2018 Honda Amaze: Variants Explained

Modified On Jun 05, 2019 12:25 PM By Dhruv Attri for Honda Amaze 2016-2021

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The Amaze is still available in a choice of four variants but it gets an optional CVT gearbox in both petrol and diesel guises for the first time now

The Honda  Amaze competes in the subcompact sedan car segment in the Indian market and is priced between Rs 5.88 lakh to Rs 9.59 lakh (ex-showroom New Delhi). For the variants, there still are four choices: E, S, V and VX, and all four variants carry additional features that were missing in the outgoing Amaze. But which one of these variants syncs with your requirements? We find out.





Rs 5.88 lakh

Rs 6.98 lakh


Rs 6.68 lakh (Rs 7.58 lakh)

Rs 7.78 lakh (Rs 8.58 lakh)


Rs 7.28 lakh (Rs 8.18 lakh)

Rs 8.38 lakh (Rs 9.19 lakh)


Rs 7.76 lakh (Rs 8.59 lakh)

Rs 8.86 lakh (Rs 9.59 lakh)

All prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.

Honda Amaze E - Too basic

  • Dual airbags

  • ISOFIX anchorages

  • ABS with EBD

  • Day/night IRVM

  • Rear parking sensor

  • Bottle holders on all doors

  • All power windows with driver side one-touch operation

Missing basic features

  • Body-coloured door handles and ORVMs

  • Audio system

  • Wheel covers

  • Central locking

  • Electrically adjustable ORVMs

  • Rear defogger

It’s a base variant and feels like one too. The E variant just comes with features that tick off as bare minimum. It’s good to have day/night IRVM and all power windows but we would have liked to see Honda offer at least electrically adjustable ORVMs and central locking as standard. That would’ve meant just one major miss: audio system. But then buyers would have had the flexibility to get one fitted according to their budget from the aftermarket. The Amaze feels too plain in this variant and you should go for it only if you’ve shortlisted the Amaze and are on a tight budget as it will start feeling obsolete soon after.

Honda Amaze S - Fulfils all basic needs. The variant to go for if you’re on a budget




Additional amount over E



Additional amount for CVT



  • Power-adjustable and folding outside rearview mirrors with integrated blinkers

  • Body-coloured door handles and ORVMs

  • Wheel caps

  • Gear indicator (CVT only)

  • Piano black and silver finish on the inside

  • 2-DIN audio system with AUX, Bluetooth, USB and steering-mounted controls

  • Four door speakers

  • Central locking and keyless entry

  • Front and rear accessory socket

  • Tilt-adjustable steering

  • Height-adjustable driver seat

  • Adjustable front headrests

  • Rear armrest with cupholder

Missing basic features

  • Rear defogger

The S variant ticks all the basic features that are there in our books and some more. The Amaze S looks contemporary on the outside and the interiors feel premium because of the piano black and silver touches around the dashboard, AC vents and door trims. Also Read: 2018 Amaze Vs Maruti Dzire

The additional features it gets over the E variant at a price premium of Rs 80,000 is worth it since many of these features cannot be acquired from the aftermarket. We’d also go ahead to recommend this variant to those who’re on a budget and want the automatic. Getting a CVT for Rs 90,000 with petrol and Rs 80,000 with diesel is also worth the extra spend. In our opinion Honda has got everything right with the S variant, be it the equipment or the price.

2018 Honda Amaze: First Drive Review

Honda Amaze V - Not for those buying the Amaze with manual transmission




Additional amount over S



Additional amount for CVT



  • LED light guides

  • 15-inch alloy wheels

  • Front fog lamps

  • Honda smart key

  • Push start/stop button

  • Climate control

  • Bigger MID instrument console

  • Rear windshield defogger

  • Paddle shift (CVT)

  • Front and rear mudguard

The extra goodies on offer on the V variant justify the incremental cost but we would have liked to see Honda offer a touchscreen infotainment system with rear parking camera and cruise control (at least with CVT) instead of features like push start/stop button, smart key and fog lamps. Since those looking for the premium car experience with the Amaze automatic don’t have an option yet, we’d sadly say go for this variant and get an aftermarket infotainment unit and parking camera. That would complete the package. For those who’re opting for the manual, there’s another variant.

2018 Honda Amaze: First Drive Review

Honda Amaze VX:




Additional amount over V

Rs 48,000 Rs 48,000

Additional amount for CVT

Rs 83,000 Rs 73,000
  • 7-inch touchscreen (Digipad 2.0) with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice control

  • Navigation system

  • Rear camera

  • Driver side window with one touch up/down and pinch guard

  • Cruise control

The top-spec Amaze VX is priced at a premium of Rs 48,000 over V MT and whatever equipment you get with it justifies the incremental value. The big draw is the lag-free Digipad touchscreen system with multiple connectivity options. It gets all the features that you expect from a car that costs as much as it does.  Related: New Honda Amaze 2018 vs Ford Aspire vs Tata Tigor vs VW Ameo: Spec Comparison

Honda Amaze Specifications





1.2-litre i-VTEC

1.5-litre i-DTEC


5-speed MT/CVT (paddle shifts)

5-speed MT/ CVT



100PS/ 80PS



200Nm/ 160Nm


19.5kmpl/ 19kmpl

27.4kmpl/ 23.8kmpl

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