India-made 2018 Honda Amaze launched in South Africa

Oct 11, 2018 - 4:42pm IST | ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

The 2018 Honda Amaze has been launched in the South African market for a starting price of R 179,900 (INR 908,730.67). The new model is exported to the southernmost country in Africa from Honda Cars India's Tapukara facility in Rajasthan.

2018 Honda Amaze scenic shot
The South African-spec 2018 Honda Amaze is available with the 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol engine that outputs 88.5 bhp and 110 Nm of torque.

In South Africa, the 2018 Honda Amaze is available in two trims - Trend and Comfort. Unlike the Indian version, which features a DIGIPAD 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto And Apple CarPlay support in the range-topping VX variant, the South African version is available with a four-speaker sound system only. The colour theme is in beige-black only, but the company is offering a set of black synthetic leather seat covers as a no-cost option.

The equipment list of the entry-level trim includes the aforementioned audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, manual air conditioning, electric windows, remote central locking, tilt-adjustable multi-function steering wheel, dual front airbags, ABS and 15-inch alloy wheels. Additionally, the Comfort trim offers automatic climate control, electric ORVMs, fog lights and body-coloured ORVMs and door handles.

Powering the South African-spec 2018 Honda Amaze is the 1.2-litre four-cylinder iVTEC naturally-aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 66 kW (88.5 bhp) at 6,000 RPM and a peak torque of 110 Nm at 4,800 rpm. It sends power to the wheels via a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The latter is available in the Comfort trim only.

2018 Honda Amaze rear three quarters dynamic
The South African-spec 2018 Honda Amaze isn't available with a touchscreen infotainment system.

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In India, the second-generation Amaze is Honda Cars India Ltd's best-selling car, with over 30,000 sales in three months of its launch. The compact sedan recorded a YoY sales growth of a whopping 228% in September 2018.'Compared to the 2,561 units of the last-gen Amaze that were sold in September 2017, the second-gen model found 8,401 buyers last month.

2018 Honda Amaze - Price List

  • Honda Amaze 1.2 Trend - R 179 900 (INR 908,730.67)
  • Honda Amaze 1.2 Comfort -    R 193 900 (INR 981,562.61)
  • Honda Amaze 1.2 Comfort CVT - R 208 900 (INR 1,057,495.67)

Direct rivals of the 2018 Honda Amaze in the South African Market include Ford Figo 4 dr, Tata Bolt 4 dr (Tata Zest), Suzuki Dzire (Maruti Dzire) and Toyota Etios.

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