The all-new Honda Amaze was first revealed for the world at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo. The car will be launched in a couple of months’ time in India. The 2018 Amaze is based on a brand new platform and will take on the Maruti Dzire compact sedan in India. A sub-4 meter sedan, the car will be sold with both petrol and diesel engines. Honda has just released two studio shots of the car, which show the front and rear end styling very clearly.
From the pictures, you can make out that the new Amaze has a design language that seems inspired by the Civic. It’s quite a polarizing design and some people may love it while others may not. Honda has opted for a plunging coupe roofline at the rear and the car also seems taller than the first generation model. This should make the new Amaze roomier on the inside, with extra head room.
Honda is likely to pack in a long list of improvements in the new car. While the exact specifications of the car have not yet been released, Honda has noted that the new Amaze will be more fuel efficient than the outgoing version. The 1.2 liter petrol engine with 87 Bhp and 110 Nm, and the 1.5 liter turbocharged diesel engine with 98.6 Bhp-200 Nm will be retained. A key mechanical change will be the inclusion of a new CVT automatic gearbox option on the diesel. This will make the Amaze the most affordable diesel CVT automatic car in India.
The petrol variant will also have a CVT automatic option. 5 speed manual gearboxes are likely to be standard on both engines. Honda will also offer a touchscreen infotainment system on the new car. In terms of pricing, the new Amaze is likely to start at close to the Rs. 5.5 lakh mark. At this price, it’ll go directly against the Maruti Dzire and Hyundai Xcent. The new model could also see Honda’s overall sales improving.