Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Honda Amaze launched, starts at Rs 5.59 lakh

Honda Amaze launched, starts at Rs 5.59 lakh

The new Honda Amaze 2018 draws power from the existing 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Honda Cars India launched the new version of the Amaze at an introductory price of Rs 5.59 lakh for the petrol version and Rs 6.69 lakh (All Prices, Ex Showroom, India) for the diesel variant. The petrol version will be the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine motor churns out 87bhp of peak power and 110Nm of peak torque and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that belts out 99bhp of peak power and 200Nm of peak torque, the diesel CVT will develop a power figure of 79bhp with 160Nm. 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. Below is the detailed pricing of the new Honda Amaze 2018. Only V and S variants get the CVT gearbox option. The 2018 Amaze is lighter and more spacious than the auto it replaces. It also comes with a CVT automatic gearbox in the diesel version, a first in it's class. Segment leader Maruti Dzire, which also got a full lifecycle face lift previous year is offered with an AMT gearbox in both petrol and diesel versions.

In it's first generation, the Amaze was built on Honda's small vehicle Brio platform.

Honda Amaze launched, starts at Rs 5.59 lakh

The new amaze has also grown is dimension and is 5mm longer and 15mm wider as opposed to the outgoing model.However, the overall length remains under four-metre. Safety features like Dual front SRS airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and Brake Assist, along with reverse parking sensors are standard on all the variants of the new Amaze. The front fascia of the new Amaze features a prominent chrome strip on the front grille. 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. It rides on newly designed alloy wheels and sports refreshed taillights.

The Honda Amaze 2018 comes loaded with features such as power folding and adjustable ORVMs with integrated turn indicators, LED DRLs, engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, cruise control, steering-mounted controls, day/night IRVM and shark fin antenna. The auto will be available in 5 exterior paint jobs - a new Lunar Silver Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and White Orchid Pearl. With the CVT, the engine offers only 80 bhp and 160 Nm. The biggest USP of the new Amaze is the CVT gearbox on both the petrol and diesel model. The vehicle offers features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, auto climate control and cruise control among the others. Here's all that you can expect from the new-generation compact sedan. The new Amaze rival the likes of Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Ford Aspire and the Volkswagen Ameo.

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