Honda is all set to introduce the second-generation Amaze in the Indian market, next month. Honda dealers are expected to start accepting bookings for the new Amaze from April 6, 2018. Booking amount has been set at Rs 21,000. Customers can expect deliveries by the end of May 2018.
The new Honda Amaze was globally unveiled earlier this year, at the 2018 Auto Expo. Mechanically, the car is likely to continue with the 88hp, 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre, 100hp diesel engine options. Amaze’s petrol variant will come with a five-speed manual gearbox with optional CVT; and the diesel will also, for the first time, get an optional CVT gearbox.
The new Honda Amaze gets a more prominent nose with styling bits inspired by the larger City sedan. However, the compact sedan’s rear styling is neatly done, which gives it an overall balanced look. Higher variants of the sedan are expected to come with ten-spoke alloy wheels.
On the inside, the dual-tone interior theme will continue, just like the outgoing model. A prominent touchscreen infotainment system takes centre stage, on the dashboard. Honda has packaged the interior so as to cleverly allow more legroom for the new sedan.
As far as pricing goes, expect the new Amaze to be priced slightly higher than the outgoing model. The compact sedan will take on the likes of the popular Maruti Dzire, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and Tata Tigor sedans.
— With assistance by Akbar Merchant