Honda Car India globally unveiled the new 2018 Honda Amaze at Auto Expo 2018 earlier this month. Expected to launch in the domestic market in coming months, the all-new Honda Amaze 2018 carries updated exterior front which is in-line with the new Honda City and Honda Accord. It is based on the all-new platform which also underpins the Brio hatchback. Once launched, the new Amaze will be introduced with intent to dominate the sub-4m sedan space which is currently ruled by new Maruti Dzire. The Japanese car maker also unveiled the new Civic and CR-V at the biennial motor show. Also See: Honda Working on Compact SUVs based on Honda Amaze Platform
On the exterior front, the new 2018 Amaze sports a new grille design which is accentuated by rectangular headlamps, ditching the rounded shape, new front bumper, 15-inch alloy wheels, C-shaped tail lamps, new rear bumper, shark fin antenna, tail gate mounted spoiler and much more. Inside the cabin, the overall appearance of the interior has been revamped wherein the cabin looks fresh. The new Amaze gets dual-tone dashboard and piano-finish details along with 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment, 3-spoke steering wheel with mounted controls, automatic climate control system, cruise control, key-less entry, push start-stop button, parking sensors and rear-view cameras and much more. Also See: Honda Civic, New CR-V & 2018 Amaze India Launch Confirmed for this Year
As far as the safety aspect is concerned, the new Honda Amaze 2018 will get dual airbags and ABS as standard fitment throughout the variants. Moreover, the sedan will also sport EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and multiple airbags which are likely to be seen only on the top-end variant.
Mechanically, the new Honda Amaze 2018 will continue to be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options – 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel. The petrol engine is capable of making 87 bhp of max power with peak torque of 109Nm while the oil burner is tuned to churn out 99bhp and 200Nm of power figures. Transmission duties will be carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard along with a CVT automatic gearbox in both petrol and diesel variants. Read More: Honda City 20th Anniversary Edition, WR-V Edge Edition & Amaze Pride Edition Launched in India
Once launched, the new Honda Amaze 2018 will lock horns against new Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo, Hyundai Xcent and others in the sub-4m sedan segment. Coming to the price point, the new Amaze is expected to fall in the price bracket of INR 6 lakh to INR 9 lakh (ex-showroom).