

Rs. 1,25,256

Rs. 74,744

Rs. 2,00,000

VX CVT

Rs. 1,07,563

Rs. 1,02,437

Rs. 2,10,000

 

Kilometres to Recover or Breakeven With Honda Amaze Diesel

The Honda Amaze petrol promises a mileage of 18.6kmpl with the manual and 18.3kmpl with the automatic transmission. With an estimated Rs. 102/litre price of petrol in Delhi, it’ll cost Rs. 5.48 to cover 1km with the Amaze petrol manual and Rs. 5.57/km with the Amaze petrol automatic.

With the diesel manual, the Amaze claims to deliver 24.7kmpl while the diesel automatic only has a mileage figure of 21kmpl. At an estimated Rs. 90/litre for the diesel fuel, the Amaze diesel will have a fuel cost of 3.64/km with the manual and Rs. 4.29/km with the automatic.

Honda Amaze Cost Per km

 

Petrol

Diesel

Fuel Price Estimate (Delhi)

Rs. 102

Rs. 90

Manual Mileage

18.6kmpl

24.7kmpl

Manual Cost Per km

Rs. 5.48/km

Rs. 3.64/km

Automatic Mileage

18.3kmpl

21kmpl

Automatic Cost Per km

Rs. 5.57/km

Rs. 4.29/km

 

Earlier, based on these ex-showroom prices and the official fuel-efficiency claims, you needed to drive the Amaze diesel manual for about 73,000 to 80,000km to recover the difference in upfront ex-showroom cost. After the August price update, you need to drive about 1.1 to 1.3 lakh km to break even on the higher upfront ex-showroom price of the diesel Amaze.

With the automatic, the situation is even worse. For the Amaze diesel automatic, the breakeven kilometre figure has almost doubled for some variants. Earlier, compared to the Amaze petrol automatic, the diesel automatic needed to be driven 84,000 to 97,000km to recover the cost. Now, you will have to drive the car for as much as 1.63 lakh km to recover that cost. With the Amaze diesel automatic, not only do you get a lower mileage figure but also lower torque and power output. With the Amaze petrol automatic, you don’t compromise much - if at all - on any of these parameters.

Note that prevailing Delhi fuel cost of Rs. 102 for petrol and Rs. 90 for diesel. These calculations are done using the official ARAI mileage figures as the baseline.

Variants

Old KM to Recover

Change in KM

New KM to Recover

E MT

79,345

48,091

1,27,436

S MT

73,231

40,890

1,14,121

V MT

73,503

40,619

1,14,121

VX MT

73,503

36,814

1,10,317

S CVT

96,856

58,339

1,55,195

V CVT

97,244

58,029

1,55,273

VX CVT

83,508

79,528

1,63,036

 

Should You Buy The Honda Amaze Diesel After Price Increase?

The numbers make the picture a lot clearer. While the petrol prices are going up, diesel is also getting expensive. And such a high premium for a diesel engine makes little sense in our opinion to go for diesel.

The benefits, however, still remain in favour of the diesel engine. For example, the diesel engine has more torque, better drivability and longer refill intervals because of the higher mileage per tank. If these factors are important to you, only then you should consider buying the Honda Amaze diesel at these prices.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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