2018 Honda Amaze comes with a best-in-class 3 year/unlimited km warranty
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Honda is gearing up to launch the second generation Amaze on May 16. In a bid to make it more compelling, the 2018 Honda Amaze will come with a best in class 3 years/unlimited kilometers warranty.
The only other rival offering a 3-year warranty is the Hyundai Xcent but it has a cap of 1 lakh kilometers. Volkswagen offers an unlimited kilometers warranty on the Ameo, but only for two years. The Ford Aspire comes with a 2 year/1 lakh kilometer warranty while the Tata Tigor offers a 2 year/75,000 kilometer warranty. Segment leader Maruti Dzire is only offered with a 2 year/40,000 kilometers warranty.
Other benefits for prospective customers of the 2018 Honda Amaze include a special introductory price for the first 20,000 buyers. Honda is expected to price the compact sedan very competitively at around INR 5.60-6.00 lakhs for the base petrol variant.
The 2018 Honda Amaze will be offered with a healthy list of features. The top-end VX grade will get a DIGIPAD 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto And Apple CarPlay support, engine start/stop button, request sensor for keyless entry, electrically adjustable and electric folding ORVMs, automatic air conditioning, LED position lamps, rear parking sensors with camera, fog lamps, and alloy wheels.
1.2 L i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel will be the engine choices. Both pair with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. Power output of the petrol variant stands at 90 PS and 110 Nm, while the diesel engine develops 100 PS (manual)/80 PS (CVT) and 200 Nm (manual)/160 Nm (CVT). Honda is claiming an overall fuel efficiency figure of 19.5 km/l for the petrol manual and 19.0 km/l for the petrol automatic variant and 27.4 km/l and 23.8 km/l for the diesel manual and automatic variants respectively.