New Honda Amaze set for launch today

  • New Honda Amaze set for launch today

New Honda Amaze set for launch today

"In line with our commitment to offer latest technologies to the Indian consumers, Amaze comes with advanced Diesel CVT which is Honda's first such technology in the world and also an industry first in the Indian market", he added. All prices are ex-showroom (India). Interestingly though, the diesel CVT - at 79bhp and 160Nm - is less powerful than the diesel manual, that pumps 99bhp and 200Nm.

The new Honda Amaze 2018 delivers a claimed mileage of 19.5kpl and 27.8kpl for the manual petrol and diesel engine, respectively. The ARAI certified fuel economy figures for the vehicle stand at 19.5km/l for petrol manual, 19km/l for petrol CVT, 27.4km/l for diesel manual and 23.8km/l for diesel CVT models. The biggest changes in design shows on the front of the auto that comes with a muscular bumper and new grille design as compared to previous generation Amaze.

The Japanese automobile manufacturer, Honda has today announced the launch of its 2018 Honda Amaze in India at a starting price of Rs 5.59 Lakh (ex-showroom). Thanks to the use of this platform, the new Amaze is not only slightly wider than the earlier version but is also a tad lighter. Higher variants get fog lamps, automatic climate control, cruise control and rear view camera. It features the new diamond cut alloy wheels and aerodynamically refreshed taillights. The front fascia on the new Amaze takes inspiration from elder siblings - Accord and Civic sporting Honda's new Signature "Solid Wing Face".

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The interior of the second-gen Amaze features a dual-tone theme similar to the outgoing model.

"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. Honda also offers paddle shifter for the petrol CVT model. The dashboard has gloss black trim, while the centre console houses a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice commands, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

The standard feature list includes dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat mounts, impact-sensing door unlock and power windows among others. The new Amaze is available in 5 colour options - Radiant Red, Orchid White Pearl, Modern Steel, Golden Metallic Brown and Lunar Silver. The model competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest. "That is why the new Amaze has been developed on an all new platform".