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’s one of the top-selling cars – Amaze is all set for a generation next year. In fact, the new Honda Amaze 2018 could have its public debut at the Auto Expo, which will be held in February next year. 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. 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. Similar to the current model, the new-generation Amaze is also being produced at the carmaker’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.
The 2108 Honda Amaze is likely to come with a host of significant exterior and interior upgrades. In fact, the company is also planning to introduce a more powerful 1.5 diesel engine on the Amaze carline. However, the petrol model will continue to use the same 86.7bhp, 1.2-litre i-VTEC unit paired to a 5-speed manual and an automatic unit. This time around, Honda might offer an optional AMT (automated manual transmission) unit. The 2018 Honda Amaze AMT version will take on the new-generation Maruti Dzire AMT. As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, the next-gen model could be India’s most fuel efficiency compact sedan.
The exterior styling is likely to be revised thoroughly with features such as LED DRLs, new dual tone alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. The car might also see a few new paint schemes. Cabin will receive improved quality materials and finishes. Additionally, the vehicle will also get advanced connectivity and comfort fitments. Speculations are on rife that the new Amaze might borrow Honda’s new 7-inch DigiPad infotainment system from the new City sedan.
Other key highlights might include automatic climate control, keyless entry, rear AC vents, push button start and adjustable front seat headrests instead of fixed one. The Japanese automaker is 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.
The 2018 Honda Amaze might make its first public appearance at the Delhi Auto Expo early next year. However, Honda is yet to make an official statement on the same. The sedan’s new-generation model might see a release before festive season 2018. That means, it will go on sale before the arrival of the new-generation Brio hatchback. Honda’s Tapukara-based plant in Rajasthan will serve as production hub for the compact sedan. The same facility will also serve the global engines demand for the compact sedan. Photo Gallery – Upcoming Honda Cars in India
|Minimum||Rs 6 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 9 lakh|
The New 2018 Honda Amaze will feature 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 go up against the Dzire AMT. With advanced features and several updates, the second generation model could be more expensive than the outgoing car. It is estimated to be priced as low as Rs 6 lakh for the entry level variant, and go up to 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). The new Honda Amaze 2018 price in India is likely to fall between Rs 6.00 lakh – Rs 9.00 lakh (ex-showroom). 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|
As mentioned above, Honda will introduce a more powerful and fuel efficient iteration of the compact sedan. The 2018 Amaze will come with the updated version of the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. Media reports suggest that Honda will calibrate this motor to produce more power and higher fuel efficiency. The current oil burner generates 99bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Furthermore, 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.
On the other hand, the new generation Amaze petrol will continue to feature the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine making a top power output of 87bhp at 6,000rpm and 109Nm of peak torque at 4,500rpm. Just like the current model, it will be could be brought either with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT unit. 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. Its 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 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.
The new 2018 Honda Amaze will continue to be based on the 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 than the current one. This will also make it more spacious than before. 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 see 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. Honda’s 7-inch Digipad touchscreen infotainment system could be carried over from the new City sedan. 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
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