The Honda Amaze is the latest entrant in the compact-sedan segment in India. Originally launched back in April 2013, the Honda Amaze rivals the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire and the Volkswagen Ameo. The second-generation Honda Amaze was unveiled at Auto Expo 2018.
The 2018 Honda Amaze features an entirely new design in-line with that of the City and, to an extent, the Accord. The sedan is now 5mm longer and 15mm wider at 3995mm and 1695mm length and breadth, respectively. The wheelbase has also increased by 65mm.
Inside, the new Honda Amaze gets a dual-tone theme. The car also gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2018 Honda Amaze comes in both petrol and diesel variants. The 1.2-litre petrol engine makes 87bhp and 110Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre diesel unit puts out 99bhp and 200Nm. The engines come mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT unit - A first for the diesel Amaze. In fact, the Honda Amaze is the only car in the segment to get CVT in the diesel variant.
Claimed mileage figures of the new Amaze is as follows:
- Petrol (manual): 19.5km/l
- Petrol (automatic): 19km/l
- Diesel (manual): 27.4km/l
- Diesel (automatic): 23.8km/l
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We are at the launch of the new 2018 Honda Amaze. Stay tuned for all the live updates from the event.
The Venue Is Set
The launch of the new Amaze will commence any time now. The compact sedan seems to be a strong rival to the proven Maruti Dzire. What do you think?
Compact Yet Big!
Compared to the outgoing model, the new Amaze is longer and wider by 5mm and 15mm, respectively.
Honda Car India officials are addressing the gathering, sharing the future plans of the brand in India.
Industry-First Diesel CVT
The Amaze is the only car in India with a diesel CVT on offer.
Changes Are Numerous
The new Amaze features an entirely-new design, bith outside and inside.
Running Cost Is The Key
Honda Car India aims to provide the lowest maintenance cost for the new Amaze.
Based On Three Design Traits
Amazing, Compact & Limousine – The three concepts that surround the new Amaze's design philosophy.
Sub-Four-Metre, Yet Big
The design has succeeded to an extent in masking the car's compact dimensions.
A lot of thought process has gone into the design of the 2018 Amaze.
The Solid Wing Face
Honda calls the new front design of the Amaze as the 'Solid Wing Face'.
Honda has also developed a unique lighting pattern.
The interior design is based on the two themes – Serenity & Passion.
The seating has been designed to provide optimal support and comfort.
The Amaze Petrol Specifications:
Engine: 1.2-litre i-VTEC Power: 89bhp @ 6000rpm Torque: 110Nm @ 4800rpm Mileage: 19.5km/l for the manual and 19km/l for the CVT
The Amaze Diesel Specifications:
Engine: 1.5-litre i-DTEC Power: 99bhp @ 3600rpm Torque: 200Nm @ 1500rpm Mileage: 27.4km/l for the manual and 23.8km/l for the CVT
Lower Emissions And Noise For The Diesel
Honda promises class-leading NVH controls in the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine.
The all-new chassis gives excellent balance and stability.
Abundance Of Features
The new Amaze gets a lot of advanced features.
Honda has always been at the forefront when it comes to the number of features offered.
Here are some of the primary features in the new Amaze.
Besides the features, the car has also got a lot of storage spaces which add practicality.
Was The Amaze Made Just For You?
The Honda Amaze is the ideal compact sedan if you are between 25 and 40.
The Amaze is 'the most premium and aspirational' sedan, as per Honda.
Designed to 'Amaze'! Do you believe so?
Honda Amaze 2018 Variants
The Honda Amaze comes with either a petrol or a diesel engine. Under each, comes six variants: E, S, V, VX, S CVT & V CVT.
The new Amaze has also got a wide range of accessories to choose from.
More Details Of Honda Car India:
Honda Car India currently has 353 sales outlets across 241 cities in the country.
Honda also promises the best-in-class warranty for the new Amaze.
Prices Announced: Starts At Rs 5.59 Lakh
Prices for the new Honda Amaze starts at Rs 5.59 lakh ex-showroom. The petrol manual E variant is the base model. (Prices are introductory).
Here Are The Prices:
Prices for the petrol Honda Amaze starts at Rs 5.59 lakh, while the diesel Amaze can be bought from Rs 6.69 lakh*. *Prices are ex-showroom.
CVT Model Prices:
The petrol CVT (S trim) starts at a price of Rs 7.39 lakh. The diesel CVT (S trim) costs Rs 8.39 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom pan India.
The CVT unit is available only in the mid-spec S & V variants. The top-variant VX gets only a manual transmission.
Available In Five Colours
The new Amaze is available in the following shades: Radiant Red, Orchid White Pearl, Modern Steel, Golden Metallic Brown and Lunar Silver.
And Here It Is!
What do you think of the new Honda Amaze?
Looks quite similar to the bigger Honda City.
Straight-cut rear-end to confine the car under four metres.
Honda has tried their best to mask the compact nature of the new Amaze.
The New Honda Amaze
What are your thoughts on Honda's compact sedan? Will it perform well in the market?
For more details about the variants and pricing of the new Honda Amaze 2018, check out our launch article.