- Second generation compact sedan
- Unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo
- Diesel CVT for the first time
- New design
- Updated interiors
- Will take on the Maruti Dzire, Ford Aspire and Hyundai Xcent
Honda will launch the second generation Amaze compact sedan for the Indian market on May 16. Unveiled at the Auto Expo, this compact sedan features a new design, updated interiors and for the first time (both for the car and the segment), a diesel CVT. We’ve already driven the car and you can find the link to our written review here as well as a quick video review at the bottom of this story.
This second generation sports a muscular design with cues that suggest that it is a downsized version of the latest generation Civic sedan. Inside, the Amaze gets interiors very similar to that of the City and the Jazz. The top-of-the-line VX models get climate control, beige and black dual tone interiors, 7.0-inch touchscreen system, rear arm rest and height adjustment for the driver’s seat.
The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre four-cylinder unit producing 87bhp/109Nm while the diesel is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit producing 100bhp/200Nm. They can be had with a five-speed manual. For the first time, you will have to also be able have the diesel with a CVT though output is down to 80bhp/160Nm.
The Honda Amaze will compete with the Maruti Dzire, Ford Aspire and the Hyundai Xcent. We expect a jump in prices across the model range for the second generation Amaze.