Honda Car India recently announced that the production of the new Amaze has commenced, and that the delivery of the car will start on 16th May, which is also the official price announcement day of the car. The new Amaze is based on an all-new platform and competes with the likes of Maruti Dzire and Hyundai Xcent. The second-generation Amaze will enter the highly competitive segment and to counter the rivals, it will offer a long list of features and benefits.
One such feature of the all-new Amaze is the 3-year warranty for unlimited kilometres. Honda also offers extended 4th and 5th-year warranty on unlimited kilometres. This makes the Amaze a segment-leader when it comes to the warranty. Both the Maruti Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent have limited kilometre warranty only. Apart from that, Honda also offers segment-first diesel automatic CVT transmission with the Amaze. It makes the Amaze the first car in the affordable segment to offer diesel CVT. The Maruti Dzire also offers an automatic option on the diesel, but it’s an AMT unit.
Honda has also updated the design of the Amaze inside out. The car now gets much boxier with a coupe-like design. The design is inspired by the Honda Civic and this makes the Amaze look quite distinctive in the segment. The new Amaze also grows in size but the height is down slightly. This adds a very sporty design to the vehicle and increases the space inside. The new Amaze gets all-new interiors with new DigiPad 2.0, cruise control on the steering wheel and keyless entry with start/stop button as new features. The all-new Amaze also offers a bigger compressor for AC in both the petrol and diesel engine options. This ensures that the cabin temperature quickly comes down even during hot weather conditions.
The engine options remain the same as the outgoing Amaze. There is a 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns out a maximum of 90 PS and 110 Nm. It returns a maximum of 19.5 km/l with the manual transmission and 19.0 km/l with the CVT automatic. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is also on offer. It generates a maximum of 100 PS and 200 Nm. It returns a maximum of 27.4 km/l with the manual transmission and 23.8 km/l with the automatic.