One of the major highlights of the last AutoExpo was the refreshed Honda Amaze. Now that refreshed Honda Amaze will launch on 16th May 2018. The bookings for the new Amaze has been opened and can be done by depositing Rs 21,000. New Honda Amaze is not just some minor cosmetic touchup. In fact, everything except the powertrain has been redone. It’s got a new platform, bigger dimensions, and new interiors.
From the front and rear, it’s difficult to relate the new Amaze to the outgoing model. The sloping bonnet with soft design lines is replaced with a more straight cut design.The grill is bigger and has been placed more vertically for a butch look. At the rear, the taillight design is inspired by the previous generation Accord. The taillights extend into the boot to meet a chrome cladding. Overall, these changes help Amaze to look like a premium sedan.
New Amaze gets fresh interiors comprising of new dashboard, steering wheel, new driver information display and updated 7-inch touchscreen unit. The infotainment system will come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. New Honda Amaze will also come with extra features like cruise control.
Engine & Gearbox
Only thing carried over from the previous model is the Powertrain. There will be two engine options- 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The petrol engine makes 88 PS of power and 109 Nm of torque, while the diesel unit pumps 100 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. Both the engines will come with a choice of gearbox- 5-Speed manual and an automatic CVT transmission.
The new Honda Amaze is expected to be priced between Rs 5.6 to 10 lakh (ex-showroom). It competes is a very hot segment where there are cars like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire, VW Ameo, Tata Tigor and Hyundai Xcent.