Honda definitely did an awesome job with the all new Amaze and it's truly reflected in the sales numbers as well - in no time, this has turned out to be be most sold Honda vehicle in India!
I turned out to be one among the many who were fascinated by this new model and I purchased one in July 2018. The waiting period was 20 days and I drove it out of the showroom by July end.
Looks - On the exterior, I bet this car tops the segmen with a 'compact Civic' grill and Honda has added a a bit of 'muscles' to it which is subtle yet evident. The interior looks rich and classy with the piano black interior and the all new dashboard and instrument cluster - there isn't much missing out there.
Comfort - Well, no complaints except for the fact that they could have had rear ac vents too as this is one key thing that's a lot needed for the rear passengers. The steering is smooth and so are the suspensions and there is definitely nothing to complain on this aspect.
Engine/Power - If you are a city rider, irrespective of the traffic conditions, this vehicle is a blessing! The engine is well refined and butter smooth that you will hardly feel any noise inside the cabin. The regular Honda engine tuning is reflected on this as well - which let's you drive with minimal gear changes. I.e - even if your speed drops a bit, you don't have to change the gear in the same frequency if you were to drive any other vehicle! But .. If you are to drive on a hilly slope or a close to hilly slope, you will feel the pain! I know you cannot expect much from a 1.2 L petrol engine, however I would say it could have been a lot better. You struggle to get this car up, if you had to stop this car on the slope and then move up again - you will have time rev up the engine the maximum while releasing the clutch and hope that the guy behind you stops honking now as he would have already seen your pain!
I've had unusual vibrations with the reverse gear, but that hasn't created any problems for me so I'm good living with it.
Value for money - I've driven 15k kms till date and I would for sure recommend this to any person who is looking for a city drive. In this price segment, this is the best deal and you can for sure rely on Honda's petrol engines! They are proven machines.