Honda Cars India has announced that the upcoming all-new Amaze has commenced production in India. The all-new sub 4-meter sedan is being manufactured at the Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. The Indian market will be the first one in the world to get the second generation Amaze and the official launch and price announcement will happen on May 16. Honda has already started taking bookings for the all-new Amaze and deliveries will start soon after the launch date.
Amaze is an important vehicle for Honda as compact sedans are becoming more popular in the country. Recently, the all-new Maruti Dzire became the top-selling vehicle in India and the Amaze will compete directly against the Dzire. 2018 Amaze gets an all-new platform and a host of new features too.
Mr. Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President & Director, Honda Cars India Ltd said,
“We are delighted to announce the beginning of production of all – new Honda Amaze. This model will be a game changer for Honda Cars India – both in terms of boosting our business and further strengthening our model-lineup with advanced technology. The 2nd Generation Amaze has received excellent response from customers since its world premiere at the Auto Expo. As a special gesture to the customers who are booking the car even before knowing the price and variant details, we have decided to offer a special introductory price for the initial 20,000 bookings.”
The new Amaze looks nothing like the current generation car. It gets an all-new straight line design which is much boxier. The design is similar to the Honda Civic and Accord now and gets new headlamps and split tail lamps too. The new Amaze will get a keyless entry with start/stop button, Honda’s new DigiPad 2.0 infotainment system and it will also become the first car in the segment to offer a CVT automatic transmission with the diesel engine.
Honda will continue to use the 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum of 87 Bhp and 110 Nm and the 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum of 98.5 Bhp and 200 Nm. Both engine options get CVT automatic transmissions as options while 5 speed manual gearboxes are standard. Honda has announced a special price for the first 20,000 customers who book before the price announcement of the new Amaze.