Honda reveals specifications of the 2018 Amaze
The launch of the first-gen Amaze didn’t exactly set the ball rolling for Honda and sales soon started to plunge. However, Honda seems to have ironed out most of the issues of the outgoing Amaze with the second-generation model.
That’s because the upcoming sedan has to take on the Maruti Suzuki Dzire as before. However, it appears to be a daunting task now as the best-selling third-gen model of the Dzire certainly offers the most well-rounded package in the segment. Honda has revealed the specifications of the Amaze 2018 and here’s what it packs to take on the Dzire, along with the Xcent, upcoming Aspire facelift, Ameo and the Tigor
The second-gen Amaze is available in four variants: E (base), S, V and VX (Top-spec), with both petrol and diesel engine options. Apart from this there are two automatic variants as well available with petrol and diesel engines in mid S and V levels. So that makes it a total of 12 variants in total.
Dimensions and Weight
Though it had to be under 4m to save taxes like before, the second-gen Amaze is longer, wider and comes with significantly increased wheelbase too. The overall height, however, has been marginally reduced, while the ground clearance has received a boost. At 420 litres, boot space is 20 litres more than the previous model and is the largest in the compact sedan space.
Thanks to the new platform, the second-generation Amaze is lighter than the previous model. Both petrol and diesel variants have shed weight in the range of 40-50kg.
The Honda Amaze carries forward the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options as before with a standard 5-speed manual. There’s an optional CVT automatic with the petrol as before. The petrol engine now develops 90PS (1199cc instead of 1198cc), 2PS more than the previous model. Interestingly, the diesel Amaze, too, is available with an optional CVT auto for the first time. However, it is a slightly detuned unit. Thanks to the lighter platform and new design, the mileage of both the petrol and diesel versions have improved.