Honda recently teased the upcoming facelift of the Amaze. The new compact sedan was leaked when it was spotted at a dealership yard. Honda has already started accepting pre-bookings for the sedan. Here, is a video of the Amaze Facelift’s top-end variant. The video is uploaded by Auto Addicts on their YouTube channel.
In the video, the host tells us what all changes have been made to the facelift. We can see new alloy wheels derived from the fourth generation Honda City. The new alloy wheels measure 15-inches in size and look more premium than the previous ones.
Then there is a new grille that seamlessly integrates with the headlamps. We have seen a similar design on other Honda products so now Amaze falls in line with other of its siblings. There are also new headlamps. The overall profile of the headlamps are the same but it now gets an LED projector setup which should provide better visibility during the night time. The foglamps now also get LEDs instead of halogens.
At the rear, there are C-shaped LED taillamps. and a chrome garnish that sits in the lower half of the bumper, connecting both the reflectors. The rear bumper has been redesigned. There are slight changes to the interior also. You get a satin silver insert on the dashboard to provide a more up-market look to the cabin.
Other additions include automatic headlamps, a rearview camera with multiple angles and guidelines, chrome on the outside door handles and the foglamps also get a chrome surround.
No mechanical changes
Honda has made no changes to the engine and the gearbox. So, there is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 90 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 110 Nm. You can get it with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission. If you get the CVT transmission then you also get paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel.
The diesel engine is more powerful as it produces 100 PS of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine is also offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission. This is where Amaze has an advantage over its competitors. It is the only compact sedan that offers a diesel CVT.
However, if you get the CVT transmission with the diesel engine, the power outputs are decreased to 80 PS and the torque is decreased to 160 Nm. None has complained about the diesel CVT feeling underpowered. The bottom-end torque of the diesel engine hides the rubber band effect of the CVT.
Honda Amaze will continue to go against Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Aura, Tata Tigor and Ford Aspire.
If you book via Honda from Home, then the booking amount is Rs. 5,000 and if you go to a dealership then the booking amount is Rs. 21,000. The Facelift will be launching on 18th August. As of now, 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.