Whenever we think about buying cars, Honda is one of the most popular brands that come to the mind. Over the years Honda has produced low-range models as well as high range one keeping in mind the needs of people from all strata of the society. This year there are two new models yet to be unveiled in the market. One of them is the new Honda Amaze and the other one is the new Honda CR-V.
This is the second generation of Honda Amaze being launched in the country and it is priced slightly north of the price of its last version. The powerhouse set of engines is same as that of its predecessors which develops 90 PS of power and 110 NM of peak torque (in case of the 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol engine) whereas the 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine develops 100 PS/200 NM of transmission power. The diesel engine it is paired with CVT which produces a maximum power of 80 PS that is 20 PS lower than what it does with manual transmission. It is equipped with paddle shifter behind the steering wheels in the CVT model of petrol engine variant.
Although the complete list of features has not yet been revealed by Honda, they have confirmed that paddle shifters will be equipped in 2018 Amaze model with CVT transmission system.
A seven inch digipad 2.0 has been installed in the front deck to get a proper infotainment experience. The digipad 2.0 will support apple car play and android auto application for complete control of the user. It comes with LED positioning lamp and fog lamps for a better ride and a rear parking camera with sensors for a safe and fast parking process.
As compared to its previous version ignition of its engine will be controlled by a push-start-button and a cruise control mode for a long drive. Amaze 2018 model is equipped with dual front airbags and anti braking system with EBD and BA for a much safer ride with ISOFIX anchors as a standard feature in this price range. It is priced at an average of Rs.6 lakhs.
Honda CR-V is the fifth generation model and it had its debut at the auto expo 2018. It comes with turbo charged engine, 1.5 litres for petrol and 1.6 litres for diesel. The diesel version of this model is being launched for the first time in India with a seven seated cabin. There are quite a few upgrades in this model as compared to its last generation.
It is now equipped with LED head lamps for better visibility under any light or weather condition. It is equipped with a seven inch touch pad in the front deck which gives all necessary information regarding the drive and also can be used for entertainment purpose. It is equipped with android auto and apple car play application which allows the driver to access various system controls through their android or apple phones. It is priced at around 25 lakhs.
Honda is thus about to release two models keeping in mind the budget and needs of the common people. While one has a mid-range budget with sturdy features the other one has slightly eccentric qualities and comes at a comparatively higher price.