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The automobile industry is facing the twin challenges of Coronavirus and BS6 emission norms deadline in 2020. Despite the tumultuous period, auto manufacturers haven’t slowed down in vehicle launches as a slew of new products and variants are making their way to the Indian market. The C-segment of sedans is hotting up with four cars competing against each other for a bigger market share. The 2020 Maruti Dzire Facelift, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, and Hyundai Aura are fighting for supremacy and we are going to find out where they stand out against each other.
2020 Maruti DZire Facelift Features & Engine Specs
The 2020 Maruti Dzire facelift is expected to arrive in April 2020 with a revamped front fascia. It will have a new hexagonal front grille with Suzuki emblem in the middle. The new sedan is expected to be powered by a BS6 compliant 1.2L K12N Dualjet VVT petrol engine with Smart Hybrid technology. The power and torque figures will be around 89bhp and 113Nm respectively while the fuel economy might reach 24.12kmpl. The transmission choices offered will be the same in the form of manual and AMT units. To the disappointment of many, Maruti Suzuki won’t offer Dzire facelift with diesel option as the automaker has currently no intention of deploying BS6 compliant diesel engines in any of its vehicles. The cabin remains the same from the current Dzire model with few changes like new upholstery and a 7-inch touchscreen SmartPlay Studio infotainment system.
Honda Amaze Features & Engine Specs
Honda Amaze was one of the first BS6 compliant launches from the Japanese automaker with both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.5-litre four-cylinder, diesel engine offers a top power of 99 bhp and 200 Nm peak torque with CVT (continuous variant transmission) auto gearbox option as well. The Amaze's 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine churns out 89 bhp of power and 110 Nm of peak torque with CVT (continuous variant transmission) auto gearbox as an option. The prices start at Rs 6.09 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the base petrol model and Rs 9.95 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom) for the top-of-the-line diesel variant. Safety features include ABS with EBD, rear parking camera, Standard ISOFIX and dual front airbags. Petrol and diesel version mileage figures are 18.6 kmpl, and 24.7 kmpl respectively.
Ford Aspire Features & Engine Specs
The Ford Aspire comes with two different engines: the 1.2l Ti-VCT petrol engine and 1.5L TDCi diesel engine. The petrol BSVI compliant engine delivers power power of 95 bhp and peak torque of 119Nm while returning a fuel economy of 20.4kmpl. The BS6 compliant diesel engine delivers a power output of 99 bhp and 215 Nm of peak torque while delivering mileage of 24.4 kmpl. Both the petrol and diesel engines come with a 5-speed manual transmission with no automatic transmission. Ford Aspire will be coming in 5 different colours- White Gold, Ruby Red, Moondust Silver, Smoke Grey, and Oxford White. The Ford Aspire compact sedan is sold in four variants: Ambiente, Trend, Titanium, and Titanium+. The safety features include Gear-shift indicator, Dual airbags, Seat-belt reminder, Rear parking sensors, ABS+EBD and High-speed alert. Ford Aspire base variant price begins at Rs 599,000 (Ex-Showroom) while the top-end variant will set you back by Rs 834,000 (Ex-Showroom).
Hyundai Aura Features & Engine Specs
Hyundai launched the successor to Xcent, the all-new Aura, in February 2020 at the introductory price of Rs 5.79 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom) while the top variant can make your wallet lighter by Rs 9.23 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom). Hyundai Aura gets 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol, 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT Bi-Fuel, 1.2L Eco TORQ Diesel and 1.0L Turbo GDi Petrol. The 1.0 Turbo GDi petrol engine is capable of a maximum power output of 98.63bhp and peak torque performance of 172 Nm with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.2L Eco TORQ diesel engine delivers maximum power of 74 bhp and highest torque of 190Nm with options for both 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic gearbox. The 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine can churn out power output of 82 bhp and torque performance of 114 Nm with a 5-speed manual as standard and optional 5-speed automatic gearbox. The 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT Bi-Fuel (Petrol CNG) engine produces 68 bhp and 95 Nm. It only gets a 5-speed manual gearbox. The BS6 compliant Aura is built with 65 percent (AHSS & HSS) high strength steel with features like Rear Parking Sensors, Headlamp Escort Function, Anti-lock Braking System, Driver, and Passenger Airbags, Reverse Parking Camera etc. among others.