Honda Amaze Overview
According to the source, Honda is preparing to launch the new generation Amaze in the year 2018 in India. The sources also declared that the Japanese auto manufacturer is already developing the new generation Amaze in Japan and this is not just going to be a facelift with mild cosmetic updated but they are actually planning to revamp the entire exterior as well interior of the sedan.
The Amaze is based on the Brio platform and it was launched here in 2013 and was one of the best sellers. Out of all the Amaze models sold since 2013 more than half of them were diesel variants. Recently on 3rd Match 2016 Honda launched the facelift Amaze in the Indian market which is exactly after three years after they launched the Amaze in India. The facelift Amaze is manufactured at Honda’s Greater Noida plant, there have not been huge mechanical changes under its hood but it does get some cosmetic upgrades towards the front profile. View offers on Honda Cars from Honda dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop.
Coming to the new generation car although not many details are available at this moment but Honda definitely will revamp the whole exterior as well as interior to add some more flair and perhaps extract some more space inside the cabin. Apart from just the looks Honda will definitely focus on the safety features of the car as well. Honda has already decided to provide dual airbags for the front passengers as standard with their existing models and thus you can expect the new generation Amaze to also come equipped with standard airbags as well.
Honda Amaze Exterior
The exterior design of the 2018 Amaze divides strong opinions. Well it certainly did when we discussed it among fellow motoring journalists during the first drive event. That slab-like profile of the front-end is bold and sharp looking. While there are some elements, like the overly aggressive nose and the thick chrome bar, which may not go down well with everyone, the new Amaze does get some nice touches like the LED daytime running lights and the upsized 15-inch aluminium alloy wheels. Thanks to its short hood length and a well extended boot-lid, the Amaze fits under the crucial 4-metre length without looking disproportionate. The same certainly cannot be said for some of its rivals.
The second generation Amaze gets a completely new dashboard. Everything inside is new, starting from the 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel, instrument cluster with MID display, automatic climate control buttons, design on the AC vents and a DIGIPAD 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system. The materials used inside the cabin too feel more premium. Needless to say, the dual-tone black and beige treatment on the dashboard makes the cabin feel airy and large. The steering feels good to hold and in terms of features, the new Amaze offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink, cruise control, steering-mounted audio and cruise controls, push-button start, rear parking camera with sensors and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs.
The front seats provide great comfort and support, the side bolstering deserves a special mention. Cabin space is much improved in terms of headroom, shoulder room, legroom and knee clearance. The rear seat is a much more comfortable place to be in. However, under-thigh support is strictly average for both the front and rear seats. Ingress and egress are comfortable too. The almost flat floor at the rear seat also makes the new Amaze a comfortable 5-seater compact sedan. The AC is pretty impressive and cools the cabin quickly. Honda has increased the capacity of the compressor to ensure quick cooling in our country’s tropical climate. Boot space is up by 20-litres and now measures 420-litres, which is best-in-class.
Honda Amaze Transmission
Given that most of you probably are keen to know about how the diesel CVT works, we will get on with it first. To begin with, Honda has detuned the 1.5-litre diesel engine to make it work more efficiently with the CVT gearbox. As a result, it makes 80bhp and 160Nm (as against 100bhp/200Nm as standard). However, within minutes of driving the CVT equipped variant you can feel the improvements in driving comfort. Firstly, Honda has put in some work to make the engine less noisy and improved the sound deadening. The diesel clatter, as a result, is well subdued compared to the old car. For more info on Honda Amaze check kazembassy.in
Secondly, the turbo lag has gone down considerably compared to the manual. Sure, there is still that strong pull around midrange and the car will effortlessly climb up to highway speeds but the difference here is that the CVT masks nearly all of the lag with the way it works. That said, just like every other CVT, this one has a rubber band effect too which means flooring the pedal will have the revs climb up immediately. The gearbox even has an S mode which keeps the revs high for better pulling power. However, under heavy throttle you can hear a lot of diesel clatter in this mode compared to when you put it in drive.
Honda Amaze Driving
Longer wheelbase, larger wheels and the use of more rigid high tensile steel has certainly improved handling from the previous generation car. The steering offers good feedback at both high and low speeds. The diesel has a better steering feel and is more fun around the corners but tends to understeer on hard cornering. Ride quality has drastically improved, especially for the rear passengers. The Amaze takes potholes well at low speeds but the deep ones do creep inside at high speeds. The suspension is tuned slightly towards the stiffer side but dynamics, like any other Honda are well balanced. Grip from the 15-inch tyres is great while the brakes offer good stopping power.
Honda Amaze Safety
In terms of safety features, the 2018 Honda Amaze continues to get dual airbags and ABS with EBD but now as standard across the range. The Japanese automaker’s after-sales service has been great and the network is wide-spread too.
Honda Amaze Price in Bangalore
Honda Amaze On-Road Price in Bangalore ranges from 6,55,820 to 10,74,466 for variants Amaze E MT Petrol and Amaze V CVT Diesel respectively. Honda Amaze is available in 12 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Honda Amaze variants price in Bangalore. Check for Amaze price in Bangalore at Carzprice.
Honda Amaze Round Up
So there you have it, the new Honda Amaze. It’s bold, its aggressive looking and in many ways better than the old car. You get more features as standard, a better looking cabin and a whole lot of convenience as you get the CVT gearbox in both petrol and diesel engine options. On the other hand, what lets it down is the inconsistent cabin quality and a mediocre petrol engine. Given the wide range of engine and powertrain options, Honda is clearly aiming at the Maruti Suzuki Dzire which also gets an automatic for both petrol and diesel versions. However, the Amaze CVT could become noticeably more expensive since CVT technology comes in at a much higher cost compared to the relatively rudimentary AMT gearbox.