Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), introduced the new Honda Amaze with bold new exterior styling, ‘one-class above premium’ interiors and several new-age features on Thursday.
The new Amaze now comes equipped with the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), and becomes the first petrol car in its class to offer advanced CVT technology.
The company also announced its safety direction for India that every new Honda model, introduced in the market from new fiscal year 2016 – 17 will apply Dual SRS as standard equipment across all variants. Also, Dual SRS Airbags will become standard offering across Honda line-up, including current models, by April 2017.
Additionally, customers of the new Amaze can opt for Dual SRS airbags from the base variant, and the bookings for these variants will begin from May this year.
The new Amaze sports a bolder and wider stance from the front. The newly designed front bumper and dual chrome front grill, coupled with new classy rear combination lights further accentuates the exterior styling giving a new look to the car.
The Amaze features an all-new one class above interior design, which is new age and user friendly. The all-new dual tone futuristic cockpit styled instrument panel with silver accents, and a new 3D speedometer design with multi information display lends the car’s interior a premium appeal.
The advanced and superior CVT technology from the Earth Dreams Technology series, introduced in the new Amaze, will provide better drivability as compared to the conventional automatics, higher fuel economy than manual transmission, along with added comfort and convenience of an automatic.
The 1.2 L i-VTEC petrol CVT variant of Honda Amaze gives an impressive fuel economy of 18.1 km/l as per test data.
The new Amaze offers many new advanced features including the integrated bluetooth audio system with hands free telephone and mobile phone audio streaming for an engaging ride.
The automatic air conditioner with a neat knob-less design and digital display offers a premium feel to the interiors. The lower variants adopt a similar theme of big screen digital display with digital AC controls for a uniform premium look inside the car.
The driver can monitor all important trip and vehicle information including driving range, instantaneous and average fuel efficiency, ambient temperature and time from the multi information display. This allows the driver to easily and safely monitor speed, time and fuel consumption levels while driving.
Announcing the new Honda Amaze, Katsushi Inoue, president & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said: “Amaze has been a very successful model since its launch three years ago and we have close to 2 lakh happy Amaze customers in India. We are confident that the new Amaze with bold new style, premium interiors with new age features will attract even more customers. The new Amaze has been designed keeping in view the customer feedback.”
The new Amaze will be offered in four grades in both petrol and diesel – E, S, SX and VX in manual transmission. Additionally, CVT transmission will be available in S and VX petrol grades.
The new Amaze will be available in seven colours – new and exclusive bluish titanium metallic, Carnelian red pearl, urban titanium metallic, Alabaster silver metallic, golden brown metallic, taffeta white and orchid white pearl.