At the Auto Expo 2018, Honda announced they will launch the Amaze, Civic and CR-V in the next one year.
Except for bringing the facelifted version of the City and the Brio, Honda has been a rather silent spectator over the last few years. But at the 2018 Auto Expo, Honda announced that this year they will bring in three new offerings – the all-new Amaze, the Civic and the CR-V. All three cars were showcased at this year’s Auto Expo.
Let’s start with the most affordable offering of the lot – the Honda Amaze. The soon to be launched Amaze is an all-new model and not just a mere facelift. In terms of design, the new Amaze draws inspiration from the latest generation of Honda models. The sloping bonnet has now been replaced by a flatter one, which leads into a perpendicularly mounted front grille. Like the City and the WR-V, the Amaze too has a single slat-chrome grille flanked on either side by largish headlights. The rear too has been updated – it now gets a flat rear bumper, c-shaped taillights and a small boot mounted spoiler. The interior has been updated too. It gets a newly designed dashboard with a large touchscreen infotainment in the centre, a new instrument cluster and a new steering wheel. Overall, it looks a lot more premium and richer than its predecessor. Engine options for the new Honda Amaze will remain unchanged – a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel will continue to be offered. Honda has also announced that they will now offer an automatic transmission with the diesel motor. The Amaze will make its way to India towards the end of 2018.
It has been a while since Honda discontinued the Civic, but now they are all set to bring it back to Indian shores. Honda has already launched the new Civic in the international market, and the India-spec model is expected to look identical. The overall design looks sporty, especially the coup-like roofline that leads into the boot. At the heart, the Civic will get an updated version of the 1.8-litre petrol motor. Honda will also offer their new 1.6-litre diesel in the Civic.
Along with the Amaze and the CR-V, Honda has also decided to bring in the 2018 CR-V to India, which has a lot of new things about it. The updated CR-V will be a seven-seater and, most importantly, will also be available with a diesel engine. The CR-V will get a 1.6-litre diesel engine that makes 158bhp and 350Nm. This engine will come paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This Japanese car will also have the 2.4-litre petrol motor on offer.