Talking about the exterior, the popular selling compact sedan gets a host of cosmetic upgrades, to begin with, the Honda Amaze facelift gets a revised front fascia sporting a wider single chrome grille, similar to the Mobilio, while the headlamp cluster gets smoked treatment for a more upmarket appeal. The bumper too has been tweaked and gets a three-part layout with larger air-intakes, intended to lend a fresh look to the compact sedan. The side profile retains its styling, whereas the rear gets revised tail lamps and boot lid.
Honda Cars India today relaunched its first sub-compact sedan the Honda Amaze. The 2016 Honda Amaze is the facelifted version of the Amaze which was first launched in India on April 2013. The New Honda Amaze now has got a handful of new updates, including cosmetic updates like new bumpers and updated grille, cabin updates include a new dual-done scheme, new audio-video navigation with touch screen and new instrument panel, the interior of New Honda Amaze looks much similar to Honda Mobilio, while on the mechanical front, the car features the same powerhouse with no change in power output figures. New Honda Amaze is Priced at Rs 5.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) onwards and is available in 6 brand new colors: Golden Brown Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster silver Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic, Taffeta White and Orchid White Pearl.
Going back in history, Honda Amaze instantly gained success soon after its launch back in 2013, the company sold nearly 1 lakh units of the sedan within the period of 16 months. But lately, the sales of the sedan was affected tremendously because of lack of updates in the model and the over growing competition.
Inside, the Honda Amaze facelift’s cabin gets extensive upgrades with a completely new centre console with brushed aluminium inserts and piano black finish and looks very premium. The instrument cluster has been tweaked as well. Honda has retained the dual tone beige and black colour interior scheme, three-spoke steering wheel and gear shift knob on the facelifted version. The air-con vents are squared now and look sharp, compared to the round ones seen on the outgoing model.
Under the hood, things remain the same with the Honda Amaze facelift powered by the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine tuned to produce 87bhp and a peak torque of 109Nm, while diesel power comes from the 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor tuned for 99bhp of power and peak torque of 200Nm. The fuel efficiency figure for the petrol variant stands at 17.8 km/l (MT) and 18.1 km/l (CVT), while the diesel returns a fuel economy of 25.8 km/l. Transmission options include the same 5-speed manual and a first in segment CVT unit. –Via
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