|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||1199cc||Manual||90PS @ 6000RPM||110NM @ 4800RPM||19kmpl|
|petrol||1199cc||auto||90PS @ 6000RPM||110NM @ 4800RPM||19kmpl|
|diesel||1498cc||Manual||100PS @ 3600RPM||200NM @ 1750RPM||27kmpl|
|diesel||1498cc||auto||80PS @ 3600RPM||160NM @ 1750RPM||23kmpl|
In the year 2018, the Japanese carmaker Honda launched the new-gen Honda Amaze in India. The sedan now looks good than its predecessor and is powered by a petrol and diesel engine which comes paired with a manual and automatic gearbox.
Compared to its predecessor, the all-new Honda Amaze is really new from every angle. The sedan has a strong road presence, gets an upright face and comes equipped with some fresh looking elements. The car has also changed dimensionally, the new-gen Amaze is now 3995 mm long, 1695 mm wide, 1505 mm height and has a wheelbase of 2450 mm. The car has now a turning radius of 4.6 meters. It gets some modern looking elements like a thick chrome grille, aggressive looking headlamps and a profile which shouts, "Built tough". The sedan now sits on 15-inch alloy wheels and the rear end of the new-gen Honda Amaze gets a fresh new design for the taillights, a shark-fin antenna and Honda badging. Such has been the reception of the new Amaze, it has gone on to become the fastest selling Honda car in India.
On the inside, the cabin of the all-new Amaze looks more appealing than ever before. The car gets a dual-tone cabin with subtle piano-black and silver inserts. The sedan comes equipped with some advanced features like cruise control, paddle shifters, automatic air conditioner, and one push start and stop button along with phone charging slots.
Infotainment duties are handled by a Digipad, which is a 7-inch touchscreen system that supports both, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The system also features in-built navigation and supports video playback. The sedan offers an ample amount of room for 5-passengers, where rear occupants also get an armrest with cup holders. The driver's seat is height adjustable and the car gets steering mounted controls which are quite helpful for the driver to toggle between functions of the infotainment screen. The sedan now offers a 420-litres of boot space. The instrument cluster features an analogue tachometer and an analogue speedometer along with a TFT digital display which provides information regarding gear, fuel, distance and temperature.
The new-gen Amaze is built on Honda's new ACE body structure. The sedan comes equipped with safety features like ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors, impact sensing door unlock and an engine immobilizer as standard. Top-spec variants get rear windshield defogger, reverse camera with guidelines and dual-horn.
The new-gen Amaze is propelled by a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder iVTEC petrol engine that produces 90 ps at 6000 rpm and 110 Nm at 4800 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed MT and CVT. The 1.5-litre diesel mill comes in two states of tune. The first one develops 100 ps of power and 200 Nm of twisting force and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The CVT version develops 80 PS and power and 160 Nm of peak torque. The manual petrol variants of the 2018 Honda Amaze return a fuel efficiency of 19.5 kmpl while the CVT delivers 19 kmpl. On the other hand, the manual diesel variant of the 2018 Honda Amaze returns 27.4 kmpl whereas the CVT returns 23.8 kmpl. The new-gen Amaze is powered by an efficient engine which suits everyday use just fine and is quite enjoyable to drive as well.
Honda Amaze price starts from INR 5.81 Lakh to INR 9.59 Lakh.
The Amaze, in its first generation was Honda’s shot at the sub-4 meter sedan segment, based on its learnings from customers who bought cars a segment or two above. A manufacturer of ‘premium cars’ as the Japanese carmaker likes calling itself in its official releases, was trying to understand a segment which it didn’t have much experience with in India. The Amaze, though, was a success, and Honda’s brand image, along with a balanced product with good pricing made the Amaze a success in the Indian market.
For the second generation 2018 Amaze, Honda asserts that they have done extensive market research to create a product that’s best suited for its class. The new Amaze is the culmination of Honda’s dedicated efforts to create a product for the sub-4 meter class, which according to them will ‘surpass’ the expectations of the segment. So is it, really, such a well researched, ground-up product, which has the capability to shake up the segment, or is it just a re-hashed version of the previous gen car? We spent a action packed day with all four variants of the new Amaze, and in this review, will try to answer all your questions about the car. fasten your seatbelts then – it’s going to be a long, but interesting ride.