Delhi Auto Expo 2018: New Honda Amaze Launched With Indian Road Debut in March

  • 12th, Feb 2018 12:44 PM
  • Atul Mittal
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Auto Expo 2018 can be a mixed bag of emotions for Car Lovers and Auto Makers alike. Last few days at the expo brought flashback of great old times for the automaker Honda and its fans. Honda reintroduced the Civic nameplate and showcased the first-ever seven-seat CR-V at Auto Expo 2018. Honda Amaze, the company’s flagship product made its global debut just a few days back at Asia’s largest auto show. The design has been inspired by the likes of Honda City and Civic, however, a close look reveals striking similarities with the upcoming tenth-gen Accord.

Some other important points to note from the Amaze launch are...

The new Amaze will make its debut on Indian roads by March 2018. In all likeliness, the new Amaze rests on a modified version of the existing platform which was adopted in 2010 and underpinned cars such as the Brio, Amaze, Mobilio (now discontinued) and the BR-Vthe. The new Amaze will come in the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel variant. The diesel variant will come enabled with CVT. This is the first of its kind offering from the Honda family for diesel variants. The Amaze comes loaded with other equally exciting features like dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD and Isofix child seat anchors as standard.

The front fascia seems to be a lot lower now coupled with low-set grilles and carefully positioned headlamps. The mesh grille and the headlamps are glued together in perfect harmony with the fascia by the inward sweeping chrome element.

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From the side, the bonnet it seems has gone under the knife and appears chopped as well as flat. The line running across the length of the new Amaze catches attention and brings in the desired fresh feel to the largely similar Civic design elements. The 175/65 R15 wheels are bigger than the previous 175/65 R14. The alloy wheels could have been less monotonous.

The Amaze borrows a lot from the City/Jazz. The slightly chunkier door handles, the rearview mirrors, the C-shaped tail lamps, and many other features have been inspired by the likes of City/Jazz/Accord.

Honda Amaze Specifications

On the inside, the cabin carries a dual-tone black and beige theme. The piano black highlighters and silver accents are the only discernible design patterns from the previous version. The new steering wheel draws a similarity to that of Civic’s. The Amaze will boast of cruise control.
It has an android based 7-inch infotainment system borrowed from the city and will in all likelihood have Android Auto support. The new Amaze even has a shark-fin antenna.

The padded seats are bigger and more comfortable with adjustable headrests this time rather than the integrated one. The rear seats still have integrated headrests. The new modified platform has further enabled more passenger space. The passive keyless entry plus auto climate control further drives the car way ahead of its league. The car will come loaded with rear parking sensors and rear view camera support.