Second-gen Honda Amaze makes global debut at Auto Expo 2018
7th Feb 2018 9:27 am
New Amaze looks bolder and boasts a more spacious and upmarket cabin; will be offered with a diesel CVT combo for the first time.
Honda has taken the wraps off the second-generation Amaze compact sedan at Auto Expo 2018, marking its world debut at the motor show. And, as anticipated, Honda has given the new car a far more appealing look, and there’s a greater focus on the cabin ambience this time around too.
Like the outgoing Amaze, the new model is four metres in length, qualifying it for a lower rate of taxation on ‘small cars’. The sedan features a more balanced silhouette, a flattened nose, a prominent bonnet and neatly executed rear. The second-gen Amaze clearly draws inspiration from the Accord Hybrid with bold design cues and sharper styling.
On the inside, there's a touchscreen display for the infotainment system, a new beige and black interior with nice fit and finish, and more cabin space than the previous-generation car. Honda has not revealed the engine details for the new Amaze yet, but expect the 88hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines and the five-speed manual to be carried over from the current-gen car. Big news is that Honda has confirmed the new Amaze will be offered with a diesel CVT combo.
Notably, the Amaze has been developed specifically for India at Honda's Asia Pacific R&D centre in Thailand. And the carmaker says findings were drawn from extensive market surveys conducted on the Indian car owners' driving needs and lifestyles. India will lead the sedan's global rollout when it goes on sale this fiscal ending March 2018.
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