2018 Honda Amaze goes on sale for INR 5.60-9.00 lakhs
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
The 2018 Honda Amaze has gone on sale in India. Prices of the Maruti Dzire rival start at INR 5.60 lakhs (ex-showroom India). Honda Amaze automatic range starts INR 7.40 lakhs (ex-showroom India) onwards.
2018 Honda Amaze features
Features of Honda Amaze E - chrome front grille, black & beige dual tone interior, MID, low fuel warning light, centre console with piano black finish, Tachometer, ivory colour inner door handles, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and BA (brake assist), reverse parking sensors, impact sensing door locks, auto down driver side power window, front antenna, manual air conditioning, and front 12 V socket.
Features of Honda Amaze S (in addition to features of E) - body colour door handles and ORVMs, ORVMs with integrated LED indicators, silver finish interior door handles, speed sensing auto door lock, 2 DIN audio unit with Am/FM/Aux/USB/Bluetooth support, four speakers, steering mounted audio controls, shark fin antenna, rear centre armrest with cup holders, keyless entry, 12 V socker front & rear, electrically adjustable & retractable ORVMs, tilt adjust steering wheel, driver side seat height adjustment, and adjustable front seat headrests.
Features of Honda Amaze V (in addition to features of S) - LED positioning lamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, front & rear mudguard, outside temperature display, welcome light, front fog lamp, engine start/stop button, paddle shifters (petrol CVT only), automatic air conditioning, electromagnetic trunk opening, and seat back pocket.
Features of Honda Amaze VX (in addition to features of V) - DIGIPAD 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay support, voice recognition, driver side auto up/down window, 2 USB ports, and cruise control.
2018 Honda Amaze price list (ex-showroom India)
|E MT||INR 5.60 lakhs||INR 6.70 lakhs|
|S MT||INR 6.50 lakhs||INR 7.60 lakhs|
|V MT||INR 7.10 lakhs||INR 8.20 lakhs|
|VX MT||INR 7.58 lakhs||INR 8.68 lakhs|
|S CVT||INR 7.40 lakhs||INR 8.40 lakhs|
|V CVT||INR 8.00 lakhs||INR 9.00 lakhs|
The CVT equipped variants of the Amaze cost INR 80,000-90,000 more than their manual counterparts. Honda is not offering the CVT variants in fully loaded VX grades. They are limited to S and V grades only.
Honda Amaze specifications
Honda has stuck with the first generation Amaze's engine options. Customers get a choice between a 1.2 L i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel engine. The 1.2 L petrol paired with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT has a power and torque output of 90 PS and 110 Nm respectively. The 1.5 L diesel with 5-speed manual transmission configuration develops 100 PS and 200 Nm, while the diesel with CVT configuration has a power and torque output of 80 PS and 160 Nm respectively. As per the company's claims, the Amaze petrol manual and CVT return 19.5 km/l and 19.0 km/l respectively. Diesel variants have a claimed fuel economy rating of 27.4 km/l (manual) and 23.8 km/l (automatic).