Honda Cars India would officially launch the Amaze facelift on March 3, 2016 in the country. Just so you know, Honda Amaze was launched in 2013 in India and it is currently the Japanese automaker's second best selling model in the country. The changes are expected to be purely cosmetic, while mechanically the sedan would carry the same set of petrol and diesel motors. Honda Amaze is currently priced in a range of Rs. 5.26-8.29 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi).
As for styling updates, the Amaze facelift would flaunt a newly-designed chrome grille. The new front bumper is borrowed from the Mobilio MPV. It is also being learnt that Honda would introduce new alloy wheels with the Amaze facelift, while incorporating a new tail-lamp cluster with a clear lens treatment. The company is expected to offer the new sedan in a couple of new paint schemes. Inside the cabin, the facelifted model would, reportedly, get an all-new dashboard, sourced from the BR-V compact SUV. Additionally, Honda Amaze facelift is expected to carry an updated instrument cluster, new centre console, rectangular AC vents, automatic climate control and touchscreen Audio/Video/Navigation system.
Mechanically, as the ongoing model, the Amaze facelift would be launched in both petrol and diesel variants with the same engines. The petrol variants would be powered by the 1.2L, 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine with maximum power of 87bhp and peak torque of 109Nm. On the other hand, the diesel variants would derive their power from the 1.5L, 4-cylinder i-DTEC engine. The aforementioned engine develops a top power of 98.5bhp and highest torque of 200Nm. Both the engines would be linked to the traditional 5-speed manual transmission, while a 5-speed automatic gearbox would be available as optional with the petrol variants. Honda Amaze challeneges the likes of Maruti Swift DZire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest, Ford Figo Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo.