Honda has taken the wraps-off from the second generation Amaze, a compact sedan at Auto Expo 2018, marking its world debut at the motor show. Amaze has a far more appealing look, and there’s a greater focus on the cabin ambience this time around too.
Like the current Honda Amaze, the new model is 4 metres in length, qualifying it for a lower rate of taxation on ‘small cars’. The Amaze features a more balanced silhouette, a flattened nose, a prominent bonnet and neatly executed rear. The new Amaze clearly draws
inspiration from the Accord Hybrid and it has bold design cues and sharper styling.
On the inside of the second-gen Amaze, 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 first-gen car. Honda has not revealed the engine details for the new Amaze yet, but we expect the same engine producing 88hp, 1.2-litre petrol and another 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine and the five-speed manual to be carried over from the current-gen car. Honda has confirmed the new Amaze will be offered with a diesel CVT combo.
Moreover, the new Amaze has been developed specifically for India at Honda’s Asia Pacific R&D centre in Thailand. Honda says findings were drawn from extensive market surveys conducted on the Indian car owners’ driving needs and lifestyles.