The Honda Amaze has gone under the scalpel, and the resultant face-lift has been spied ahead of launch, which is purportedly scheduled for March 3. This is the sub-4 meter long compact sedan’s first face-lift ever since it went on sale in India, back in 2013. The face-lift adds a different front grille with a thicker chrome slat running across, black accents inside the headlamps, and a completely redesigned front bumper.
Changes to the rear end of the vehicle, of any, are unconfirmed at the moment. Inside, the Amaze facelift could benefit from an all-new dashboard inspired from the new BR-V crossover, a new infotainment system and automatic climate control. There’ll be no mechanical changes on board, which means that the Amaze facelift will soldier on with the 1.2-litre, i-VTEC petrol engine rated at 87 bhp/109 Nm and the 1.5-litre, i-DTEC diesel engine which is good for 99 bhp/200 Nm – both mated to a five-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels.
The Amaze facelift could employ a driver airbag and ABS as standard across all variants. Upon launch, the Amaze facelift will take to fighting its existing rivals, which include the country bestseller Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, the recently launched Ford Figo Aspire, along with the Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest.