The all new Honda Amaze has created much hype in Indian market, with already 22,000 bookings and long waiting period, its giving tough competition to the peers already, lets checkout the specifications to know why.
Amaze is available in both petrol and diesel engines. The dimensions are 3990mm x 1680 mm x1505 mm with wheelbase 2405 mm for both types of engines. While for the petrol version the engine is 4 cylinders SOHC i-VTEC with displacement 1198 cc whereas for the diesel type the engine is 4 cylinders DOHC i-DTEC with displacement greater by 300 cc. When it is the brand ‘Honda’ engine power ([email protected]) is one thing you can blindly trust, for petrol car it is [email protected] while it is [email protected] for diesel car. Considering the torque ([email protected]) for petrol engine, Amaze has same torque as its companion Brio i.e. [email protected], but diesel engine Amaze has [email protected].
Now, when it comes to fuel efficiency, diesel always has an edge over petrol, for the AT model (petrol) it is 15.5 km/l, MT model (petrol) it’s 18km/l while MT model (diesel) it is 25.8km/l, and that is the reason why diesel cars are costlier than petrol ones, however the fuel tank capacity is 35l for both (falls short by 7 litres from DZire). Amaze has an edge over Brio, its elder brother and rival Maruti’s Dzire in terms of mileage/fuel efficiency (considering diesel engine) which have 19.4, 23.4 km/l mileage respectively. Being a sedan class car it provides seating capacity for 5 persons with 400l boot space. The Brake system used is disc and drum at front and rear respectively for both engine types. With collapsible electric power steering and Min turning radius 4.5m (for MT petrol, diesel) and 4.7m (for AT petrol), Honda Amaze is bound to amaze you!
Features:- Amaze comes in 6 different versions E, EX, S, S AT, VX & VX AT. The higher versions of the car are deployed with stylish Alloy wheels and other special features like front fog lamps and turn indicator on ORVMs. While the bold Front Crome grill add to the grace, the sharp edges and the character lines that run along the body makes it aerodynamic and prevents drag. All the versions possess a decent Air conditioner with heater, front and rear power windows, tilt steering, central locking, headlight adjuster etc. features along with the most talked about Eco Lamp to make your drive economical. The higher versions have the advantage of driver seat height adjuster, rear defogger, electronically foldable ORVMs and accessory socket. Amaze has very many pockets here and there to carry all your stuff, may it be the cup holders, rear seat bottle holder, magazine holder on side pockets etc., it might give you a feel of a mini cargo on road!
That was all about the exterior and comfort part, now let’s jumps inside the car to checkout its interiors. The royal beige color scheme on the console, seat fabric and floor carpets will soak you in its ambience. One unique feature to boast about is the heat absorbing front wind shield which prevents heat and helps maintains cool temperature inside. Well, keeping in mind the party people, Amaze has the 2 Din integrated Audio system that has inbuilt AM/FM, mp3 player, USB and AUX in ports, but lacks GPS system.
From the safety point of view, it has features like immobilizer, driver seat belt warning, ABS with EBD and wave key, however the higher versions also possess dual SRS air bags & front seat belt pretensioner with load limiter feature. Warning to turn off the headlight is also given at appropriate time.
Overall the car is package of good performance and looks. The price starts at Rs. 4.99 lac with schemes to buy on loans are also available. It comes with a 2 yr standard warranty or 40,000 km travel, whichever is earlier. Currently the car is available in mainly 3 colors majestic blue metallic, urban titanium metallic and carnelian red pearl.