Honda Cars India Ltd. has officially unveiled the second generation of the Honda Amaze compact sedan at the Auto Expo 2018, marking the global unveiling of it in India. While alongside the Amaze, the India launch of all-new Honda CR-V and Honda Civic also have taken place, the major focus is on the Amaze as it sets its foot for the global markets and not just in India. The car is being developed at Honda’s R&D base in Thailand but there is a lot of inputs taken from the Honda India engineering team so as to make it a perfect mass-segment choice and to stand tall against the Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
The first thing to notice about the new Amaze is how it takes cues from the family for the exterior design and that is to even match the Honda City, and the design evolution doesn’t mean the car is made any longer because we still see the new Amaze at under 4 meters length.
The press note from the company reads “The 2nd generation Honda Amaze has all the virtues of One Class Above Premium Sedan with its unmatched bold exterior styling, spacious premium interiors, outstanding driving performance, and latest in safety technologies”.
The car it is replacing had a subtle design and that was not any close to the City sedan model, but the new generation of Amaze is quite reminiscent of the Honda City. The new Amaze has a chunky new steering design, cruise control is also given, and there is a touchscreen DigiPad included. The DigiPad helps in smartphone integration, navigation, and will have some other features. As for the power, the new Honda Amaze takes the 1.2-litre engine from its predecessor with 87 bhp. There’s also going to be a powerful iteration of the 1.5 diesel.
The exterior design of the car looks like Honda City and we are not complaining, given that this is in a budget segment from the company and there will be a lot of takers who are looking forward to something other than the Dzire. More details will be shared soon, but it is confirmed that the car, alongside the all-new CRV and the new Honda Civic will be launching this fiscal year.