Honda's Amaze sedan is due for a facelift and will be launched in a refreshed avatar on March 3. The compact sedan will get some changes to the exterior and interior and our latest pictures reveal that Honda will offer it in a new blue colour as well.
This new blue shade is different from the majestic blue metallic shade offered at present. The pictures also show that the revised Amaze gets a new chrome grille similar to the Mobilio offered in the Indonesian market. The other changes on the exterior include black inserts for headlamps, a revised front bumper and restyled tail lamps. The sedan will continue to ride on the same design of alloy wheels as seen on the present Amaze.
The changes in the interior include an upgraded dashboard layout with rectangular air-con vents. The top-of-the-line trim will now also feature automatic climate control, which is not on the current Amaze. All the changes inside the cabin are in line with the updated Indonesia-spec Mobilio. Last year, Honda introduced a touch screen system for the Amaze, which will continue to be offered in the 2016 iteration of the Amaze. It will come paired to a reverse camera with parking sensors.
The powertrain options for the Amaze will be the same. The petrol version comes powered by the 1.2-litre four-cylinder i-VTEC mill producing 88bhp of power at 6,000rpm and 109Nm of torque at 4,500rpm. The oil-burner gets the 1.5-litre four-cylinder i-DTEC diesel engine that churns out 99bhp of power at 3,600rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. The transmission options include a five-speed manual gearbox, there is also a five-speed automatic gearbox for the petrol trim.
Honda is preparing to launch this Amaze facelift for the Indian market next month. More than a major facelift, these small updates seem to be more of an improvement over the Amaze on sale now. The added features should bring back the Amaze in league with the refreshed Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the new Ford Figo Aspire, Tata Zest and the Hyundai Xcent.