Honda has officially teased the upcoming facelift of the Amaze compact sedan. The booking amount has been set at Rs. 5,000 if you book via Honda from Home. The dealerships are accepting a token amount of Rs. 21,000. There are several updates to the upcoming Amaze facelift. It will be launching on 18th August.
Mr Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President and Director, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “Since its debut in 2013, Honda Amaze has won the hearts of more than 4.5 lakh Indian customers making it one of India’s most preferred family sedans. We are extremely excited to add another chapter to the success story of the model with the launch of New Amaze later this month. The new Amaze becomes even more premium, stylish and sophisticated. We are approaching the upcoming festive season with a fully refreshed line-up and hope to create fresh excitement in the market.”
As seen in the video, there will be a new set of headlamps. The overall design of the headlamp is identical to the current one but the main headlight unit now uses an LED unit instead of halogens. The reflectors are also now replaced with a projector setup. We also get a hint of a new grille with chrome piping. There would be minor tweaks to the tail lamps as well. Other changes include revised front and rear bumpers. There is a new set of alloy wheels also with extensive use of chrome.
The cabin will also get updates in terms of a new upholstery design, updated dashboard and some feature additions. There can be a new touchscreen infotainment system that might support wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Alexa. Also, there are rumours that the Amaze will come with an electric sunroof. If this happens, the Amaze would be the only compact SUV to offer an electric sunroof.
There would be no changes to the powertrain of the Amaze. So, it would continue to come with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 90 hp of max power and a peak torque output of 110 Nm. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.
Then there is the diesel engine which is more powerful. It produces 100 hp of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. It will also get a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic transmission. The combination of a CVT automatic gearbox with a diesel engine is something that is very unique in the compact sedan segment.
Having said that, if you opt for the CVT automatic with the diesel engine, then the power output is decreased to 80 hp and peak torque is also reduced to 160 Nm. However, no one has complained of the combination feeling underpowered which is a good thing.
Pricing and competitors
Currently, the Amaze starts at Rs. 6.32 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 11.11 lakhs ex-showroom. The prices of the Amaze are expected to go up once the facelift is launched. The Amaze will continue to compete against Hyundai Aura, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire and Tata Tigor.