New-generation Honda Amaze might have its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February.
Engine option for the 2018 Honda Amaze will include a more powerful 1.5L i-DTEC diesel and a 1.2L i-VTEC petrol unit.
The second-generation Amaze is in the works and is said to be more upmarket than the current model. Prominent changes are underway for the interior, that is expected to get a new design for the dashboard. Use of superior material quality will add up to the overall premium look inside. Honda will also make changes to carve out more space for the occupants seated at the back. The Honda Amaze 2018 subcompact sedan will continue to underpin the same platform, albeit it will borrow several styling cues from City sedan. Mechanical set-up will remain unchanged, with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel unit powering the carline.
-The Second-generation Amaze will be officially launched in India sometime in 2018 and reports suggest that Honda could preview the car publicly at the 2018 Auto Expo in February 2018.
-In a bid to lure customers, Honda recently rolled out a limited edition, christened Honda Amaze Privilege on the lower spec S(O) manual trim in petrol and diesel option. Additional kit includes a new infotainment system, new beige colour seat covers and centre armrest for driver among several others. Continue Reading
-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 is expected to preview the new Amaze at the upcoming 2018 Auto Expo that starts on February 9, 2018. While Honda is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of second-gen Amaze, reports indicate at a pre-festive launch in 2018. This means it will be launched before the new-gen Brio. 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 will be more upmarket than the preceding model and will offer more space to the occupants at the rear. To make it more desirable, Honda will add new connectivity and comfort tech. Design changes to the exterior and interior will enhance its visual appeal. While the engine set will be retained, Honda could tune it for higher fuel efficiency. With these changes to the carline, expect the new Amaze to be priced between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh, slightly higher than the current model that is available from Rs 5.50 lakh to Rs 8.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read – Honda HR-V India Launch On The Cards
The new Honda Amaze 2018 will receive radical cosmetic changes on the outside with elements such as LED daytime running lights, new dual-tone alloy wheels and LED taillamps styling the sedan. It could additionally come with new paint schemes. Amaze will retain the versatile Brio underpinnings used in several other models including BR-V 7-seater SUV. Honda could alter the width to make more room for the occupants inside. The styling will be done in tandem with Honda’s new ECITING H design tenet seen on the new City. That said, most of the cues on the new Amaze will be inspired by the City sedan. Most of the changes are expected to be seen in front with a new grille, bumper and headlamps with LED bits. At sides, it could come with new set of alloy wheels, chrome treated door handles and redesigned ORVMs with integrated blinkers. While at the back, the car might get new taillamps, bumper and roof spoiler.
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35-litres|
|Seating Capacity||5 Adults|
It is expected that Honda will make changes to the interior for a more premium look. Use of superior quality material will further add to the plusher cabin. Honda had introduced a new dashboard in the last year’s facelift, but to match up with the new styling changes, it will use a new design for the dashboard in the new-gen model. Honda will also alter the width to make out more room for the occupants at the back. One of the prominent additions to the interior will be the 7.0-inch DigiPad infotainment system used in City sedan.
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC|
|Diesel Engine||More Powerful 1.5-litre i-DTEC|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, CVT & AMT|
The all-new Amaze is likely to retain the same petrol and diesel engines that power the current model. That said, the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol unit with 87bhp at 6,000rpm and 109Nm along with Honda’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC oil burner with 99bhp and 200Nm torque will continue to power the subcompact sedan. Reports in media also suggest that Honda could calibrate the diesel unit for more power and better fuel economy. Honda will also make changes to reduce the NVH levels in the diesel engine. In addition to the standard 5-speed manual unit and an optional CVT, Honda could add an AMT unit. It is expected that the AMT unit will be offered on the more powerful diesel unit. Pictures & Details – New-generation Honda Accord
In terms of fuel economy, the new Amaze will be slightly more frugal than the current model. That said, Honda will make tune the engines to deliver higher fuel economy. According to estimated, the petrol Amaze will return 22km/l and the diesel Amaze will deliver 28.4km/l.
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.
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