Honda Amaze launched for Rs 5.60 lakh, here's all you need to know
After revealing the all-new 2018 Amaze at the Auto Expo held in February 2018, Honda has finally launched the second-generation Amaze in the Indian market. The prices for the Amaze start at Rs 5.60 lakh, ex-showroom for the base E trim and goes all the way to Rs 9.00 lakh for the top-spec diesel variant.
The second-gen Honda Amaze is available in four trims - E, S, V, and VX. Dual front airbags are standard across all variants, including ABS, ISOFIX child-seat mounts with added rear-parking sensors. Although, if you are planning to buy one, we would ask you to hurry, considering these are introductory prices and are set to increase after the first 20,000 bookings.
One of the major changes for the second-generation Amaze is the powertrain figures. Now although the 1.2-litre petrol belting 90bhp and the 1.5-litre diesel churning out 100bhp remains the same, as the five-speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine however now gets a CVT gearbox option as well, similar to the CVT petrol. The output figures have been now revised to 80bhp and 160Nm for the CVT-diesel variant. The fuel efficiencies for petrol-manual is 19.5kmpl, 19.0kmpl for petrol-automatic, 27.8kmpl for diesel-manual, and 23.8kmpl for the diesel-automatic variant.
The CVT gearbox on the Amaze is not available on the top-spec variant but made available on the mid-spec S and V trim. The top-spec variant gets a host of features such as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, reverse camera, steering mounted voice controls, and cruise control.
The mid-spec S and V variants get the CVT gearbox option, with the V trim also getting paddle-shifters alongside LED DRLs, 15-inch alloys, fog lamps, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic climate control, and a rear defogger.
In the design department, the Amaze takes up a lot of design elements from its elder sibling City and the Accord. The grille is a vertical single-slat grille with a stretched hood.
The all-new Amaze also weighs around 30kgs less than the previous model and is also bigger in terms of length, width, and the wheelbase. Boot space has also been increased to 420 litres as compared to the previous 400 litres.
With the launch of the Amaze, Honda becomes the third vehicle-manufacturer in the Indian car market to offer a diesel-automatic combination after the Maruti Suzuki's Dzire, and Tata's Zest. With the price starting at Rs 5.60 lakh, the Honda Amaze comes very close to market rivals like the Hyundai Xcent (Rs 5.46 - 8.57 lakh), Maruti Suzuki Dzire (Rs 5.56 - 9.43 lakh), and the Ford Aspire (Rs 5.71 - 8.46 lakh), ex-showroom.
Bookings for the Honda Amaze have already been started and deliveries are slated to begin by the end of this month.