New Delhi: Ask any car enthusiast in India and he will tell you he always knew demand for the entry-level sedan Amaze-- the Japanese auto giant's Honda maiden foray in the diesel car segment-- will be high and then some.
But here's a bit of news about the fresh launch that might surprise everyone, and not quite in a good way-- the vehicle might start carrying a bigger price tag soon.
Now Honda Amaze has been booked over 10,000 times within a week of its launch in the national capital. Another fact that bears witness to the popularity of the car is the waiting period for the vehicle's diesel variant, which has already crossed four months.
A Delhi-based Honda dealer said while the waiting period for the petrol variants is about three months, those interested in driving home a diesel Amaze can now expect to wait for almost four months.
Keeping in view the current demand for the car, the company is expecting the waiting period to reach six months within the next few weeks, a senior Honda official said on the condition of anonymity.
All these factors, together with the fact that the Amaze is "much ahead of competitors in terms of features and specifications", might just push the company towards hiking the price of the vehicle soon, the official said.
The vehicle has seen very good response so far, particularly in the northern part of the country.
Many attribute the car's popularity to Honda's decision to price it aggressively-- while the Amaze's petrol variant comes at a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh, the diesel avatars start at a price of Rs 5.99 lakh (ex-Delhi).