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Honda Amaze Overview

Honda introduced the first ever compact sedan, the Amaze in the year 2013 in India. The car comes under limits of a four-meter length, and the company has managed to carve out an amazingly spacious cabin and boot to make the vehicle a capable and practical package. However, since its launch, many competitors in the extremely competitive segment have come up with their updated models, creating troubles for Amaze. So, Honda responded rather quickly and revealed its all-new Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018. This time around, it has ditched the underpinnings of Brio and has been built on an all-new platform for better results. The inner and outer profile of the car has been updated while the mechanicals remain the same. Honda Amaze in Tryaldrive

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Honda Amaze Exterior & Style

Speaking about the exterior, the 2018 Honda Amaze comes with a completely redesigned appearance compared to the old model. It gets a flat and muscular looking front fascia with sharp headlamps featuring integrated LED positioning lights. There is a thick and wide chrome bar and bold bumper with black housing boasting the fog lamps.At the side profile too, the boxy look of the front fascia is visible and it comes with sporty alloy wheels, body coloured door handles, large glass area, LED turn indicator integrated ORVMs. Moving to the back, the taillights get a C shaped look inspired from the tenth generation Honda Civic sedan. A muscular bumper is also there, while the boot-lid gets a slightly protruding lip spoiler like part.

Honda Amaze Interior & Space

On the inside, the Honda Amaze has a lot of cabin space and can seat four adults comfortably. The 2 DIN integrated audio has USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth streaming as well as phone connectivity with steering mounted audio controls. The beige/black combination on the dashboard with beige fabric seats makes the cabin feel airier. Large windows, even for the rear passengers makes the rear occupants feel less claustrophobic and the carved out front seats also add to more leg room for the rear without making the occupants in the first row uncomfortable.

Honda Amaze Engine & Gearbox

The Honda Amaze is powered by two engine options a 1,198 cc petrol and a 1,498 diesel. Power generated by the petrol is 86.7hp at 6,000 rpm with 109Nm torque at 4,500 rpm. The diesel has more power at 98.6hp at 3,600 rpm and 200Nm at 1,750 rpm. Both engines are responsive and have a good rev band. The diesel in particular has a good low end torque, however, there is considerable engine noise that creeps into the cabin.The Honda Amaze has three transmission options namely a 5 speed manual for the petrol, a CVT for the petrol as well as a 5 speed manual for the diesel engine. All gearboxes are smooth and they slot in fine. There is a bit of vibration in the gear lever of the diesel Honda Amaze variants.

The Honda Amaze has one of the best mileage figures for its segment. While the petrol manual has a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.8 km/l, interestingly, the CVT versions have a better mileage figure rated at 18.1 km/l. The diesel has a mileage of 25.8 km/l. These figures are courtesy of the light minimum kerb weight of 940 kg for the petrol and 1050 kg for the diesel.The petrol manual variant of the new Amaze generates 19.5 kmpl of mileage, while the petrol CVT model generates 19 kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel manual variant offers 27.4 kmpl of fuel efficiency, while the diesel CVT generates 23.4 kmpl.

Honda Amaze Driving Dynamics

In terms of performance and handling capacity, the new Amaze comes impressive compared to the old model. Honda has refined the handling of this car compared to the predecessor, while performance too has been improved.What amazes the driver in the new Amaze is the fantastic ride quality. The new platform has allowed intense recalibration of the suspension system. As a result, the bad roads and undulation are hardly noticeable. While the suspension setup helps glide over poor surfaces with ease, on highways, it feels more poised and cocooned.

Honda Amaze Braking & Safety

The Honda Amaze comes with a light yet strong ACE body structure with impact absorbing crumple zones as well as immobiliser on all variants. All trims also have the option of getting dual front airbags and ABS come standard across all diesel variants.The new Honda Amaze gets several safety features that include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, child seat anchor points and seatbelt warning. The structure itself is capable of absorbing impact offering better protection to the occupants.

Honda Amaze Cost in Pune

Honda Amaze Ex-Showroom Price in Pune ranges from 5,54,140/- (Amaze E MT Petrol) to 8,99,900/- ( Amaze V CVT Diesel). Get best offers for Honda Amaze from Honda Dealers in Pune. Check for Amaze price in Pune at Carzprice

Honda Amaze Conclusion

The Honda Amaze is a compact sedan offering from the Japanese carmaker that is based on the Brio’s platform. It is powered by two engines namely a 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel. Both engines have a good response, however, what is the standout feature in the three box is the addition of a boot which has space for 400 litres worth luggage which is one of the largest in its segment. Another noteworthy mention is the extremely spacious cabin that is courtesy a 2,405 mm wheelbase and carved out front seats for better legroom at the rear without compromising the back comfort for the first row occupants. The engines have three gearbox options a 5 speed manual for the petrol along with an option of an automatic and a 5 speed for the diesel but do not have an option of an automatic.

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