The Honda Amaze 2018 comes with a unique exterior styling. Majority of its mechanical components are new. It even gets better quality interiors and an improved featured list. However, the car compact sedan still retains it older engine specifications with the addition of a new CVT automatic transmission.
The 2018 iteration of the Honda Amaze is off to a good start in India. In the month of May 2018, the Amaze became the largest selling Honda car in India. In fact, it clocked a total sales number of 9,759 units which is by far the largest a Honda car has ever managed to achieve ever. And there are plenty of reasons to support this. The new Honda Amaze comes with a complete transformation across all parameters. Though looks are quite subjective, we personally quite like this compact sedan’s new appearance. Similarly, its cabin too has upgraded and now gets quite premium. The feature list is now also quite generous and at par with the competition. That said, the engines remain the same as before with similar power and torque outputs. However, the Amaze now comes with a CVT automatic variant across both the petrol and diesel derivatives. More on this below.
Honda Amaze 2018 Launch
At the 2018 Auto Expo, Honda officials confirmed that the latest iteration of this compact sedan will make its debut in India during the 2018-19 fiscal. Honda Car India has launched the latest iteration of this compact sedan in India on the 16th of May 2018.
|Launch Date||16th May 2018|
Honda Amaze 2018 Price
Honda has launched the Amaze as a very aggressive starting price of INR 5.59 lakhs for the base petrol variant. The top of the line petrol trim is going to retail at INR 7.57 lakh. The base diesel trim will cost INR 6.99 lakh while the top of the line diesel is going to retail at INR 8.67 lakh. Detailed variant wise prices of this vehicle are down below.
|E MT – Rs 5,59,900||E MT – Rs 6,69,900|
|S MT – Rs 6,49,900||S MT – Rs 7,59,900|
|S CVT – Rs 7,39,900||S CVT – Rs 8,39,900|
|V MT – Rs 7,09,900||V MT – Rs 8,19,900|
|V – CVT – Rs 7,99,900||V – CVT – Rs 8,99,900|
|VX MT – Rs 7,57,900||VX MT – Rs 8,67,900|
Honda Amaze 2018 Engine Specifications
As mentioned before, this new generation model is going to get the same engines as the current spec version. Consequently, the petrol derivative of the vehicle will get a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine. This motor is capable of producing 87 BHP of power along with 109 Nm of peak torque. While the diesel derivative is going to get the 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor capable of producing 99 BHP along with 200 Nm of peak torque. The next-gen iteration of this vehicle is going to get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard across the range. Honda is going to introduce a CVT automatic gearbox with the diesel derivative. This will help it stand as a tougher contender against the competition.
|Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC||1.5-litre i-DTEC|
|Power||87 BHP||99 BHP|
|Torque||109 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||5-Speed Manual/CVT|
Honda Amaze 2018 Mileage
Honda’s engines are known for their good fuel-efficiency characteristics. The petrol derivative of the new Amaze is likely to give a fuel efficiency figure of 22 km/l. While the diesel engine will probably promise a mileage figure of close to 28 km/l.
|Engine||1.2-litre i-VTEC||1.5-litre i-DTEC|
|Mileage||~22 km/l||~28 km/l|
Honda Amaze 2018 Dimensions
The next-generation model of this compact sedan will measure 3900 mm in length. The width will stand at 1680 mm while the height at 1505 mm. The car will have a wheelbase of 2470 mm. While the boot space stands out at 420 L. This is the largest in the segment.
|Boot Space||420 L|
Honda Amaze 2018 Exteriors
The latest iteration of this sedan is a completely new vehicle in comparison to its previous generation model. It gets a very bold and a lot more aggressive stance. The front profile resembles quite a lot with the current generation City. The car comes with large headlamps and a thick chrome accent on the grille which gives it a dominating look. Towards the side, the compact sedan has a very stout look. Yet, as with other Honda cars, it looks very appealing and somewhat sporty. Towards the rear, the new Amaze gets an equally striking personality. However, the angular design of the tail-lamps might not appeal to everyone. Nevertheless, the car looks very modern and crisp from this side.
Honda Amaze 2018 Interiors
The cabin of the new Honda Amaze is a breath of fresh air. This time around, it comes with the dual-tone colour scheme of black and beige. Unlike other Honda cars, the dashboard layout appears to be on the premium side and not sporty. The steering wheel is nice and chunky. While the dashboard also comes with piano black accents which increase the cabin’s overall premium feel. The material quality seems to be on the better side, as with all Honda cars. Overall, you can feel that this car is in line with Honda’s current plan to once again establish itself as the manufacturer of premium cars in India.
Honda Amaze 2018 Variants
This compact sedan is going to follow the standard variant nomenclature of Honda. Hence it will retail in a total of 6 different variants for each petrol and diesel. These are:
Honda Amaze 2018 Features
The next-generation Honda Amaze comes with a bag full of onboard features and creature comforts. These include LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control, rear air-con vents to name a few. Furthermore, the car is going to come with rear central armrest, tilt and telescopically adjustable steering wheel to name a few.
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- Automatic Climate Control
- New Digipad Infotainment System
- New Alloy Wheels
- Electrically Adjustable ORVMS
- Day and Night IRVM
- Rear Air-con Vents
Honda Amaze 2018 Safety Features
In-line with new government regulations, this compact sedan is going to come with dual-airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the range. Also, the car is going to come with ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. Range-Topping models will also get Electronic Stability Programme and Traction Control System.
- Dual Airbags
- ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)
- EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
- Cruise Control
- Reverse Parking Camera
- Reverse Parking Sensors
Honda Amaze 2018 Competition
It will compete with others cars that fall in this segment. The likes of which include the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor and the Ford Aspire.
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