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Honda has launched the new Amaze in India at a starting price of Rs 5.59 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). The new Honda Amaze was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018 and the bookings for the new-gen Amaze is open in the country. The Honda Amaze 2018 gets an all-new design language and new features.
So, what has changed in the new Honda Amaze 2018 as compared to the old Amaze? Is the new Honda Amaze worth the wait? Let's find out in this detailed comparison between new Honda Amaze 2018 and the old Honda Amaze on design, specifications, features, mileage and price.
The new Honda Amaze 2018 features an all-new design language inspired by the Honda City. The front fascia of the new Amaze sports an upright stance with a prominent chrome strip on the grille. The sedan also features new angular headlamps and revamped bumper with fog lamp housings.
The front fascia of the old Amaze features a sloping bonnet, chrome strip on the grille, a large central air dam and a bumper with fog lamp housing. The front end of the new Amaze is sharp and aggressive as compared to the old Amaze.
The side profile of the new Amaze features a shoulder line connecting the headlamps and the tail light cluster and new 15-inch alloy wheels. The rear end of the compact sedan features new C-shaped split tail light cluster and a chrome strip running across the tailgate.
The side profile of the old Honda Amaze features several character lines running across the body. The rear profile of the old Amaze features a sculpted bumper, wraparound tail light cluster and a chrome strip running across the boot. The rear section of the new Amaze looks sleek and sharp as compared to the old Amaze.
Engine Specifications, Gearbox And Mileage
The new Honda Amaze 2018 draws power from the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 88bhp and 109Nm of torque and the diesel engine is good for 100bhp and 200Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox.
On the mechanical front, the new Honda Amaze does not get any changes except for the new CVT gearbox. Another prominent highlight is the diesel CVT combo. The power figures also remain the same as the old Amaze.
The new Honda Amaze 2018 is based on an all-new platform which is lighter, stiffer and stronger. The new Amaze should return improved mileage figures as compared to the old Amaze.
The interior of the new Honda Amaze features a black and beige dashboard theme which is similar to the old Amaze. But the new Amaze is equipped with a 7-inch Digipad 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system, paddle shifters and engine start/stop button.
The interior of the old Amaze also features a dual-tone theme and a touchscreen infotainment system. The cabin of the new Amaze looks upmarket and comes loaded with features as compared to the old Amaze.
The new Honda Amaze comes loaded with features such as cruise control, power folding ORVMs with integrated turn signal indicators, shark fin antenna and alloy wheels. The old Amaze also comes with a similar set of features as compared to the new Amaze.
The new Honda Amaze 2018 is likely to come with dual airbags, ABS and EBD as standard across all the variants. The new Amaze also gets rear parking sensors and camera. The old Amaze was also equipped with dual airbags but as an optional feature on the base variant.
The new Honda Amaze 2018 has grown in length and width and is slightly shorter than the old Amaze. To be precise, the new Amaze is 5mm longer, 15mm wider and 5mm shorter than the old Amaze.
The old Amaze was priced between Rs 5.58 lakh and Rs 8.50 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi). The new Honda Amaze 2018 is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh ex-showroom.
The new Honda Amaze 2018 features an all-new design language and gets several new features as compared to the old Amaze. The new Amaze was definitely worth the wait as it comes with a first-in-segment diesel CVT combo.