Honda Cars Indian created quite a Buzz when they launched sub 4 meter sedan Amaze in the year 2013 and main reason behind it is fuel efficiency figure of its diesel trim. In recent times it saw a bit drop in sales due to the entrance of new cars like Aspire and old ones getting an update (Maruti Swift Dzire). After three long years, Amaze finally gets an upgrade and available in four grades-E, S, SX and VX.
The Honda Amaze facelift comes at starting price of Rs. 5.29 lakh for the base petrol and it goes up to Rs. 8.19 lakh for the top end petrol CVT. Whereas, the diesel entry level version start at Rs. 6.41 lakh to 8.19 lakh for the top end diesel.
The sedan didn’t receive any upgrades in the mechanical department as it continues to receive power from 1.2l i-VTEC SOHC petrol mill developing power of [email protected] and 109Nm while in case of AT it develops 88.7bhp and 110Nm of high torque. While the diesel variants extract power from the tried and tested 1.5 litre i-Dtec engine which is good to churn out a max output of 99bhp and 200Nm torque. According to Honda, Amaze now gets improved friction and idling and it now emits less emission. The petrol MT variant develops 18.1 KMPL of ARAI certified mileage while diesel delivers 25.8 KMPL.
Honda has added a new color shade Bluish Titanium metallic in the existing range of color options which include urban titanium metallic, Alabaster Silver metallic, Orchid white pearl, taffeta white, golden brown metallic and Carnelian Red Pearl.
Exterior and Interior:
Honda Amaze facelift comes with some cosmetic changes like now sports a wider single frame chrome front grille, smoked finish for the headlamps, tweaked bumper flanked by tri-slat large air intakes and revised bonnet for the upmarket feel. The side styling remains same whereas rear gets a new boot lid and elegant looking reprofiled tail lamps.
The update spree continues inside as well in the form of new tone dashboard with silver accents, horizontal AC vents, 3D instrument cluster with MID display shift position, ambient temperature. To up the feel, it gets new seat upholstery, touchscreen AVN system, automatic climate control, heat absorbing windscreen, piano black central console.
Honda has taken new step in the safety segment by announcing that all the Amaze variants will get dual SRS airbags as standard from the new fiscal year and bookings for the variants are already started while deliveries will begin from May 2016. ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) as standard across all diesel and CVT trims. Apart from these it also get seat belt pretensioners with load limiters, impact mitigating headrests.