The Honda Amaze is a compact sedan offering from the Japanese carmaker that is based on the Brio's platform. It is powered by two engines namely a 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel. Both engines have a good response, however, what is the standout feature in the three box is the addition of a boot which has space for 400 litres worth luggage which is one of the largest in its segment. Another noteworthy mention is the extremely spacious cabin that is courtesy a 2,405 mm wheelbase and carved out front seats for better legroom at the rear without compromising the back comfort for the first row occupants. The engines have three gearbox options a 5 speed manual for the petrol along with an option of an automatic and a 5 speed for the diesel but do not have an option of an automatic.
Spacious interiors of the Honda Amaze can seat five adults comfortably
Large boot of 400 litres can accommodate luggage for a family with ease
Steering mounted audio controls are easy to use and reduce distraction
The Honda Amaze is a sub 4-metre sedan based on the Brio's platform. It measures 3,990 mm in length and avails on the excise benefits which brings down the ex-showroom price of the vehicle. The compact sedan is 1,680 mm wide and 1,505 mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,405 mm which makes more cabin space. The added boot on the Honda Amaze doesn't look out of place and the strong shoulder line on the side merges neatly with the front.
On the inside, the Honda Amaze has a lot of cabin space and can seat four adults comfortably. The 2 DIN integrated audio has USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth streaming as well as phone connectivity with steering mounted audio controls. The beige/black combination on the dashboard with beige fabric seats makes the cabin feel airier. Large windows, even for the rear passengers makes the rear occupants feel less claustrophobic and the carved out front seats also add to more leg room for the rear without making the occupants in the first row uncomfortable.
The Honda Amaze is powered by two engine options a 1,198 cc petrol and a 1,498 diesel. Power generated by the petrol is 86.7hp at 6,000 rpm with 109Nm torque at 4,500 rpm. The diesel has more power at 98.6hp at 3,600 rpm and 200Nm at 1,750 rpm. Both engines are responsive and have a good rev band. The diesel in particular has a good low end torque, however, there is considerable engine noise that creeps into the cabin.
The Honda Amaze has three transmission options namely a 5 speed manual for the petrol, a CVT for the petrol as well as a 5 speed manual for the diesel engine. All gearboxes are smooth and they slot in fine. There is a bit of vibration in the gear lever of the diesel Honda Amaze variants.
The Honda Amaze comes with a light yet strong ACE body structure with impact absorbing crumple zones as well as immobiliser on all variants. All trims also have the option of getting dual front airbags and ABS come standard across all diesel variants.
The Honda Amaze has one of the best mileage figures for its segment. While the petrol manual has a claimed fuel efficiency of 17.8 km/l, interestingly, the CVT versions have a better mileage figure rated at 18.1 km/l. The diesel has a mileage of 25.8 km/l. These figures are courtesy of the light minimum kerb weight of 940 kg for the petrol and 1050 kg for the diesel.