In a bid to regain lost market share, Honda is aiming at premium car segment with new Civic and CRV. Besides premium cars, Honda is betting big on the new-generation Amaze compact sedan which has been launched in India today. Priced at Rs 5.59 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India), the new Amaze is bigger, spacious, feature loaded and more fuel efficient than the previous model. It will directly rival the likes of Hyundai Xcent, Maruti Dzire and Ford Aspire.
The second-generation Amaze gets all-new design that makes it look a lot better than the old model. The sedan is equipped with several new connectivity and comfort features with improved interior quality and space, which makes it slightly premium than the previous model. Prices of the sedan start from Rs 5.59 lakh and go all the way up to Rs lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). While the petrol trims have been priced between Rs 5.59 lakh and Rs 7.99 lakh, the diesel variants range from Rs 6.69 lakh to Rs 8.99 lakh (prices are ex-showroom, pan India). Note – These are introductory prices. Read – New Honda Amaze Review
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2. Diesel CVT
The new Amaze is available in two engine options – 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. A five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels come as standard. What’s interesting is that the new Amaze is the only diesel car in its league to offer CVT automatic gearbox.
3. Engine Specifications
As mentioned above, the Japanese carmaker offers the new Amaze compact sedan with 2 engine options – 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. The oil burner offers two states of tunes – 98.6bhp with 200Nm in manual version and 78.9bhp with 160Nm in CVT version. On the other hand, the petrol version of the sedan continues to derive its power from the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that churns out 88.7bhp of power and 110Nm of torque. Read – New Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Dzire
4. All-New Platform
The new Amaze sub-4 meter sedan has been developed specifically for Indian market. This model has been conceptualised at Honda’s Asia Pacific R&D centre in Thailand. It is based on an all-new platform, which is claimed to be versatile, stiffer and safer than the outgoing platform. This platform helps the automaker to create more space inside the cabin.
5. New Design
New Amaze design seems heavily inspired from Honda’s bigger sedans including City and Accord. Featuring modern design, the sedan gets prominent bonnet, Accord-like chromed grille, sweptback headlamps with DRLs and neatly designed side and rear profile. The sedan rides on newly designed 10-spoke alloy wheels. Read – New Honda Amaze – Positives & Negatives
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On the inside, the new Amaze gets premium and is loaded with several tech features. Material quality has been classed up, while the dashboard is wrapped in dual-tone paint. The sedan is now equipped with Honda’s DIGIPAD 2.0 Infotainment system with new 7-inch touchscreen display. This infotainment system is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and GPS turn-by-turn navigation. The plastic quality has been improved, while the seat cushioning gets better. The cabin offers more legroom and headroom space for both front and rear occupants.
7. Bigger Than Previous Model
The new Amaze is bigger and more spacious than the previous model. The new model is 3,995mm in length, 1,695mm in width and 1,500mm in height, which makes it 5mm longer, 15mm wider and 5mm shorter than the previous model. The wheelbase has been increased by 20mm from 2,450mm to 2,470mm.
8. Best-in-class boot space
The sedan is claimed to offer best-in-class luggage space. It comes with a boot space of 420-litres, which is around 20-litres more than before.
9. More Mileage
Thanks to lighter & stiffer platform, the new Amaze is more fuel efficient than the previous model. The petrol version of the car delivers an ARAI certified fuel economy of 19.5kmpl in Manual and 19.0kmpl in CVT. On the other hand, the diesel variants with manual and CVT gearbox offer a claimed mileage of 27.4kmpl and 23.8kmpl, respectively.
10. Safety Features
The sedan comes equipped with dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD and front seatbelt pretension with load limited as standard safety equipment. Besides, the sedan gets immobilizer with anti-theft system, front fog lamps, rear defogger, driver seat belt reminder and high mount stop lamp.