Honda Amaze facelift has been spotted undisguised ahead of its launch. The bookings have started at any Honda dealership in India at a token amount of Rs. 21,000. You can also book the sedan online through Honda from Home at Rs. 5,000.
Introduced in 2013, the Honda Amaze facelift had a second-generation update in 2018. Apart from the BSVI engine update in 2020, there were no other updates seen in the car.
The Amaze sales have been consistently dropping in recent months. From 3,920 units in April it came down to 478 units in May and later improved to 1,487 units in June 2021. The drop in sales was affected by the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. Honda, not taking a chance, has introduced the new Amaze to keep up with the competition.
What’s new in the Amaze 2021?
Honda seems to have improved design both on the outside and inside. The new grille on the Amaze is inspired by the new-gen Honda City which flanks the new set of headlamp clusters. The redesigned bumper gets new chrome bits around the fog lamps and the air dam looks smaller than the previous model.
The side and rear profile remain the same, however, the alloys have been redesigned for the new Amaze.
The revised new cabin will get a new dashboard layout, revised upholstery and few cosmetic changes. It also features a new digital cluster and infotainment.
Honda favours continuing the same petrol and diesel powertrains for the new Amaze. The 1.2L i-VTEC petrol engine makes 90 bhp and 110 Nm of torque mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox.
The unique 1.5L 4-cylinder diesel motor makes 100 bhp and 200Nm when mated to a 5-speed manual and when mated to a CVT gearbox makes 80bhp and 160 Nm of torque.
Honda Amaze launch date
Honda will launch the new Amaze on 18 August 2021 with the exact price list. But we expect the sedan price to increase around 40,000-50,000 INR compared to its predecessor. The Amaze will go against the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Aura, Ford Aspire and Tata Tigor.
Honda’s other plan for India will be a City Hybrid which will probably be launched by early next year. Reports also suggest that Honda is developing a new mid-size SUV based on the City platform making its way in 2023. When launched the SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, MG Hector and Kia Seltos.