The new Amaze from the Japanese Automaker Honda launched in India. Resting on a new platform, the new second-gen Amaze gets longer by 65mm and will be available with both petrol and diesel engines. In addition to the engine variants, the Amaze will come in four variants: E, S, V, and VX. Both the engine will come mated with either manual and automatic CVT transmission. Although, CVT is available with only S and V variants.
Thanks to the larger wheelbase, the Honda Amaze promises better rear passenger knee room (up to 40mm more than the retiring version) and 420 liters boot room. Overall, the Amaze will offer more cabin space this time with an increase in width by 15mm.
Contrary to the previous models, the new Amaze ticks all the right boxes in terms of features. The second-gen Amaze is truly feature-rich which include a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, rear parking sensors and camera, cruise control, automatic climate control, alloy wheels and push start/stop ignition. Safety features like
ABS and dual front airbags will be standard across the range. However, premium features like
keyless entry, climate control height-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt-adjustable steering wheel with audio controls, rear parking sensors, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs will be made available on the V variant and above. Some other noteworthy features on offer with the premium variants include:
Same Engine with Better Efficiency
In terms of numbers, the diesel Amaze with its 1.5-litre engine scores 100PS of maximum power and 200 Nm of peak torque. It is the same engine that powered the previous generation. However, thanks to manual transmission it is now 52 kg lighter and also boasts of a better fuel efficiency of 27.4kmpl compared to the earlier 25.8kmpl. Honda is also offering automatic transmission across the entire range of the diesel variant. But potential buyers of the diesel Amaze will have to trade off power for CVT. The 1.5-litre diesel-CVT powertrain will churn out a maximum power of 80PS and peak torque of 160 Nm. This is a decrease of 20% in power.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine comes in the same state of tune claiming 90PS of maximum power and 110 Nm of peak torque. Honda also claims an increase in fuel efficiency for both manual and CVT options. This can be attributed to the overall reduction of 40 kg in the Kerb weight.
Second-Gen Amaze Variants
Honda has carefully priced the 2018 Amaze. In a bid to undercut the Dzire on the price chart, Honda will offer the new Amaze variants in the price range starting from Rs 5.39 lakh and going up to Rs 9.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). On the Indian roads, the 2018 second-gen Amaze will lock horns with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and Tata Tigor