Honda Amaze was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated vehicles to be launched in the Indian automobile market in 2013. The reason is not just due to the new innovative diesel engine offered by Honda with the name Earth Dreams, but it is also due to the large gap created in the intermediate segment which lies between a hatchback and a sedan. The compact sedan segment is expected to offer the features of a sedan class vehicle in the price of a hatchback. This is a challenge not many companies ventured to take and among the few who did, Honda sure stole the show with its Honda Amaze which comes in a range of 10 variants each differed in terms of their fuel type, engine, transmission inclination and other feature oriented parameters. Among the variants, E is the low end variant offered at an unbelievable price of 4,99,000 rupees. The Honda Amaze S diesel is the second top end variant in the line up and features more or less all the features which justify its 6,67,000 rupees price for diesel version and 5,62,000 rupees for the petrol version . Honda Amaze S is offered in both diesel and petrol version and the feature set of both the vehicles is more or less the same except for a few technical additions in the diesel version. India being a mileage centric nation is undoubtedly obsessed with having a vehicle which can offer them a comfortable fuel economy and this could be best achieved with diesel over other variants. The Honda Amaze S diesel comes with some of the basic safety features such as engine immobiliser, Anti-lock Braking System, Electric Brake-force Distribution, etc., It certainly remains to be a vehicle worth watching in the present automobile scene.
Honda Amaze S is a really beautiful vehicle which is designed to be a compact sedan. The compact sedan segment stature is achieved by not allowing the vehicle's overall length to reach the four meter length. The overall length of the Honda Amaze S diesel is a comfortable 3.99 meters. The exteriors of the vehicle are perfectly rendered and sculpted to be a visually appealing vehicle. The front fascia of the Honda Amaze S diesel shows clear traces to the Brio platform on which it is built. The Honda Amaze S diesel is offered with a large air intake vents which cover most of the front bumper space. The front grill is similar to the Honda Brio except for the uniformly placed dual chrome lining on the small front grill. The side profile of the vehicle is really appealing with the design strokes on the framework which perfectly reflect the design aesthetics and the speed offering of the vehicle. The power controlled rear view mirrors are a luxury option included in the vehicle . The Honda Amaze S has a rear design which is reminiscent of the Honda City and it does appeal to the customers aspiring to have a executive vehicle at an economical price. Honda amaze S diesel has a full trim wheel, front and rear mudguards. The outer door handles are offered in the body coloured shades. The rear micro antenna is included in almost all the variants. The vehicle however does not come with a turn indicator on the ORVMs which can be availed in the VX manual transmission as well as VX automatic transmission variants. The vehicle also does not have alloy wheels or front fog lamps. the front and rear bumpers are body coloured.
The interiors of Honda Amaze S diesel offer a really appealing design statement with features that exceed the usual compact sedan segment. The colour scheme in the vehicle is given a s a single tone beige. The seat fabric of the Honda Amaze S diesel is also offered in single tone beige. The interiors are offered with a 2 DIN integrated audio system which is capable of handling MP3, USB and auxiliary inputs . The front and rear speakers are available in the Honda Amaze S which improve the internal sound system a lot. The air vents have chrome rings to improve the interior ambience. The steering wheel also has a silver garnish to enhance the driving experience. The rear seating row has an adjustable arm rest which also doubles as a cup holder.
Engine and Performance
Honda Amaze S diesel comes with a 1.5 litre capacity diesel engine which is dubbed as Earth Dreams. The 4-cylinder, DOHC, i-DTEC engine with 4 valves per cylinder, which all together succeed in producing an enormous 98.6bhp of maximum output at 3600rpm. The engine is also capable of churning out 200 Nm at 1750rpm. The diesel variants of the Honda Amaze are offered only in the manual transmission hence the mileage is comparatively huge as the engine power is perfectly utilised. The fuel efficiency of the vehicle is an amazing 25.8kmpl. The vehicle comes with a five speed manual transmission which completely churns out the vehicles 1498 cc displacement . Honda Amaze S is capable of producing a top speed of 175kmph and a pick up of 12.5 seconds to reach 100kmph mark from standstill.
Braking and Handling
Honda Amaze comes with a very innovative handling system. The vehicle is equipped with disc brakes in the front and the rear section of the vehicle comes with drum brakes. Honda Amaze S comes with McPherson strut suspension in the front and the torsion beam suspension in the rear .
Honda Amaze S diesel is a really comfortable vehicle in terms of the interiors. The vehicle has enough leg room both in the front row as well as the rear row. The head room is also aptly spaced in the vehicle . The thigh support of the vehicle is really decent.
Honda Amaze S diesel is offered with an engine immobiliser and Anti-lock Braking System along with EBD which more or less became a norm in the powerful vehicles. The WAVE key facility is provided in the Honda Amaze S Diesel along with a driver seat belt reminder which comes in handy in ensuring the safety of the passengers. The Honda Amaze S however is devoid of any SRS airbags as they are reserved only for the high end variant.
Beautiful design, exceptional performance, fuel efficient, comfortable and elegant interiors .
Lack of airbags, steering wheel lacks rigidity at higher speeds.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
Look and Style: Very Nice. Comfort: Very nice. Pickup: VERY VERY GOOD. Mileage: Okay (I got around 18). Best Features: Pickup. Amazing. Needs to improve: (1) Dashboard (worst) for God?s sake change it ...
Great car, full value for money. better than compititors like swift dezire. Very good pic up. Love driving this car. you will fell like flying. great power sometimes feels like over power car. good ...
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