Honda Amaze takes on other subcompact sedans like Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Aura, Tata Tigor and Ford Aspire
Honda is gearing up to launch a facelifted version of its compact sedan Amaze later this month. Earlier, images of what looks like the official brochures of the 2021 Honda Amaze facelift have been leaked online. Along with this, all the new details and features have also been leaked.
Earlier this month, Honda started accepting pre-launch bookings for the updated subcompact car for a token amount of Rs 21,000 if booked at an authorized dealership and Rs 5,000 if registered online. The Amaze only gets a mild facelift, so the updates are subtle in nature which mostly involve cosmetic changes. The declining sales of the Amaze in the recent months has prompted Honda to update with new features to stay competitive in the segment.
Updated Exterior Styling
The 2021 Amaze comes with a revised front face with a revised radiator grille that is decked out in chrome, redesigned LED headlamps and reprofiled front bumper. The front bumper also got new LED fog lamp housings surrounded by chrome trims. The black section of the grille comes with a piano gloss finish and a slotted pattern instead of a honeycomb mesh pattern.
The glossy black finish has also been extended to the lower bumper housing the central air intake. On the side profile, new alloy wheel designs have been seen. Which seems a bit more premium than the outgoing model. There are also new chrome door handles on the side.
The updated Amaze also comes with new exterior color options. Till now, the sub-4 meter sedan was offered in five color options – Golden Brown Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver, Metallic Radiant Red and Modern Steel Metallic. At the rear, you get chrome garnishes and reflectors on the bumper.
Inside the cabin, changes have been made in the form of new fabric upholstery with contoured seats, a revised dashboard layout with satin silver accents, wireless Apple CarPlay and an updated touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto.
Most of its features such as a 7-inch multi-info display, height-adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry, a push button start/stop, cruise control and much more have been carried over from the outgoing model. It also gets a rear multi-view camera with guidelines.
Engine Transmission Options
There has also been no change in its powertrain specifications. It is offered with two engine options – a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Both these units are mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic gearbox. The petrol unit produces 89 Bhp and 110 Nm of peak torque.
On the other hand, the oil burner puts out 99 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque when paired to the manual gearbox and when paired to the CVT automatic gearbox, it churns out 79 bhp and 160 Nm of peak torque. Amaze is exclusively manufactured in India to meet both domestic and international demands.