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). The sub 4-metre sedan will be available in 12 trim for the Indian market among which six are the petrol variants which range between Rs 5.59 Lakh (ex-showroom) to Rs 7.57 Lakh (ex-showroom), while the diesel lineup is priced between Rs 6.69 Lakh (ex-showroom) to Rs 8.67 (ex-showroom).
It is worth noting that the prices of 2018 Amaze are introductory, and are most likely to increase after the first 20,000 bookings. One can book their sedan at the nearest Honda authorised dealership, which will be delivered by 31 July.
Set to rival against the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Tigor, the Amaze is powered by the 1.2-litre i-VTEC, 4-cylinder, petrol engine which generates the power of 89 bhp and peak torque of 110 Nm. Further, the sedan gets the option of 5-speed manual transmission or the 7-step CVT automatic, with the claimed mileage of 19.5 kmpl for the former, while 19 kmpl for the later.
Moving to the diesel motor, the machine gets the 1.5-litre i-DTEC, turbocharged engine, which chunks the maximum power of 100 PS with peak torque of 200 Nm, which is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. While the CVT automatic diesel trim generates the power of 80 PS and 160 Nm of torque. Further, in terms of fuel economy, the manual variant is said to achieve mileage of 27.5 kmpl and CVT for 23.8 kmpl.
Visually compared to the first generation Amaze, the 2018 model gets more modern and bigger design. At the front, the sedan comes with the new thicker chrome grill similar to the Honda City, connecting both the LED position headlamps, which now gets the DRLs. It features the new diamond cut alloy wheels and aerodynamically refreshed taillights.
Inside the cabin, the Amaze comes with the dual-tone interiors with an updated dashboard, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with the support of Android Auto And Apple CarPlay, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, keyless ignition, updated steering wheel, redesigned instrument cluster, rear parking sensors with camera, impact mitigation front headrest and more.