Honda Amaze Performance & Test Drive
Honda Amaze Overview
SUVs might be driving the growth in India, but the year 2018 is all about sedans. Honda Cars India kick-started the year 2018 by showcasing the all-new Honda Amaze, new Honda Civic and the new Honda CR-V SUV. Honda Cars India is now looking to regain the lost market share in India and taking charge is the all-new 2018 Honda Amaze. Ever since its launch in 2013, Honda Amaze has been a popular model for the company and was the first Honda car to get the diesel i-DTEC unit. Honda Amaze has now gotten better and the new design on the Amaze completely enhances its overall personality and gives a much more muscular and premium looks. The second generation Honda Amaze will remind of your trustworthy friend from your high school who was all slim and dull looking but all of sudden after college has undergone a complete transformation, has hit the gym hard, build some strong muscles and is now the popular one among your friend circles.
Honda Amaze in its second generation is exactly like that guy. The new design language carries Honda’s design language as well. The face of the new Amaze resembles the Honda Amaze and rear resembles the flagship Honda Civic sedan. From the sides, it will remind you of the Honda City. The Amaze carries the new design well and thankfully the designers stopped just before overdoing it.Check for Honda Amaze price in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive.
Honda Amaze Look
With the size of this segment increasing and with also some fresh competition coming in, it was very important for Honda Cars India to get the design of the Amaze right. The face of the car is now much bolder and gives a sense of more power and aggression. Honda emphasises an aerodynamic sleek line from the firm long nose and large bonnet to the rear trunk. The face of the all-new Amaze gets Honda’s signature ‘Solid Wing Face’ that has already been applied to the company’s flagship models like Honda Accord and Honda Civic. Strong character lines starting from the front grill further indicates Amaze’s low and wide styling.
With the new platform on the Amaze, there have been some major changes to the dimensions of the car that has seen the Amaze being more spacious. The length has marginally gone up by 5 mm to 3995mm, width has increased by 15mm to 1696mm and the Amaze is taller by 5mm than the outgoing Honda Amaze. The wheelbase has been increased by 65mm to 2470mm. After having driven the car, the increase in the wheelbase and width has helped the Amaze to improve overall stability and drive quality (More on this below in the performance section). The ground clearance of 2018 Honda Amaze has also increased to 170mm.
Further, the new design connects the headlights and front grille with a wide line, The long sleek line from the bonnet to the roof line gives adds to the overall appeal of the sub-compact sedan. The wheel size of the new Honda Amaze has been increased to 15-inch aluminium alloy wheels and replaces the 14-inch wheels on the previous Amaze. The rear of Honda Amaze is where the car resembles the new Honda Civic. The all-new taillight design and simple rear bumper works in favour of Honda.The boot space has been increased to 420L which is 20 L more than the outgoing Amaze. The trunk can fit a medium sized suitcase and a golf bag quit comfortably. There is a small button on the fifth door to open the boot however the size of the button is too small and takes time to locate it
Honda Amaze Comfort
If the exterior of Honda Amaze can amaze you, the interior can be astounding enough to make you adore the vehicle. Honda Amaze interior is a complete restyling of its previous version. One of the critical aspects of Honda Amaze interior designing is the multi-function steering wheel. A large instrument cluster having both analogue and digital indicators greet you as you take the driver seat. The seating is one of the most comfortable you can ever get because you get enough space to free your arms and legs without touching any part of the instruments present inside the car.
Similarly, this car is spacious enough to allow backseat passengers to stretch their legs and feel comfortable. Usually, you find less headroom in sedans because of the sophisticated looks. The Honda Amaze is different because it offers more headroom than its competitors. The infotainment system is the highlighting feature of Honda Amaze. It provides an exhilarating touchscreen experience. As it is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you do much more than listening to songs and news. Back seat passengers always complain of not receiving the amount of cooling that the occupants seated in the front row get. Honda Amaze is different because the backseat occupants get the benefit of rear AC vents. The contrasting colour of the interior and upholstery add to the excitement factor.
Honda Amaze Transmission
We started the drive of the new Honda Amaze with the diesel manual version and later also drove about 70-75 kms of the diesel CVT variant. The CVT gearbox on the diesel Honda Amaze is probably the most exciting addition to the new car. While on paper the CVT’s (diesel) further underpowered and even not at par when compared to its petrol counterpart, it still has a nice fun element and is extremely smooth. The maximum torque is available at about 1500-3500 rpm and from there it is a smooth drive. The increase in wheelbase and width makes the new Amaze more planted and very stable. The handling of the diesel Amaze is a bit heavy but that adds to the overall stability. The NVH levels have been further improved upon the older generation Amaze but the noise the noise still persists, more on the CVT variant.
The kerb weight of both petrol and diesel Honda Amaze has been reduced and this has further improved the performance of the car. The diesel manual version of the 1.5L engine on the all-new Honda Amaze lives up to the reputation of a smooth and fun car to drive. The company now claims a mileage of 27.4 kmpl on the diesel manual variants and about 23.8 kmpl on the diesel CVT. For more details on Honda Amaze check Ogequipment
Honda engines have a reputation for being powerful. One can judge the power of these engines when you look at Honda Amaze mileage performance. Honda Amaze petrol mileage is around 19 kmpl whereas Honda Amaze diesel mileage performance goes up to 27.4 kmpl. Honda Amaze comes with a fuel tank capable of holding 35 litres of fuel. Therefore, you can drive continuously for an average of 700 to 1000 km at a stretch without feeling the need to refuel the vehicle.
Honda Amaze Riding
Honda Amaze delivers a fantastic performance every time you drive the vehicle on the roads. Handling Honda Amaze is one of the easiest tasks ever. It has a power steering facility that lets you make a U-turn with just a flick of your hand. In spite of having an overall length of nearly 4 metres, Honda Amaze requires a minimum turning radius of 4.7 metres.
Honda Amaze Safety
Forget about the bumps and speed breakers on the road, as you would hardly feel any when driving a Honda Amaze car. This car comes with powerful Macpherson strut coil springs for the front suspension and Torsion beam coil springs for the rear. You hardly feel a bump because these springs absorb every load to ensure you get the most comfortable ride ever.A crucial aspect of safety for any vehicle is its braking system. Honda Amaze has ventilated disc brakes for the front wheels and drum brakes for the rear to ensure that the car comes to a smooth halt every time you use them to stop the vehicle. Apart from these brakes,
Honda Amaze has ABS and EBD to prevent any skidding of the wheels when you apply sudden brakes under slippery road conditions. A manual handbrake provided near the gearshift handle helps you to avoid the rolling down of your car when you park it on a steep slope. Honda Amaze has a strong body capable of absorbing the toughest of shocks. All Honda Amaze models come equipped with dual airbags for both driver and front-seat passenger. Besides these safety features, Honda Amaze has engine immobiliser, child safety locks, a central locking system, and rear parking assists. ISOFIX Child seat mount is another additional safety feature that you do not get in any other model.
Honda Amaze Price in Hyderabad
Honda Amaze On Road Price is 6,82,974/- and Ex-showroom Price is 5,80,500/- in Hyderabad. Honda Amaze comes in 6 colours, namely Majestic Blue Metallic,Alabaster Silver Metallic,Carnelian Red Pearl,Golden Brown Metallic,Urban Titanium Metallic,Taffeta White. Honda Amaze comes with FWD with 1198 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 87 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 109 Nm@4500 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Honda Amaze comes with Manual Transmission with FWD .
Honda Amaze Final Word
2018 Honda Amaze is certainly going to attract both new and existing customers and if priced aggressively, Honda will certainly see an instant increase in its sales. The new Amaze has certainly improved upon design, performance, space, comfort and overall driveability. Honda Amaze is certainly one of the most planted and stable car in this segment. The prices of the new 2018 Honda Amaze will be disclosed on 16th May and the company is quite happy with the response it is receiving from the customers. We expect the company to price the new Amaze at about Rs 40,000-50,000 more than the outgoing model. Aggressive pricing will see Amaze recreating its magic in the sub-compact space.