The Honda Amaze second-gen is preparing to be launched in May after being unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo. The new model has seen several premium hikes in comparison to the last one and it is open for booking at a few dealerships at present, for the price of Rs 21,000.
The new generation of Amaze brings to you both petrol and diesel variants, just like the last one; with the petrol engine running at 88 PS with 1.2L –VTEC, and the diesel turbocharged powertrain boosting 100 PS with 1.5L i-DTEC. Both engines are equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel variant also brings a combination of CVT in India, making the country’s first product of this new technology, that too at an affordable price quotient.
The sub-4 metre sedan has major modifications done on this new model. The front now has a more horizontal bonnet and is now fixated with thick chrome grille and LED DRL (Daytime Running Lights) headlamps. The rear backs up with fresh bumpers, boot-lid, and LED tail lamps as well. There will be options of 24/7 telematics service with Honda Connect for the top-end editions.
A look at the inside will tell people why this car is absolutely a step up to its predecessor. There is a refurnished dashboard, which is dual-toned with and a 7” touchscreen Digipad infotainmaint system, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is enhanced leg-room with the new elongated wheel-base, making it more convenient for the rear seat passengers, automatic climate control sensors, cruise control and parking sensors as added options, keyless entry, reverse camera, dual airbags with standardized ABS with EBD.
HCIL Sr. Vice President and Director Rajesh Goel inferred, “The Honda Amaze has been one of our very successful models in India, with over 2.57 lakh satisfied customers. With the second-generation Amaze, we are extremely excited to add another chapter to the success story of the model. It’s a big commitment from HCIL to its customers and for us its time to go big.”
The bookings are open at the moment and the price quote has been mentioned for the petrol models in the range of Rs 5.70 – 8.20 lakh, and for the diesel engines, at Rs 6.50 – 8.70 lakhs.