The new Honda Amaze will go on sale in four variants - E, S, V and VX.
The Honda Amaze is available in six variants in both petrol and diesel which includes automatic variants of the compact sedan. Both engines come paired with a 5-speed manual or CVT. The diesel-CVT combo of the new Amaze produces 79bhp and 160Nm of torque.
The 2018 Honda Amaze is based on a new platform with around 65mm increased wheelbase as compared to the outgoing version and it gets a tad bit longer (5mm) and wider (15mm) as well. The new Amaze is lighter than the previous model. The engines on the auto are carried over from the old model, which means that the familiar 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel powertrains propel the vehicle. The 90PS, 1.2-litre petrol claims to return 19.5kmpl for the manual and 19kmpl for the automatic variant, while the 100PS, 1.5-litre diesel claims a fuel efficiency of 27.4kmpl for the manual and 23.8kmpl for the automatic. Moving to the rear, the new Amaze features an angular design with C-shaped tail lamps and a shark fin antenna. The front fascia of the new Amaze features a prominent chrome strip on the front grille. It rides on newly designed alloy wheels and sports refreshed taillights. The new Amaze gets an all-new design that makes it look like a slightly smaller Honda City, especially when you see the car's profile from the side. The front fascia on the new Amaze takes inspiration from elder siblings - Accord and Civic sporting Honda's new Signature "Solid Wing Face".
The Amaze gets dual-tone interiors with a 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel and a twin-pod instrument cluster.
The Amaze will be available in four specification levels for the manual cars and two for the CVT variants, the top-end model featuring an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. Honda also offers paddle shifter for the petrol CVT model. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, ISOFIX child safety seat anchor points and reverse parking sensors will be standard across all trims.
"The consumer has changed today and while earlier he was more practical oriented and was okie with a small vehicle with a boot for a sedan, today he is more aspirational", said Rajesh Goel, senior vice president and director, sales and marketing, Honda Cars India Ltd. The Dzire, which is country's largest selling vehicle in India in 2018, is priced at Rs 5.56-8.43 lakh for petrol and Rs 6.56-9.43 lakh for diesel versions.