Honda Amaze was first launched in India in the year 2013 and soon gathered popularity. The 2018 model brings to table a host of updates while keeping the engine options same as before. However, one big change this time is the inclusion of a diesel CVT, making the Amaze the only car by Honda to have so. A lot has changed on the exterior as the 2018 Honda receives a completely new grille along with new headlamps. Powering the 2018 Honda Amaze is a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines with a choice of five-speed manual and CVT gearboxes. Prices of the 2018 Honda Amaze in India start at Rs 5.59 lakh that reaches up till Rs 8.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
New bolder design language
First diesel CVT gearbox
Honda City inspired cabin
The 2018 Honda Amaze gets a thick chrome slat grille up front that offers it a bold appearance. The Amaze is now more inclined towards the City instead of the Brio when it comes to design. The headlamps have been tweaked and the wider bonnet translates into a more commanding front profile. On the rear, the tail lamps units are also new that make the car look significantly different than the previous model.
The dashboard on the 2018 Honda Amaze is new and it gets new dials, buttons and air conditioning vents. The cabin takes its inspiration from Honda City and receives a beige and black layout. The car gets a new touchscreen infotainment system that supports both, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The 2018 Honda Amaze gets power from two engine options. While the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is good for churning out respective power and torque outputs of 89 bhp and 120 Nm, the 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor sheds out 99 bhp and 200 Nm. Both engines get choices of a five-speed manual and CVT transmissions.
The 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines on the 2018 Honda Amaze can be had with choices of a five-speed manual and CVT gearboxes. This is the first time that Honda Amaze is being offered with a diesel CVT.
The 2018 Honda Amaze gets dual airbags and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard across all the variants. Besides, the sub compact sedan also gets Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Electronic Stability Program (ESC). The braking system on the 2018 Honda Amaze gets twin disc brakes up front along with drum brakes at the rear.
The manual petrol variants of the 2018 Honda Amaze return a fuel efficiency of 19.5 kmpl while the CVT delivers 19 kmpl. On the other hand, the manual diesel variant of the 2018 Honda Amaze returns 27.4 kmpl whereas the CVT returns 23.8 kmpl.