In the past few reports, I'd rambled about just how well the Amaze diesel automatic drives. But now, let’s look at what makes it so successful on sales charts – Honda does sell about 5,000 units every month after all. Well to put it simply, the Amaze may be a compact sedan, but it does not compromise in terms of offering a wholesome experience. So, despite being a sub-4 meter car, it still offers more than an ample amount of cabin space for all occupants. In fact, get into the rear seat and you will be ‘amazed’ at just how much legroom there is. And under thigh support is good too. Over and above this, you get a very decent sized boot as well. And to top it off, the ride quality is fairly decent.
So where does it fall short? Well, at the time of the launch, the automatic model was only available in the second-to-top V variant, which means you didn’t get a touchscreen infotainment system. But Honda fixed that in April this year when it introduced the petrol and diesel, automatic models, in the VX variant. As it turns out, you really can have it all now. But as they say, there is always room for improvement. So, how would I like the Amaze to be improved? Truth be told, apart from a better rear-end design, there is nothing else that I can think of. Perhaps, soft leather wrapped steering wheel would be a nice touch.
When it came: August 2019
Current Odo reading: 14,856kms
Mileage this month: 1461kms
Fuel efficiency: 19.88km/l
What’s good: Fuel efficiency, space and comfort
What’s not: Rear-end styling could be better
Also read - Honda Amaze Long Term Report: November 2019