Honda Cars India launched the new version of the Amaze at an introductory price of Rs 5.59 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 6.69 lakh (All Prices, Ex Showroom, India) for the diesel variant. The new Honda Amaze was unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo and garnered lots of attention. The car comes with a completely new appearance that grabs attention at the very first glimpse. It boasts a muscular and stylish appearance with inspiration from its bigger siblings in the Honda’s car lineup.
The all-new Honda Amaze would be offered with the 4 variants – E, S, V and VX for Manual transmission and CVT option will offered in S and V variants in both fuel options. The model competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest.
Speaking of the exterior, the 2018 Honda Amaze gets chrome grille with thicker slat, dual-tone interiors with a piano black console, air-conditioning and driver side auto down window as standard fitments. Changes have been made to the side and rear profile as well. It rides on newly designed alloy wheels and sports refreshed taillights. The car will be available in 5 exterior paint jobs – a new Lunar Silver Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.
Inside, the 2018 Honda Amaze gets a new 7 inch DIGIPAD 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto And Apple CarPlay, new steering wheel, redesigned instrument cluster, automatic air conditioning, engine start/stop button, cruise control, electrically adjustable and electric folding ORVM, LED position lamps, rear parking sensors with camera, fog lamps, 3-point pretentioner seat belts with load limiter, impact mitigation front headrest and more. The new Amaze also offers a generous amount of space and comfort to the occupants. The all-new Honda Amaze comes with increased boot capacity from 400 litres to 420 litres.
The engine has been carried over from the outgoing Honda Amaze and will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. 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. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a CVT as well. The diesel CVT model will come as the segment first. The Petrol-CVT version would also get paddle-shifters for a sporty experience. The Petrol manual and CVT variants would return a fuel efficiency of 19.5kpml and 19.0kmpl, whereas the diesel MT and CVT versions will return a mileage of 27.4kmpl and 23.8kmpl, respectively.Earlier, Honda announced at the Auto Expo 2018 that it would launch 3 models including all-new Amaze, Honda CRV and Honda Civic in the fiscal 2018-19.