"The consumer has changed today and while earlier he was more practical oriented and was okie with a small auto with a boot for a sedan, today he is more aspirational", said Rajesh Goel, senior vice president and director, sales and marketing, Honda Cars India Ltd. Built on an all new platform, the 2nd generation Amaze incorporates Honda's spirit of innovation in research and development aiming to delight the customers.
The new amaze has also grown is dimension and is 5mm longer and 15mm wider as opposed to the outgoing model.However, the overall length remains under four-metre.
It will be available in both petrol (priced at Rs.5.60 lakh to Rs. 7.80 lakh) and diesel (priced at Rs. 6.70 lakh to Rs.8.99 lakh) variants.
As far as the lineup is concerned, the new Honda Amaze will be offered in 12 variants across 4 trim levels - E, S, V and VX. It is available in 4 manual transmission variants and 2 CVT variants. However, both the engines get an optional CVT. It gets 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines wherein the petrol makes 87 bhp and 100Nm of of power figures whereas the diesel produces 98.6 Bhp and 200 Nm of peak power figures. The company claims that they return a mileage of 19.5 KMPL for the manual and 19 KMPL for automatic; while the 100PS, 1.5-litre diesel claims a fuel efficiency of 27.4kmpl for the manual and 23.8kmpl for the automatic.
The new Honda Amaze sedan is offered in 5 exciting shades - Radiant Red, Orchid White Pearl, Modern Steel, Golden Metallic Brown and Lunar Silver. Changes have been made to the side and rear profile as well. The new Amaze is equipped with newly designed 15-inch alloy wheels.
The Amaze gets dual-tone interiors with a 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel and a twin-pod instrument cluster. The vehicle offers features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, auto climate control and cruise control among the others. With the CVT, the engine offers only 80 bhp and 160 Nm.
The standard feature list includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts, impact-sensing door unlock and power windows among others. The auto costs ₹5.59 lakh for the base petrol model and ₹8.99 lakh for the top diesel CVT model (ex-showroom). Honda Cars India will be launching the second generation Amaze sedan today which will take on the rivals like Hyundai Xcent, Volkswagen Ameo, Tata Tigor and segment leader Maruti Dzire.
Powering the new Honda Amaze are the same engines that power the first-generation of this sedan.
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