Honda Amaze launched, starts at Rs 5.59 lakh

Joanna Estrada
May 17, 2018

"The consumer has changed today and while earlier he was more practical oriented and was okie with a small vehicle with a boot for a sedan, today he is more aspirational", said Rajesh Goel, senior vice president and director, sales and marketing, Honda Cars India Ltd.

The Amaze is based on an all-new platform. It has a chrome grille in the front with sweptback headlamps with integrated LED DRLs and a new front bumper with rectangular fog lamp pods.

It will be available in both petrol (priced at Rs.5.60 lakh to Rs. 7.80 lakh) and diesel (priced at Rs. 6.70 lakh to Rs.8.99 lakh) variants.

The popular compact sedan will be available in four varients - the base E, S, V and the top-spec VX. The petrol version will be the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine motor churns out 87bhp of peak power and 110Nm of peak torque and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that belts out 99bhp of peak power and 200Nm of peak torque, the diesel CVT will develop a power figure of 79bhp with 160Nm.

The new Honda Amaze sports an all-new design with a new front and rear end.

The other five variant of the Amaze Petrol includes S CVT, VX MT, V MT, S MT and E MT which are priced at Rs 7.30 lakh, 7.57 lakh, 7.09 lakh, 7.49 lakh and Rs 5.59 lakh respectively.

The power output of the diesel engine reduces slightly when it is paired with the CVT gearbox. Since the Amaze has been designed as a sedan from ground up, it looks relatively proportionate by compact sedan standards. The ARAI certified fuel economy figures for the auto stand at 19.5km/l for petrol manual, 19km/l for petrol CVT, 27.4km/l for diesel manual and 23.8km/l for diesel CVT models. The front fascia on the new Amaze takes inspiration from elder siblings - Accord and Civic sporting Honda's new Signature "Solid Wing Face". It features the new diamond cut alloy wheels and aerodynamically refreshed taillights.

The interior of the second-gen Amaze features a dual-tone theme similar to the outgoing model. The vehicle offers features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, auto climate control and cruise control among the others. Honda also offers paddle shifter for the petrol CVT model. The front seats have adjustable headrests and there's a centre armrest with cup holders in the rear. Like the current vehicle, the Amaze will be available with a petrol and a diesel option. The new Amaze rival the likes of Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire and the Volkswagen Ameo.

The new 2UA platform will debut on the new Amaze which could be employed on the future products from Honda probably the new Honda Brio.

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