Honda launches the updated Amaze at a starting price of Rs 5.29 lakh. Gets all-new interior and refined exterior design.
The Honda Amaze has been given a mid-life update as the company launched the compact-sedan’s facelifted model today. Updates on the new Amaze are mainly cosmetic in nature, although they mark significant improvements over the outgoing model. Prices of the new model start at Rs. 5.29 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.19 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Changes on the exterior of the new Amaze are easy to locate. Up front, the Amaze facelift takes design cues from the Mobilio, meaning it comes with an added bit of aggression. The front-fascia highlights a thick chrome grille, new headlamps with black surrounds, and a sporty bumper design. Around the back, the car gets re-profiled tail-lamps with clear lens on top. Apart from that, the Amaze now comes with new design alloy wheels and 7 new colour options.
Inside, the designers have junked the dashboard of the old car in favour of the one seen in the Jazz and the forthcoming BR-V. This is a commendable move on Honda’s part since the old Amaze's cabin was greatly criticized for its low-market feel and plasticky cabin. The revised interior also features a new steering wheel with audio controls, new instrument cluster, redesigned air-vents design and piano black finish around the infotainment system. The car also gets a new climate control system. Overall, the new interior is a welcome change and one that will be appreciated by consumers in this segment.
No mechanical revisions have been carried out in the new model. The Amaze will be offered with the same same set of 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel powertrains as earlier. The 1.2-litre petrol unit develops 87bhp and 109Nm whereas the 1.5-litre diesel mill is rated at 98.6bhp and 200Nm. Both are offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol engine is also offered with a CVT automatic in two variants. Fuel efficiency remains the same for the updated model with the petrol registering an ARAI claimed figure of 18.1 km/l while the diesel is rated at 25.8 km/l.
Safety net on the new Amaze includes ABS with EBD as standard in the diesel variants while dual-aiibags will be offered as optional across the range.
The Honda Amaze competes against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki DZire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire and Tata Zest in the market. Given the list of improvements over the previous model, the new Amaze is likely to strike the right note with customers.
E MT:Rs 5.29 lakh
S MT: Rs 5.95 lakh
SX MT: Rs 6.80 lakh
VX MT: Rs 7.19 lakh
S CVT: Rs 7.19 lakh
VX CVT: Rs 8.20 lakh
E MT: Rs 6.41 lakh
S MT: Rs 7.29 lakh
SX MT: Rs 7.82 lakh
VX MT: Rs 8.19 lakh
All prices are indicative of ex-showroom, Delhi.