– The 2018 Honda Amaze gets a new DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system.
– The New Honda Amaze will be India’s first most affordable diesel car to get CVT gearbox.
Honda Cars India’s popular subcompact sedan – Amaze is all set to enter its second generation in May, 2018. Prior to its official launch, the Japanese carmaker has commenced taking pre-orders for the sedan. Prospective buyers can make a booking at Honda’s any authorized dealership by paying a sum of Rs 21,000. First previewed at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo, the new Honda Amaze 2018 is built on an all-new low-cost platform that will also underpin Honda’s new subcompact SUV in future. With completely new design, the 2018 Amaze looks more evolved and appealing than the first-generation model.
Besides this, the new Honda Amaze 2018 comes with a host of new connectivity and comfort features including a new 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and smartphone integration. Material quality, fit and finish have also been classed up. However, the major updates have also been made under the hood. The new Honda Amaze 2018 comes with a new, more powerful iteration of the 1.5L i-DTEC turbo diesel engine paired to a CVT automatic gearbox with paddle shifters. The sedan continues to use the 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine with both manual and CVT options. Read – 6 Things Big Changes On New Honda Amaze
– New platform
– New front grille
– New LED headlamps with LED DRLs
– Revised bumpers
– More pronounced bonnet
– Flattened nose
– New dual-tone alloy wheels
– Chrome treated door handles
– Redesigned ORVMs with integrated blinkers
– Coupe-like plunging roofline
– New tail-lamps with LED bits
– New tail-gate design and roof-spoiler
– 7.0-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system
– Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink
– Multi-functional steering wheel
– Automatic climate control
– New climate control system
– Rear air-conditioning vents
– New upholstery for seats and rear armrest
– Improved NVH levels
– Standard dual airbags
– ABS with EBD
– More power diesel engine
– CVT gearbox Read – New Vs Old Honda Amaze
The new-generation Amaze made its world debut at the 14th edition of Asia’s biggest automotive event – Delhi Auto Expo 2018. Pre-launch activities for the sedan are already underway. One can pre-book the car with an initial payment of Rs 21,000. Official launch date of the 2018 Honda Amaze is yet to be revealed by the carmaker. Though, it is likely to hit showrooms in May, 2018. Honda will soon begin promotional activities for the vehicle. Honda’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan will serve as production hub for the new 2018 Amaze. The facility will also be the global base for the engines production. The new Honda Amaze 2018 has been designed at the company’s R&D base in Thailand and it also involves lots of inputs from Honda India engineering team. Check Out – Upcoming Honda Cars in India
|Minimum||Rs 6 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 9 lakh|
The new 2018 Honda Amaze looks a lot better than the old model. The new connectivity and comfort features with improved interior quality and space further enhance its premium feel and appeal. Interestingly, the new Amaze will be India’s first affordable car to offer a CVT automatic gearbox on diesel variants. It will also be the only compact sedan to offer steering mounted paddle shifters and the second compact sedan to have manual and automatic gearboxes with both petrol and diesel powertrains. Engine setup has also been tuned for achieve more refinement and better performance.
All these attributes will surely make the new-generation model slightly more expensive than the current model. The new Honda Amaze 2018 price in India could be as low as Rs 6 lakh for the entry-level variant and go up to Rs 9 lakh for the range-topping model. At this price point, it will continue to take on the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Tigor and Hyundai Xcent. Read – Honda HR-V Is Coming To India
The subcompact sedan makes use of the all-new platform, and features a completely different design. 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 are sourced from the City sedan, making it looks more evolved and sportier than before. At the front end, the new Honda Amaze 2018 features new grille, new LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs), re-designed bumper, more pronounced bonnet and a flattened nose. Read – New-generation Honda City Under Development
The side profile of the sedan has been adored by new dual-tone alloy wheels, chrome treated door handles and redesigned ORVMs with integrated blinkers. The rear profile of the car has been completely revised and it now looks more proportionate. The sedan sports a coupe-like plunging roofline, new tail-lamps with LED bits, bumper, new tail-gate design and roof-spoiler. As mentioned in the beginning, the 2018 Honda Amaze is based on an all-new platform, which will also be used for the company’s future products. Check Out – New Honda Amaze Picture Gallery
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35-litres|
|Seating Capacity||5 Adults|
Visually, the 2018 Honda Amaze appears taller than the existing model. Though, the company hasn’t yet revealed its dimension details. The sedan’s current version is 3900mm long, 1,680mm wide and 1,505mm tall. Its wheelbase and ground clearance stand at 2,405mm and 165m respectively. With seating capacity of five adults, the subcompact sedan offers a boot space of 400-litres. It has a fuel tank capacity of 35-litres. Read – Honda To Launch 3 New Cars This Year
Similar to the exterior, the cabin of the new 2018 Amaze has been completely revamped. The new dashboard with dual-tone (Black and Beige) theme seems derived from the City sedan. One of the key updates is the new 7.0-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system, which is again sourced from the City. This system supports Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. It might get built-in Mapmyindia navigation with live traffic support, HDMI input and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Features such as multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, new upholstery for seats and rear armrest are also on offer. The use of sound-deadening material improves NVH levels of the car. What further enhance its premium appeal is the upmarket interior quality and better fit and finish. Read – Honda Amaze-based Compact SUV In The Works
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC|
|Diesel Engine||More Powerful 1.5-litre i-DTEC|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, CVT & AMT|
As mentioned in the beginning, Honda will offer the new 2018 Honda Amaze with a more powerful iteration of the 1.5-litre i-DTEC turbocharged diesel engine. Though, the power and torque figures of the updated unit are still under the wraps. The existing diesel motor delivers 99bhp and 200Nm of torque. On the other hand, the petrol version of the sedan will continue to derive its power from the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that delivers a maximum power of 87bhp at 6,000rpm and 109Nm of torque.
Transmission options on offer include a 5-speed manual and a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic unit. This makes the new Honda Amaze 2018 the second subcompact sedan to feature manual and automatic gearboxes on both petrol and diesel engines. It will also become India’s first affordable car to get a CVT gearbox on the diesel model. Pictures & Details – New-generation Honda Accord
While the mileage figures of the new model are yet to be revealed by the carmaker, it is expected to be slightly more fuel economical than the current model. That said, Honda has tuned both the powertrains for achieving higher fuel efficiency. The 2018 Honda Amaze is expected to return over 18kmpl with the petrol engine and over 26kmpl with the diesel unit. Read – 7-Seater 2018 Honda CR-V To Get A Diesel Engine
Honda will offer a new paint scheme on the new Aamze. The sedan will also continue to come in the existing seven colour choices including Bluish Titanium Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Orchid White Pearl, Taffeta White and Carnelian Red Pearl.
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.
In order to make more space for occupants, Honda has increased dimensions of the sedan. With wider and taller stance, it will be more generous to offer headroom and shoulder room to front and rear occupants. In addition, the sedan will be packed with several new features enhancing its comfort quotient. Some of its features are likely to be borrowed from the City sedan. As of now, the feature details are scanty. Though, the new Honda Amaze 2018 is likely to get a new climate control system and rear air-conditioning vents. Video – New Honda Civic First Look
Honda cars are known for their well-packaging and practicality, and the new-generation Amaze will surely be a step ahead than its predecessor. Prominent changes will be made to the interiors of the new sedan. With more spacious cabin and new comfort and connectivity bits, the sedan is likely to take on its arch rival – Dzire. For keeping knick-knacks, the 2018 Honda Aamze will offer multiple points such as bottle holders, glove box, cubby holes, cup holders, etc.
With an aim to enhance safety quotient of the sedan, Honda might offer some additional safety features. On the current generation model, the front dual SRS airbags are optional on the E and S trims and standard on SX and VX trims. The subcompact sedan also comes equipped with ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), pre-tensioners seat belts with load limiters, immobilizer with anti-theft system, front fog lamps, rear defogger, driver seat belt reminder and high mount stop lamp. Honda claims that the sedan’s ACE body structure “enhances self-protection while mitigating damage to other vehicles in event of a collision”. Read – Honda Brio Electric Under Development
Set for a generation change, the Amaze sedan will receive comprehensive aesthetic and feature upgrades along with more refined engine lineup. Compared to the current version, the new-gen model carries a more mature and sportier design. Interior has also witnessed significant updates including new infotainment system, new upholstery and a pack of comfort and safety features. Improved material quality adds more to its premium appeal. The more powerful diesel engine with CVT gearbox will surely attract more buyers. The aforementioned changes make the new Honda Amaze 2018 a good alternative to the new entrants in the segment.
Latest Video – New Honda Amaze 2018 First Look
The new-generation Honda Amaze will see significant cosmetic updates inside and out. Along with host of new comfort and connectivity features, the saloon will receive a more powerful diesel engine with a CVT gearbox.