Honda Amaze

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  • Economy
    Mileage
    25.8 kmpl
    Service cost
    `10,366 /yr
  • Performance
    Engine
    1498 cc 
    BHP
    98.6
  • Comfort
    A/C
    Yes
    Power Steering
    Yes
  • Safety
    Central Lock
    Yes
    Brake Assist
    No
  • EMI
    Duration
    5 years
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Highlights

 

April 04, 2016: Honda is expected to launch the next generation of the Amaze sedan by mid-2018. The India bound version will show reworked interiors and exteriors and also upgrade safety equipment. The company recently introduced a facelift for its compact sedan priced from INR 5.29 to 8.19 lakhs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). The car has a new front/rear bumper, reworked radiator grille and new taillights on outside and a new dual-theme dashboard with an automatic climate control system inside. Engine wise, it retains the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines. The new Amaze also gets a new CVT transmission option and dual front airbags as a standard feature.

Honda Amaze price list

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    E i-DTEC
    1498 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 25.8 kmpl
    `6.4 Lakh*
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    S i-DTEC
    1498 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 25.8 kmpl
    `7.3 Lakh*
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    SX i-DTEC
    1498 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 25.8 kmpl
    `7.8 Lakh*
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    VX i-DTEC
    1498 cc,  Manual, Diesel, 25.8 kmpl
    `8.2 Lakh*
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    E i-VTEC
    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
    `5.3 Lakh*
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    S i-VTEC
    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
    `6.0 Lakh*
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    SX i-VTEC
    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
    `6.8 Lakh*
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    VX i-VTEC
    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
    `7.2 Lakh*
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    S CVT i-VTEC
    1199 cc,  Automatic, Petrol, 18.1 kmpl
    `7.2 Lakh*
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    VX CVT i-VTEC
    1199 cc,  Automatic, Petrol, 18.1 kmpl
    `8.2 Lakh*
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Amaze color options

  • Camellan red

  • Bluish titanium

  • Golden Brown Metallic

  • Tefeta White

  • Alabaster Silver Metallic

  • Urban Titanium Metallic

  • White Orchid Pearl

Specifications

Variants Fuel Type Mileage Transmission Engine Description Power
City Highway
E i-DTEC Diesel 21.0 kmpl 25.8 kmpl Manual 1498cc 
98.6bhp @ 3600rpm
S i-DTEC 21.0 kmpl 25.8 kmpl Manual 1498cc 
98.6bhp @ 3600rpm
SX i-DTEC 21.0 kmpl 25.8 kmpl Manual 1498cc 
98.6bhp @ 3600rpm
VX i-DTEC 21.0 kmpl 25.8 kmpl Manual 1498cc 
98.6bhp @ 3600rpm
E i-VTEC Petrol 15.0 kmpl 17.8 kmpl Manual 1198cc 
86.7bhp @ 6000rpm
S i-VTEC 15.0 kmpl 17.8 kmpl Manual 1198cc 
86.7bhp @ 6000rpm
SX i-VTEC 15.0 kmpl 17.8 kmpl Manual 1198cc 
86.7bhp @ 6000rpm
VX i-VTEC 15.0 kmpl 17.8 kmpl Manual 1198cc 
86.7bhp @ 6000rpm
S CVT i-VTEC 13.3 kmpl 18.1 kmpl Automatic 1199cc 
88.7bhp @ 6000rpm
VX CVT i-VTEC 13.3 kmpl 18.1 kmpl Automatic 1199cc 
88.7bhp @ 6000rpm

Honda Amaze review

Overview

Introduction:


Honda Amaze is the first compact sedan by Japanese automaker to come with the iDTEC diesel motor under the hood. It was an instant success in the country and almost managed to beat the top-selling Swift Dzire in the country. However, with growing competition, sales of Amaze went down that forced the automaker to revise its strategy. In this process, the company has updated its first compact sedan with subtle changes pertaining to almost everything. Now, let's explore more into the details about the changes and upgrades that it received.


Pros:


1. It new CVT transmission makes for a more stress-free drive.


2. Interior design looks drastically different from the outgoing version.


3. Honda's reliable and fuss-free ownership experience.


Cons:


1. There is no improvement to the fuel economy.


2. Very poor NVH levels in diesel Variant.


Standout features:


1. An improved audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and hands-free telephone operation.


2. A brand new 3D Speedometer with multi-information display looks stunning.


Overview:


The 2016 Honda Amaze comes with notable changes to its styling and features. Now, for the first time, it is available with a CVT automatic transmission that helps you cruise through heavy traffic with ease. As for the exterior updates, the car gets a new front bumper with bigger air vents and modified fog lamps. The radiator grille gets a new dual-slat design with extensive chrome treatment to it. However, major changes have been made to the interiors with a refreshing new dashboard. It looks drastically different and surprisingly good compared to its outgoing version. Another update to the interiors comes in the form of a new instrument cluster, which is a so called premium 3D speedometer with multi-information display. 


Exterior:


It is needless to say that Honda Amaze has paved way to most of the current good looking compact sedans such as Xcent, Aspire etc. Ever since it was first launched in 2013, it didn’t get any notable update to its styling. Now, the automaker has come with its 2016 version that looks notably different from the outgoing model. Although the body structure and design theme remains to be the same, subtle changes to its front and rear profiles rendered a distinct new look to the car. 


 


The front facade of the Amaze gets minor updates. Its radiator grille gets a new single-slat strip with chrome treatment. Headlight cluster design remains the same except for its smoked effect, powered with same old halogen bulbs.



The front bumper has been completely modified and is now housed with bigger air intake section and modified fog lamp consoles. 



Coming to the side, the Amaze gets an all new pair of alloy wheels with gunmetal grey finish. Apart from this, much of the design on side profile remains to be the same. There are two lines of which one start at the front wheels and goes till the rear windows and another that starts just below the end of the first line and merges into the tail lamp. 



The rising window line looks sleek without robbing the rear windows’ size much. Even the door handles are positioned in a rising line to match the profile of the side.



The rear section of the car remains largely identical to the older version, save for the new taillamps. They come with a new design, but with conventional brake lighting pattern. The Amaze gets a fat line of chrome to satisfy the chrome aficionados. 





Interiors:


Insides of the Amaze gets an all new design layout that renders an up-market look to the cabin. The first generation Amaze had economical-grade interiors that attracted too many complaints from the users. Keeping this in mind, Honda has completely overhauled the interiors, especially in the cockpit section. 



The interiors retain the black-beige colour treatment like the older version along with silver highlights. The build quality seems to have improved drastically, thanks to the finest materials used inside. The steering is compact and feels good to hold. The three spoke wheel gets silver accents and gets tilt adjust to find that perfect driving position and the driver height adjust makes sure you do.



Another notable changes is the new premium 3D speedometer with a multi-information display. The instrument cluster is a pretty simple layout with a large speedometer in the middle and a small MID below it. A tachometer is to the left of the cluster and to the right you get the warning lights ensemble. 



The centre console has been completely modified and is now fitted with a revised music system with MP3, USB and Aux-in and still no CD support. 



The bottom of the centre console gets the HVAC controls. All the buttons are large and easy to use. The controls and the placement of them are very user friendly.



Storage comes in the form of a glove box that is of normal size, cup holders before the gear lever, a bottle holder behind the handbrake, two cup holders in the armrest of the rear seats and bottle holders in the front and rear doors.



The Amaze is a spacious car from inside and that is some clever designing by Honda. Despite being shorter in length and wheelbase in comparison to Swift, the Amaze offers better space especially at the rear. The front seats offer amazing legroom thanks to the scooped up dashboard. At the rear, the occupants will not complain about space thanks to the generous legroom. The rear seats are lower, allowing for better head room. Honda has applied the tricks it has learnt from the Jazz to bring out maximum space inside the car.




At 400 liters, the Amaze’s boot can swallow most of the occupants’ luggage without a whine. The Amaze’s boot space is only bettered by Hyundai Accent but only by a small margin.


Performance


Honda Amaze is available with a choice of petrol and a diesel engine. The petrol Amaze is powered by a 1.2-litre engine while the diesel Amaze gets a 1.5-litre unit. The petrol version gets the option of a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox, the diesel version gets only the 5-speed manual gearbox.



Amaze Petrol


The 1198cc petrol engine of the Amaze makes a maximum power of 86.7 bhp at 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 109 Nm at 4500 rpm. This is the same engine that powers the outgoing version. ARAI has rated the fuel economy for the manual version at 17.8 kmpl. This engine with CVT gearbox churns out 88.7bhp of power and a peak torque of 110Nm. Also, it returns better mileage than its manual counterpart by giving away 18.1 kmpl. The petrol unit is typically Honda in its refinement and is rev happy. Low end torque delivery is not bad and the city driving is effortless. On the highways, the motor feels at home in triple digit speeds and gets vocal, though we like it.



Amaze Diesel


The 1498 cc diesel engine of the Amaze got all of us talking and being the first diesel for Honda in our country, it’s not surprising. The smallest diesel in Honda’s history pumps out 99 bhp at 3600 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. As far as the engine response goes, the petrol and diesel engines are as extreme as they get. While petrol Hondas love to be revved hard and are about the top end power delivery, this 1.5-litre diesel unit has been tuned for low end torque delivery.



The Amaze feels very driveable in low speeds at higher gears and it is that driveability that sets apart the engine from the competition, making the city driving in a diesel effortless. The turbo lag is minimal but the NVH levels of the diesel pot leaves a lot to be desired. The Amaze diesel doesn’t want to be left behind on the highways and feels at ease on high speeds and inclines.


Ride and Handling


Honda Amaze gets the conventional Mc-Pherson strut to the front and torsion beam to the rear. The softly sprung suspension is good for the ride quality while the handling is very neutral, neither inspiring nor dull. The steering is light aiding in city traffic while on the highways, it puts on weight enough for some direct feedback but not sharp enough. The braking duties are well managed by the Amaze without losing our confidence.


Safety


Honda India has announced that the features like dual front airbags along with ABS and EBD will be available as optional from the base variant itself. At the same time, it claimed that these optional trims will be available for sale from May this year. The safety features of Honda Amaze include front dual airbags, engine immobilizer, pre-tensioner seat belts with load limiters, WAVE key, ACE body structure and ABS with EBD.





Variants


The 2016 Honda Amaze is now on offer in four variants - E, S, SX and VX. 


The E is the entry level variant that is offered with all basic essential features like electric power steering, AC with heater, digital AC controls, front and rear power windows, Day/Night inside rear view mirror and central locking.
The S is the next-in-line variant that comes with extra set of features like keyless entry, driver seat height adjuster, power adjustable ORVMs, rear seat center armrest with cup holders, accessory socket and an advanced music system with with AM/FM, MP3, USB & Aux-in support, steering mounted audio controls.


The SX variant on the other hand gets an all new 3D speedometer with multi-information display. It also has outside temperature display, cruising range display, power foldable ORVMs, turn indicators on ORVMs and much more. 


The VX is the top variant that offers alloy wheels, driver seat back pocket, front fog lamps and heat absorbing front windscreen. 



Verdict


The 2016 Honda Amaze has drastically improved over its outgoing model, thanks to the refreshing updates to its styling and features. Perhaps it is the first compact sedan to come with a CVT gearbox that enhances the overall engine performance and driving experience. Though the diesel engine could have been bit more refined on the NVH levels, the Amaze comes off as a good package to drive around comfortably. However, as Volkswagen Ameo’s launch is just around the corner, it would be wise to wait for some more time to make a right choice. 


Honda Amaze price

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E i-DTEC
(Diesel)
6,41,900 6,68,400 6,98,660 6,63,900 6,78,936 6,72,400 6,84,400   Get On Road Price  
S i-DTEC
(Diesel)
7,29,900 7,49,400 7,78,938 7,43,400 7,56,929 7,51,400 7,64,400   Get On Road Price  
SX i-DTEC
(Diesel)
7,82,000 8,02,500 8,33,613 7,95,500 8,10,045 8,03,500 8,16,500   Get On Road Price  
VX i-DTEC
(Diesel)
8,19,900 8,41,400 8,71,288 8,35,900 8,46,646 8,43,900 8,56,900   Get On Road Price  
E i-VTEC
(Petrol)
5,29,900 5,45,500 5,71,660 5,41,000 5,55,626 5,50,000 5,61,000   Get On Road Price  
S i-VTEC
(Petrol)
5,95,400 6,31,255 6,62,679 6,26,754 6,44,066 6,36,755 6,47,255   Get On Road Price  
SX i-VTEC
(Petrol)
6,80,500 6,97,500 7,31,133 6,92,000 7,10,578 7,02,000 7,12,500   Get On Road Price  
VX i-VTEC
(Petrol)
7,19,900 7,35,900 7,72,992 7,30,400 7,51,252 7,40,900 7,51,900   Get On Road Price  
S CVT i-VTEC
(Petrol)
7,19,900 7,35,900 7,72,991 7,30,400 7,51,252 7,40,900 7,51,900   Get On Road Price  
VX CVT i-VTEC
(Petrol)
8,19,900 8,35,900 8,77,906 8,30,400 8,53,194 8,40,900 8,51,900   Get On Road Price  

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  • amaze is one of the worst car i have purchased ever.
    By parminder| June 05, 2013 | 26623 Views
    Look and Style   Comfort   Pickup   Mileage   Best Features   Needs to improve   Overall Experience worst. after 7 days of my purchase with only 300 kms. gears got stuck and when taken to honda dealer workshop told that gear box and clutch plates are gone and no one knows how to orepair and assess. my joy ... Read Full Review
  • Honda Amaze clutch plate worn out in 16,000 KM. Worst experience; Poor quality parts
    By Abhishek| July 12, 2014 | 12372 Views
    Honda Team, I have bought Honda Aamze SMT Diesel on May 27, 2013. My Vehicle Regn No is KA 03 MS 2809. After considering Honda as well known trustworthy brand I have chosen over other brands despite paying slightly higher amount and taken additional warranty as well. Today, I'm extremely disappointed when I found the clutch plate of my car ... Read Full Review
  • Air condition is not effective
    By Nirav| April 18, 2013 | 12832 Views
    Look and Style Exterior look is excellet.   Comfort : Inside confort is Ok. It is not as spacious as projected. Space is little bit higher than dzire. Only two persons can seat comfortably on rear seat. No front & rear head rest. Pickup : Petrol Engine ws very smoth and Gear was also very smoth in petrol car.Pickup in Petrol Engine was ... Read Full Review
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Honda Amaze in news

  • Next-Gen Honda Amaze to Launch in 2018
    Posted On | April 04, 2016 | 56500 Views
    The next-gen Amaze is India-bound and is likely to hit Indian roads by mid-2018. Read Full News
  • Honda Amaze Facelift Launched at Rs. 5.29 Lakh
    Posted On | March 07, 2016 | 460391 Views
    The facelifted Honda Amaze has made its way to the Indian market today. Priced between INR 5.29 lakh to INR 8.19 lakh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi), this is the first refreshment for the compact sedan since its debut in 2013. Read Full News
  • Honda Amaze Facelift to be Launched Tomorrow!
    Posted On | March 02, 2016 | 15201 Views
    The to-be-launched car has almost everything which is expected from vehicles of this segment (arguably much more) and is prepared to grab a larger share of the market. Read Full News
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