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Honda Amaze FIRST DRIVE and REVIEW

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On the inside, the Brio sedan nee Amaze is spacious. There is ample space for three at the rear with a flat floor (barely a central tunnel, mind you) and good headroom and kneeroom too. The boot is capacious enough and appears larger than the one on the Dzire, lending it a bit more practicality.

On the outside, the integration of the boot into the C-pillar is in the vein of most other hatches, converted into sub 4-metre sedans. The tail lamp cluster though is huge and is in keeping with the design philosophy found on the City. The Amaze rides on 175 section, 14-inch wheels that look just about okay with the overall design.

When it goes on sale in April next year, we expect Honda to price it at Rs 5 lakh for the base 1.2-litre petrol, going up to Rs 7-7.3 lakh for the top-end diesel ex-showroom. That will put it clearly into the crosshairs of the likes of the Dzire and a host of other sub 4-metre sedans currently under development. The Amaze does, however have the makings of a sure shot winner.