– The 2018 Honda Amaze gets a new DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system.
– The New Honda Amaze is India’s first most affordable diesel car to get CVT gearbox.
The new-generation Honda Amaze went on sale in India on 16th May, 2018. And it has started off really well with around 9,000 monthly sales each month. The new Honda Amaze 2018 registered sales of 9,789 units in May and entered in the list of India’s top-selling passenger vehicles. It also helped the carmaker achieve 41% year-on-year growth. In June 2018, the company managed to sell over 9,000 units of the sedan.
The 2018 Honda Amaze comes in four trim levels – E, S, V and VX – with both petrol and diesel engine options. Prices of the sub-4 meter sedan fall in the range of Rs 5.59 lakh and Rs 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India). At this price, it continues to take on the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo. The second-generation Amaze sits on an all-new low-cost platform that will also be used in Honda’s upcoming subcompact SUV.
Sporting a completely new design, the new Honda Amaze 2018 looks more evolved and premium than the previous generation model. Interior and material quality of the sedan has also been classed up. Engine setup of the new Honda Amaze 2018 includes a more refined 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel and 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol unit. While the former comes with a CVT automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, the latter one is available with both manual and CVT options. Mileage figures of the sedan stand at 19.0kmpl (petrol CVT) – 19.5kmpl (petrol MT) and 23.8kmpl (diesel CVT) – 27.4kmpl (diesel MT). 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
|Variants||Petrol Prices||Diesel Prices|
|E||5.59 lakh||6.69 lakh|
|S||6.49 lakh||7.59 lakh|
|S CVT||7.39 lakh||8.39 lakh|
|V||7.09 lakh||8.19 lakh|
|V CVT||7.99 lakh||8.99 lakh|
|VX||7.57 lakh||8.67 lakh|
With comprehensive cosmetic upgrades, the new 2018 Honda Amaze looks a lot better than the old model. The new connectivity and comfort features with improved quality and space further enhance its premium feel and appeal. Interestingly, the new Amaze is India’s first affordable car to offer a CVT automatic gearbox on diesel variants. It is the only compact sedan to offer steering mounted paddle shifters and the second in its category to have manual and automatic gearboxes with both petrol and diesel powertrains. Check Out – Upcoming Honda Cars in India
Engines have also been tuned for achieving more refinement and better performance. All these attributes make the new-generation model slightly more expensive than its predecessor. The new Honda Amaze 2018 carline comes in four trims – E, S, V and VX – priced in the range of Rs 5.59 lakh (for the entry-level variant) and Rs 8.99 lakh (for the range-topping model). Read – Honda HR-V Is Coming To India
– Dual front airbags
– ABS with EBD
– Rear parking sensors
– 4.0-cm multi-info display
– Power windows
– Front 12V accessory socket
– Power Steering
– Driver side window one touch down
– 1-litre bottle holders on all-doors
– Trunk Light
– Power-folding and adjustable ORVMS with turn indicators
– 2-DIN audio system with AUX/Bluetooth/USB
– Multi-functional steering wheel
– Keyless entry
– Front & Rear 12V accessory socket
– Height adjustable Driver’s seat
– Rear armrest
– Adjustable front seat headrests
– Body coloured door hadles
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– Optional CVT gearbox
– LED daytime running lights
– 15-inch alloy wheels
– Front fog lamps
– Keyless go & push-button start
– Automatic climate control
– Paddle shifters with petrol CVT
– 7-inch DIGIPAD 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system
– Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
– GPS with turn-by-turn navigation
– Reverse camera
– Cruise Control Read – New Honda Amaze 2018 Review – The Dzire Finally Has a Worthy Rival!
As mentioned above, the 2018 Honda Amaze has been designed on an all-new platform, and carries 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. Most of the design bits on the new Amaze are carried over from the City sedan, thus making it looks more evolved and sportier than before. Face of the subcompact sedan, however, seems inspired by the Accord. Similar to its premium sibling, the new Honda Amaze 2018 features a new grille and new LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and LED position light. Read – New-generation Honda City Under Development
The bumper has also been re-designed and looks bolder than before. The more pronounced bonnet and a flattened nose add more to its new look. The changed silhouette and slightly lowered roof-line enhance aerodynamics of the sedan. Moving to sides, the 2018 Honda Amaze sports new dual-tone diamond cut alloy wheels, chrome treated door handles and redesigned ORVMs with integrated LED 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. Check Out – New Honda Amaze Picture Gallery
|Height||1501mm (S, V, VX)/1498mm (E)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||35-litres|
|Seating Capacity||5 Adults|
Visually, the 2018 Honda Amaze appears bigger than the old model. While the sedan’s previous version was 3900mm long, 1,680mm wide and 1,505mm tall, the new-generation model measures 3,995mm in length, 1,695mm in width and 1,500mm in height. This makes it around 5mm longer, 15mm wider and 5mm shorter than the predecessor. Its wheelbase has also been stretched to 2,470mm from 2,405mm. In fact, the ground clearance of the sedan has been increased to 170mm. With seating capacity of five adults, the subcompact sedan now offers a boot space of 420-litres, which is 20-litres more than before. It has a fuel tank capacity of 35-litres. Read – Honda To Launch 3 New Cars This Year
Comprehensive upgrades continue inside the cabin as well. The new Honda Amaze 2018 gets a new dashboard with dual-tone (Black and Beige) theme that seems to be derived from the City sedan. Though, the major change comes in the form of a new 7.0-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system borrowed from the City sedan. This system comes with smartphone apps integrations such as Google Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. It also gets built-in Mapmyindia navigation with live traffic support, HDMI input and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The 2018 Honda Amaze also comes loaded with a multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, engine start stop button, dual USB ports, dual 12V power outlets, new upholstery for seats and a fold-down central rear armrest. 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
|Diesel Engine||1.5-litre i-DTEC turbo|
|Max Power||98.6bhp MT/78.9bhp CVT|
|Max Torque||200Nm MT/160Nm CVT|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & CVT with paddle shifter|
|Petrol Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & CVT (only in S & V trims)|
Under the hood, the new 2018 Honda Amaze houses a more refined iteration of the 1.5-litre i-DTEC turbocharged diesel engine. The diesel manual and CVT variants returns a claimed power output of 98.6bhp (100PS) with 200Nm and 78.9bhp (80PS) with 160Nm respectively. On the other hand, the petrol version of the sedan continues to use the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that’s good enough for 88.7bhp (90PS) at 6,000rpm and 110Nm of torque.
Both the powertrains comes with a 5-speed manual and a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) automatic gearbox options. One must note that the diesel CVT is available in the S and V mid-level trims. This makes the new Honda Amaze 2018 the second subcompact sedan to feature manual and automatic gearboxes on both petrol and diesel engines. It also became India’s first affordable car to get a CVT gearbox on the diesel model. Pictures & Details – New-generation Honda Accord
Mileage figures of the 2018 Honda Amaze are quite impressive. The petrol manual version of the subcompact sedan delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 19.5kmpl, the CVT model offers 19.0kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel variants with manual and CVT gearbox promise a claimed mileage of 27.4kmpl and 23.8kmpl respectively. Read – 7-Seater 2018 Honda CR-V To Get A Diesel Engine
The new Amaze comes in a choice of five new exterior colour schemes – Golden Brown Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Radiant Red, White Orchid Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic.
With an all-new design, classed-up interior and a more powerful diesel engine, the 2018 Honda Amaze competes with the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which is currently dominating the segment. It also locks 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 is more generous to offer headroom and shoulder room to front and rear occupants. Similar to the old model, the 2018 Honda Amaze offers seat height adjustment (around 50mm) making it comfortable for short drivers. The front seats head restraints are protruded enough to rest your head comfortably. Features such as ECO lamp, vanity mirror with lid, tilt steering, head light off reminder, tachometer, centre interior light, trunk light and grab rail add more to its convenience level.
In addition, the sedan is packed with several new features enhancing its comfort quotient. Some of its features are borrowed from the City sedan. The new Honda Amaze 2018 comes equipped with multi function steering wheel with cruise control, paddle shift, push start/stop button, rear parking sensors and rear parking camera. It also gets a new automatic 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 is surely be a step ahead than its predecessor. Just so you know, the previous Amaze missed out some practical features such as climate control, adjustable neck restraints, seat belt height adjustment, etc. Prominent changes have been made to the interiors of the new sedan.
With more spacious cabin and new comfort and connectivity bits, the sedan will take on its arch rival – Dzire. For keeping knick-knacks, the 2018 Honda Aamze offers multiple points such as front and rear bottle holders, glove box, cubby holes, cup holders in centre console, and rear seat centre armrest, accessory socket, seat back pocket, etc. The subcompact sedan offers a boot space of 420-litre, which is more accommodating than its arch rival – the Maruti Dzire.
With an aim to enhance safety quotient of the sedan, Honda has offered some additional safety features. The carmaker offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD and front seatbelt pretension with load limiter as standard safety equipment on the new Amaze. On the previous model, the front dual SRS airbags were 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
The 2018 Amaze sedan has witnessed significant updates inside and out. Besides this, the sedan has received a more refined engine lineup. Compared to the previous version, the new-gen model has a more mature looks and it carries sportier stance. Some of the major changes have been made inside the cabin including a new infotainment system, new upholstery and a pack of comfort and safety features. Improved material quality adds more to its premium appeal. The more refined 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.
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The new-generation Honda Amaze has witnessed significant cosmetic updates inside and out. Along with host of new comfort and connectivity features, the saloon receives a more powerful diesel engine with a CVT gearbox.