Which version (CNG or diesel) should I go for. I drive about 12,000 kms every month.
By: manishochani on 2 november 2015
The diesel engine if Amaze is somewhat noisy when compared with counterparts like Dzire and others. I would suggest you to go for CNG. If you can live with the somewhat louder noise and can afford the higher price, diesel might make more sense sinec they feel somewhat more powerful. Alternatively, you can look at other cars like Xcent, Dzire, Figo Aspire etc.
I suggest you go for the CNG version of the work as the diesel version of the car will be less efficient at such a km range per month for the car. Unless you want to go bankrupt I suggest you prefer the cng version any day because it will be worth the money.
The diesel version would be my choice as it offers much more comfort than CNG version and I would also go for extra mile if I know the drive is gonna be comfortable. I would any day prefer the diesel version only for the comfort of long drives in the car.
The Amaze is perhaps the first diesel car by honda and they have done a splendid job on it. However the engine is not as refined as the other diesel cars and therefore I would prefer installing a cng kit to be on the safe side of the river everytime.
The diesel performance of the car is not up to the mark, speaking from the personal experience case and therefore would prefer the cng version of the car as speaking purely on performance basis and speed the cng may provide a better result. Honda needs to learn a lot yet.
The CNG version will be economical any day over the diesel version. You even get better mileage figures driving the cng version and hence I would prefer you go for the CNG version. Also the performance is tweaked a little down side but it is acceptable as you want to drive so much.