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.
Honda, the Japanese automaker has started working on the next generation Amaze compact sedan for the Indian market. If reports are to be believed, the Honda Amaze 2018 is under its final production phase at the company’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. Besides new Amaze, Honda will also showcase the long-awaited HRV compact SUV at the biennial event in February 2018. Unlike the outgoing model that had its R&D at the company’s Thailand facility, the new generation model will have inputs from the company’s Indian engineering team as well.
The next generation Amaze compact sedan will get changes to exterior and interior as well. In fact, the Japanese automaker also plans to make the car more powerful and fuel efficient than the current model. Report further suggests that the next Amaze could be India’s most fuel efficient sedan. As a reminder, the new generation Dzire is currently the most powerful sub-4 metre sedan on sale in India. While the exterior styling is likely to be revised thoroughly, the cabin will receive improved quality materials and finishes. Adding to it, the vehicle will also get advanced connectivity and comfort fitments. It is expected to get Honda’s new 7-inch DigiPad infotainment system, which we have already seen on the new City sedan.
The Japanese automaker will also likely to make some changes to the dimensions of the car. While retaining the sub-4 metre size, the new Amaze will be wider and more spacious than the current model. Mechanics of the car will also receive some major changes. The Honda Amaze 2018 will get a more powerful version of the 1.5-litre diesel engine. The gasoline version is likely to be the same 86.7bhp, 1.2-litre i-VTEC unit paired to a 5-speed manual and an automatic unit. This time around, the sedan might also get an optional AMT (automated manual transmission) unit. The 2018 Honda Amaze AMT version will be pitted against against the new-generation Maruti Dzire AMT.
The new-generation Amaze is likely to make its global debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. However, Honda is yet to make an official statement on the same. We expect that the company sedan could be launch before festive season 2018. That means, it will hit showrooms before the arrival of the new-generation Brio hatchback. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Honda Cars in India
|Minimum||Rs 6 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 9 lakh|
The New 2018 Honda Amaze will have an edgier design along with a host of high-tech connectivity and comfort features. Besides new features and design changes, the carline could also get a more powerful diesel model. The diesel model could also get AMT gearbox, which will rival the Dzire AMT. With advanced features and several updates, the second generation model is likely to be priced more than the outgoing car. It is estimated to be priced around Rs 6 lakh for the entry level variant, and Rs 9 lakh for the range-topping trim.
The current petrol versions is priced in the range of Rs 5.59 lakh – Rs 8.49 lakh, while the diesel model prices range between Rs 6.74 lakh to Rs 8.52 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi). Similar to the current generation, the 2018 Amaze is being manufactured at Honda’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. The same facility will also serve the global engines demand for the compact sedan. Read – Honda HR-V India Launch On The Cards
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC|
|Diesel Engine||More Powerful 1.5-litre i-DTEC|
|Transmission||5-speed MT, CVT & AMT|
The new generation model will continue to feature the same set of engines. However, the powertrains will be tuned to offer more power and mileage. The petrol version will feature the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that churns out a maximum power output of 87bhp at 6,000rpm and 109Nm of prak torque at 4,500rpm. Just like the current model, it will be linked to a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox.
On the other hand, the diesel version will get the updated version of the 1.5-litre i-DTEC version. Media reports suggest that Honda will calibrate this engine to produce more power and higher fuel efficiency. The current oil burner generates 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Adding to it, the diesel model will have better sound deadening materials that will reduce NVH levels. The carline might receive an optional AMT gearbox with the more powerful iteration of the car. Pictures & Details – New-generation Honda Accord
On the fuel efficiency front, the 2018 Honda Amaze will be a step ahead from the current generation. As per a claim, the second-gen model will deliver a class-leading mileage figures. It petrol version is estimated to return 22kmpl, and the diesel model will be rated at 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 go up against its arch rival – Maruti Suzuki Dzire that recently received a generation change. It will also lock horns against the new Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo and other sub-4 meter sedans.
The new 2018 Honda Amaze will continue to feature the same versatile Brio’s platform that also underpins the BRV 7 seater SUV. Continue to sit under 4 meter in length, the new model will be wider and taller to offer spacious cabin. Though there’s no information about the design and styling changes, it is likely to have edgier and sportier design. The sedan’s design will be inspired from Honda’s new EXCITING H design philosophy, which we have already seen on new City. It is likely to get an all-new front fascia with re-designed grille, bumper and headlamps with LED elements.
Due to changes in dimensions, the sedan’s side profile will also see significant upgrades. It is likely to get new designed alloy wheels, strong shoulder lines, chrome treatment on door handles and new electrically adjustable ORVMs with integrated blinkers. The rear too expected to receive significant changes in the form of new taillights, bumper and roof spoiler. We expect that the compact sedan will share most of its design cues with the new-generation City.
Inside the cabin, the new Amaze will have improved quality of materials and finishes. The vehicle will also get several high-end connectivity and convenience features. It is expected to get new climate control system and rear air-conditioning vents. In fact, the saloon will have a more generous cabin space for occupants – all thanks to increased width. Honda made the dual airbags standard across the carline with its last major update in March 2016. This time, the carmaker might further improve its safety quotient by adding new equipment.
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35-litres|
|Seating Capacity||5 Adults|
Front – McPherson strut coil spring
Rear – Torsion beam coil spring
Front – Disc
Rear – Drum
Front – 175/65 R14
Rear – 175/65 R14
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.