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

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Aug 04 2021

    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 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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