Honda Amaze Facelift Review & Performance

Honda Amaze Overview

Honda Amaze was first launched in India in the year 2013 and soon gathered popularity. The 2018 model brings to table a host of updates while keeping the engine options same as before. However, one big change this time is the inclusion of a diesel CVT, making the Amaze the only car by Honda to have so. A lot has changed on the exterior as the 2018 Honda receives a completely new grille along with new headlamps. Powering the 2018 Honda Amaze is a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines with a choice of five-speed manual and CVT gearboxes.Honda Amaze in Tryaldrive


Honda Amaze Design & Style

Everything on the new-gen Amaze is new. The looks depending on where you are standing, resembles that of City or BR-V, and that’s a nice touch. The new model undoubtedly looks larger than the previous one, thanks to the all-new platform which has made this car grow by 5mm in length and 15mm in width.

Headlamps in the car are regular halogen units while the thing that makes it look wider is the thick chrome grille bar and stretched bonnet. However, the muscular and vertical nose might split opinion. The side profile is a lot cleaner with single character line giving it a clean look. The car comes with new 15-inch alloy wheels.

At the rear end, the car looks significantly distinct and more premium with solid c-shaped tail lights. The overall rear profile lends it a mini-civic look. Honda has redesigned this car from ground-up. The man maximum, machine minimum philosophy seems to have worked in favour of the company.

Honda Amaze Cabin & Comfort

The cabin of the previous model was really unsatisfying until the facelift version came to the fore. But this second generation model takes a leaf out of the predecessor’s design book to create its own unique elements. The dual-tone dashboard is a big jump forward with nice texture given to the plastics to make it look premium. Certain elements such as climate control knobs, steering control and buttons are beautifully finished.

The cleaner looking instrument cluster with two dials and one MID in the centre will be appreciated by the new buyers. The biggest improvement can be seen in the front seats which are adorned in highly quality fabrics and gets adjustable neck restraints. The revised seats are well contoured providing excellent support.

The center of attraction at the dashboard is the new Digipad infotainment system. It is smooth to operate and powered by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The system also have inbuilt maps which gives pretty nice user experience. Below the climate control panel, you get access to charging point as well USB inputs. The car is nothing short of offering storage spaces with large sized pocket at each door, glovebox and center armrest at the rear with two cup holders.

The boot volume has been increased substantially by 20 liters which now totals to 420 liters, largest in its class. Other comfort features in the car include multi-functional steering wheel with audio and cruise control, engine start/stop button, paddle shifter, smart entry, automatic climate control and rear parking camera.

Honda Amaze Engine & Gearbox

The 2018 Honda Amaze gets power from two engine options. While the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is good for churning out respective power and torque outputs of 89 bhp and 120 Nm, the 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor sheds out 99 bhp and 200 Nm. Both engines get choices of a five-speed manual and CVT transmissions.The 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines on the 2018 Honda Amaze can be had with choices of a five-speed manual and CVT gearboxes. This is the first time that Honda Amaze is being offered with a diesel CVT.

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 petrol manual variant of the new Amaze generates 19.5 kmpl of mileage, while the petrol CVT model generates 19 kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel manual variant offers 27.4 kmpl of fuel efficiency, while the diesel CVT generates 23.4 kmpl.

Honda Amaze Driving Dynamics

In terms of performance and handling capacity, the new Amaze comes impressive compared to the old model. Honda has refined the handling of this car compared to the predecessor, while performance too has been improved.What amazes the driver in the new Amaze is the fantastic ride quality. The new platform has allowed intense recalibration of the suspension system. As a result, the bad roads and undulation are hardly noticeable. While the suspension setup helps glide over poor surfaces with ease, on highways, it feels more poised and cocooned.

Honda Amaze Safety & Security

The 2018 Honda Amaze gets dual airbags and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard across all the variants. Besides, the sub compact sedan also gets Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Stability Program (ESC). The braking system on the 2018 Honda Amaze gets twin disc brakes up front along with drum brakes at the rear.

Honda Amaze Cost in Pune

Honda Amaze Ex-Showroom Price in Pune ranges from 5,63,356/- (Amaze E MT Petrol) to 8,99,900/- ( Amaze V CVT Diesel). Get best offers for Honda Amaze from Honda Dealers in Pune. Check for Amaze price in Pune at carzprice

Honda Amaze Conclusion

We believe, this is going to be a popular car in the segment with its overall appearance and this compact sedan will certainly throw tough challenge to the rivals.Honda Amaze is available in 4 different variants such as E, S, V and VX. Its base model E is priced at Rs. 5.59 lakh while the top spec variant is available at Rs. 9.0 lakh. The car stands in the most competitive segment and gives tough fight to rivals such as Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent and Ford Aspire.

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