– New generation Honda Amaze has been unveiled at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo alongside new Civic and CRV.
– It is equipped with a new 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
– The new Amaze shares design cues with the new City sedan, and has better quality interior.
Honda, Japanese automaker has officially unveiled the second generation Amaze sub-4 meter sedan in the Indian market. The new Honda Amaze 2018 will officially go on sale in India in the second half of 2018. This model is based on the modified version of the existing Brio platform, which is lighter, stiffer and safer. It is powered by the existing set of engines – 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. However, both the engines have been tuned for better NVH levels and fuel efficiency.
In terms of styling, the new Honda Amaze 2018 gets significant changes to both exterior and interior. Design inspiration for the sedan comes from Honda’s EXCITING H design philosophy, which we have already seen on the facelifted sedan. It now looks more like a small City, featuring solid wing front grille with sharp headlamps with LED DRLs, wider bumper and sculpted bonnet. Rear too has been completely revamped, which now looks more proportionate.
New Honda Amaze 2018 Detailed Preview
Honda Amaze was first launched in April 2013 and was the first Honda to cross the fastest 30,000 sales mark. The Amaze received its first facelift in March 2016, and achieved 2 lakh sales milestone in June 2016. However, the compact sedan failed to maintain the sales momentum for long and witnessed a constant decline. Considering the falling sales graph, Honda Cars India has decided to give a major update to the vehicle. With new model, Honda aims to regain its lost share in the highly competitive compact sedan segment.
-New climate control system
-Rear air-conditioning vents
-7.0-inch Digipad touchscreen infotainment system
-New alloy wheels
-New power-operated ORVMs
-Standard dual airbags
Honda Cars India has unveiled the new-generation Amaze at the 14th edition of Asia’s biggest automotive event – Delhi Auto Expo 2018. The company is yet to announce the exact launch date of the 2018 Honda Amaze, but sources reveal that it will go on sale in the second half of 2018 (Before Diwali). Honda’s Tapukara facility will be the production hub for the new Amaze and will also facilitate production of engines used in the compact sedan. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Honda Cars in India
|Minimum||Rs 6 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 9 lakh|
The new 2018 Honda Amaze is a more upmarket product than the preceding model, offering more space to the occupants at the rear. To make it more desirable, Honda has added new connectivity and comfort tech. With new exterior and interior along with added features and tweaked engines, the new Amaze is expected to be slightly more expensive than the outgoing model. We believe that the new model could be priced around Rs 6 lakh for the entry-level variant and Rs 9 lakh for the range-topping model. Read – Honda HR-V Is Coming To India
The new Honda Amaze 2018 receives radical design changes on the outside. Major changes are offered on the front fascia of the car, which has new LED daytime running lights and new bumper. Other major changes include new dual-tone alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps styling and completely revamped rear profile. The carline also gets new striking paint schemes. The 2018 Honda Amaze is based on the existing versatile Brio platform, which also underpins the BR-V 7-seater SUV. However, this platform has been thoroughly modified to improve structural integrity. It is claimed to be lighter, stiffer and safer than the previous platform.
The new model is wider than the outgoing model, which translates into more shoulder space for the rear occupants. The styling has been done in tandem with Honda’s new EXCITING H design tenet, which we have already seen on the new City. That said, most of the cues on the new Amaze has been inspired by the City sedan. Majority of the changes are offered in front with a new grille, bumper and headlamps with LED bits. Styling updates such as new set of alloy wheels, chrome treated door handles and redesigned ORVMs with integrated blinkers accentuated its side profile. The rear profile of the car has been completely revised and it now looks more proportionate. It now gets new tail-lamps with LED bits, bumper, new tail-gate design and roof-spoiler.
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35-litres|
|Seating Capacity||5 Adults|
The cabin of the new Amaze has been completely revamped, which now features better quality material and fit and finish. The vehicle is now equipped with new dashboard, which is basically the slightly modified version of the one offered in City sedan. The cabin will come with improved sound-deadening materials to offer better NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) levels. Built on the modified Brio’s platform, the new model is claimed to offer more space inside the cabin. It is wider than the outgoing Amaze, which ensures more shoulder space for the rear occupants.
The new Amaze will be equipped with a new 7.0-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system that is used in the City sedan. This system is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. Other features include multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, new upholstery for seats, rear armrest and others.
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC|
|Diesel Engine||More Powerful 1.5-litre i-DTEC|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, CVT & AMT|
Engine setup for the 2018 Honda Amaze is unchanged. Similar to the outgoing model, the new model will continue to be available with the same petrol and diesel engine. Currently, the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol motor of the sedan pushes out a maximum power of 87bhp at 6,000rpm and 109Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel variants use Honda’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC oil burner producing a peak power of 99bhp and 200Nm torque. The company has calibrated the diesel engine for more power and better fuel efficiency. Honda has also made changes to reduce the NVH levels in the diesel engine. In addition to the standard 5-speed manual unit and an optional CVT, Honda has added an AMT unit. The AMT unit will be offered on the more powerful diesel unit. Pictures & Details – New-generation Honda Accord
In terms of mileage, the new Amaze is slightly more fuel efficient than the current model. That said, Honda has tuned the engines to deliver higher fuel economy. According to estimated, the petrol Amaze will return 22kmpl and the diesel Amaze will deliver 28.4kmpl.
Currently, the compact sedan is available in four Metallic shades – Bluish Titanium Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic and Alabaster Silver Metallic along with Orchid White Pearl, Taffeta White and Carnelian Red Pearl. The same paint schemes will be offered on the new model. Read – 7-Seater 2018 Honda CR-V To Get A Diesel Engine
With an all-new design, classed up interior and a more powerful diesel engine, the 2018 Honda Amaze will take head-to-head against the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which is currently dominating the segment. It will also lock horns against the new Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo and other sub-4 meter sedans.
Honda will not only make changes to offer more space to the occupants inside the cabin, but it will pack in new comfort tech to add to the comfort quotient. It is expected that some of the bits will be borrowed from the City sedan. While nothing much is known currently, we expect the new Honda Amaze 2018 to get a new climate control system and rear air-conditioning vents for the convenience of the rear occupants.
Prominent changes will be made to the interiors of the new Honda Amaze subcompact sedan. Along with making the cabin more spacious and packing in new comfort and connectivity bits, the model is likely to match up rivals when it comes to utility spaces. That said, expect multiple points on the inside of the all-new Amaze such as bottle holders, glove box, cubby holes, cup holders etc.
The new Honda Amaze is expected to receive advanced safety kit in addition to the current features. The existing model gets driver side and co-passenger side airbags as standard. Other prominent bits such as ABS, EBD, pre-tensioners seat belts with load limiters, immobilizer with anti-theft system are also offered on the current model.
With prominent styling upgrades in line with Honda’s stellar model City, a plusher cabin packed with new connectivity and comfort bits and an AMT gearbox, the all-new Amaze seems like a good alternative to the new entrants in the segment.