Honda Cars India recently unveiled the new-generation Amaze at the Auto Expo 2018. Talking a whole new shape with new and bold styling, the new Honda Amaze subcompact sedan will go on sale in India in the upcoming 2018-19 fiscal year. First launched in 2013, the current-generation of the Honda Amaze has been in the market for about five years now and while the car did receive a facelift in mid-2016, it's now time that Honda finally brings in the new-gen model. We told you a lot about the new Honda Amaze from the unveiling event at the Auto Expo 2018, and here's all that we know about the new-gen Amaze.
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Here's All You Need To Know About The New Honda Amaze:
- This is the second-generation model of the Honda Amaze subcompact sedan and it is among the three new cars that Honda India plans to launch in the upcoming financial year.
- The new Honda Amaze is based on an all-new advanced platform, unlike the outgoing model, which is based on the Brio hatchback's platform.
- The new Honda Amaze, shown at the Auto Expo is also being developed at Honda's R&D base in Thailand but has also seen more inputs from the Honda India engineering team. Honda's Tapukara plant in Rajasthan will be the global supply base for the engines for the new Honda Amaze. Also Read: New-Gen Honda Amaze Review
- Visually, the new Honda Amaze gets an all-new bold design and shows no reminiscence of the current-generation Honda Amaze. In fact, the car talks inspiration from the new-generation Honda Accord that was launched in India last year, and a fair bit from the WR-V.
- The new-gen Honda Amaze gets an all-new face with a protruding nose, a fat chrome grille, flanked by a pair of new wraparound headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. The new Amaze also gets a new muscular front bumper with a wide airdam with honeycomb patterned grille, and large plastic cladded enclosure for the new round foglamps.
- The new Amaze gets extensively improved proportions, which are evidently seen from the profile view. Unlike the previous model, this one doesn't look like a hatchback with a boot and more like a proper sedan. And the prominent yet simple character lines further enhances its looks along with the new 15-inch alloys.
- The rear section looks all-new with a new boot-lid, and new LED taillamps, which essentially look like an inverted form of the WR-V's taillamps, and a beefy rear bumper with subtle lines.
- The cabin looks a bit similar to the outgoing model with some minor changes. Honda has, however, loaded the new car with features, including a new 7-inch Digipad touchscreen infotainment system. This system offers smartphone integration, navigation and a host of other features.
- Honda only showcased the petrol version of the car which comes with the same 1.2-litre engine remains unchanged and comes with 87 bhp under its hood. However, the 1.5-litre diesel engine will also be on offer when the car is officially launched. However, we expect the engine get some fine tuning to offer better fuel efficiency and maybe even a little bit of more power.
- The transmission options will include the 5-speed manual gearbox that will come as standard for both petrol and diesel models. The Amaze right now also gets an option CVT automatic transmission for the petrol model, and we can hope for a diesel automatic as well with the new Amaze.