Honda Amaze Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda Amaze
UPDATED: Here is our Amaze test drive video
Honda's first diesel for the Indian market comes in the form of the Amaze sedan. Based on the Brio hatchback, the Amaze has been designed to meet the small car norms of being under 4m in length. This lets the car enjoy small car tax benefits and hence can be priced in the same range as the Maruti Dzire, its direct rival.Due for launch in April/May 2013, the Amaze will compete in the entry level sedan market and will come with both a 1.2-litre petrol and an all-new 1.5-litre diesel engine.Looks wise, the Amaze is more or less a Brio with an added boot. However, the wheelbase has been increased for more cabin space and the boot looks neatly integrated into the body. The end result is a pleasing looking sedan with the rear tail lamps hinting at design cues taken from the City sedan. The front looks same as the Brio with the only changes being the grille and the bumper. Side profile of the car is also sporty with two strong shoulder lines running from each end (front and rear), finishing in parallel in the front door.
The Amaze wears 14-inch wheels shod with 175/65 tyres and ofcourse, the top end versions get alloy wheels.The Amaze is made with an aim of providing a very comfortable drive for 5 adults. With an increased wheelbase over the Brio, the Amaze actually provides amazing interiors space. We drove the car with a 6 feet tall person up front in the driver's seat and yet, a similar sized person could easily sit at the rear. We can safely say that the cabin space will better the Dzire and same goes for the surprisingly spacious boot as well. Design of the fascia remains same though Honda might change the color theme inside. Rear passengers also get a central arm-rest with cup-holders while the almost flat rear floor means seating three abreast will not call for problems!
The Honda Amaze, when launched in April-May 2013, will get both a 1.2-litre petrol engine (which does duty on the Brio and the Jazz) and an all-new 1.5-litre iDTEC engine as well. Now this engine is the world’s lightest 1.5-litre diesel motor and thankfully, Honda has tuned it perfectly well for Indian roads. They studied data across various metros and noticed the driving pattern of car owners. This has resulted in an engine that responds terrifically well to driver’s inputs at low RPMs. Infact, the car pulls neatly from under 1500rpm, all the way to 3000rpm.The trump card here is the diesel engine - the 1.5-litre engine not only puts out class leading power of 100Bhp, it is also makes the Amaze the most efficient car across all the segments in India with an ARAI rated economy of 25.8kmpl! With over 30% more power than the Dzire, it also beats the Maruti offering on acceleration and top speed!
Gearing is spot on for both city and highway use with 2000rpm coming up at 85-90 in 5th gear. 2nd gear is good for 70ish which does hint at a slightly shorter gearing for better punch during city driving. Overall NVH levels were impressive considering this was a prototype. Infact, day temperatures were as low as 8-9 degrees and even with the engine cold, diesel clatter was well controlled. The Brio is a lovely car to drive in city and the Amaze is no different. Infact, the overall weight difference between a petrol Brio and a diesel Amaze (the one we drove) isn’t much and hence the car hasn’t lost its agile nature. Steering is light with enough feedback and the track we drove on allowed for a few cornering antics which did reveal that the Amaze will be a delight to drive fast. We cant say much about the suspension over bad roads though – wait for a few more months for this one. The Brio hatchback starts at just over 4 lac (ex-showroom Delhi) and as the Amaze falls under the small car norms (under 4m in length), it will surely enjoy tax benefits, translating into an ex-showroom price of under Rs 5 lac for the petrol and under Rs 6 lac for the diesel. At this price, it certainly is a genuine winner given all the right boxes it ticks. Further, it comes backed with Honda’s brand name and strong re-sale value in the market. All the right ingredients then for a tasty recipe? You bet!
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Pros: Value for money, Boot space, Looks good, Interior space
Cons: Narrow width, Ground clearance with 5, Under tyred
Honda Amaze Interiors
The Honda Brio followed the “man maximum machine minimum” concept and the same has been carried forward here too. Infact, the interiors are similar to the Brio in design but the production versions might have a different color scheme for the fascia. Ergonomics, ie, the steering-seat-pedal relation remain top notch and what has improved over the Brio is the overall cabin space due to the extended wheelbase. Infact, I, who test drove the car, stand 6 feet tall and with the driver seat adjusted for my length, I could still sit at the back without my knees touching the back of the front seat – now this is something that the Dzire can certainly not match up to. Further, the top end version of the Honda Amaze will also get a rear central arm-rest with built in cup holders.
The Amaze has a airy cabin thanks to big windows and this certainly gives it a sense of space. Expect the same levels of equipment as seen on the Brio hatchback which means driver information display, steering controls, ABS, airbags, keyless entry, lot of cup holders etc. Lastly, the Amaze certainly has far more boot space of 400 litres which is much more than the Dzire.
Honda Amaze Interiors Details
Honda Amaze Boot space
The boot space of the Honda Amaze is pretty good considering the car is under 4m in length - it does beat the Dzire on this account.
Honda Amaze Speedometer
The speedometer console of the Honda Amaze is similar to the Brio has houses the tachometer as well in addition to a driver info display.
Honda Amaze Gear lever
The gear lever of the Honda Amaze has the same design as the Brio hatchback and feels good to hold.
Honda Amaze Cup holders
There are lot of cup holders in the Honda Amaze and this increases the overall practicality of the vehicle.
Honda Amaze Exteriors
Similar to many other sedans in India, the Amaze too, in layman terms, is a Brio with a boot. However, look closely and you notice the extended wheelbase, which has been increased by as much as 60mm to liberate more passenger and boot space. The boot too has been integrated very well into the car and is pleasing to the eyes. The front is similar to the Brio hatchback apart from the slightly different grille and bumper but the rear treatment ofcourse is new – the tail lamps do remind us somewhat of the City, and that is a good thing. We believe Honda will continue to offer same color options as the Brio hatchback.
The side profile of the Amaze is another aspect which we love – there are two striking design lines running from the end and the rear, finishing in parallel near the B pillar and easily catch your eye. The Honda Amaze rides on 14-inch wheels shod with 175/65 tyres but we feel these do seem a bit under tyred. Our examples wore MRF tyres and road noise was well controlled. The overall length of the Amaze stands at 3990mm, which is 5mm shorter than its main rival, the Maruti Dzire. However, width and height seem to be same as the Brio hatchback.
Honda Amaze Exteriors Details
Honda Amaze Front design
The front fascia of the Honda Amaze is similar to that of the Brio hatchback. More body-colored surfaces on the car do add some premium feel to the car.
Honda Amaze Rear design
The rear end of the car has been redesigned completely and now gets a large boot in place of the hatchback. The tail lamps and the defining lines merge cleanly into one good looking rear profile.
Honda Amaze Side profile
The side profile of the Amaze does not look out of shape like other small sedans in this segment. The defining lines from the Brio have been carried over on the sedan as well.
Honda Amaze Ground Clearance
The ground clearance of Honda Amaze is 150mm.
Honda Amaze Engine & Performance
To start with, this baby from Honda, the Amaze is the most efficient car in India across all segments and fuel types. At a rated 25.8kmp, the diesel Honda Amaze even shames the smaller hatchbacks like the Chevrolet Beat Diesel. Its main rival, the Maruti Dzire also falls behind in the fuel economy stakes. Further, Honda hasn’t compromised on the driving pleasure front as this 1.5-litre diesel powerplant puts out class leading power of 100Bhp. Comparing this with the Dzire’s 75 and Mahindra Verito’s 65Bhp and Toyota Etios’ 68Bhp and you get our point.
The Amaze pulls cleanly from just about idling all the way to 3500rpm. Not only is the torque delivery strong, aiding city driving, but the power delivery at higher revs about 3000rpm give it a very petrol like nature, pulling away from traffic with super ease. The Amaze should smoke the Dzire diesel in the 0-100km/h stakes by over a second very easily.
Honda Amaze Mileage and Running Costs
The Honda Amaze will come with two engine options : a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel.
PETROL: This is the same 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol motor that does duty in the Brio hatchback too. Power and torque figures remain unchanged and the engine continous to be very smooth and responsive. Infact, at a rated 88PS, the Amaze does put out impressive power for its segment. The engine itself feels responsive in city traffic but to enjoy it best, drivers should go pedal to metal. Once on the boil, this petrol motor will leave a smile on your face with its performance. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox that has precise and short throws. It isnt very smooth but nevertheless doesnt give a reason to complain ever.
DIESEL: Honda has developed a new 1.5-litre diesel engine which is essentially the 1.6-litre diesel they have in the international market, minus 100cc. This four cylinder motor is also the world's lightest 1.5-litre diesel engine which has been possible due to use of aluminum. It is also the most efficient across all segments in India with an ARAI rated economy of 25.8kmpl!
Honda Amaze Mileage View full detail
|Honda Amaze Petrol Variants|
|Honda Amaze E MT||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze EX MT||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze S MT||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze SX||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze VX MT||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze S AT||15.5 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze VX AT||15.5 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze Diesel Variants|
|Honda Amaze E MT Diesel||25.8 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze EX MT Diesel||25.8 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze S MT Diesel||25.8 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze SX Diesel||25.8 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze VX MT Diesel||25.8 kmpl|
Honda Amaze Handling Braking & Safety
Honda Amaze Handling, Braking & Safety Details
Honda Amaze Handling
Handling of the Honda Amaze is good. It is agile and the steering light. However, push it hard with four people on board and the tyres start giving away.
Honda Amaze Braking performance
Braking of the Honda Amaze is good with Honda offering ABS on the higher versions. The 17565 R14 tyres also work well and offer good grip.
Honda Amaze Safety features
Safety features in the Honda Amaze include ABS, airbags et al. The car has also been tested for crash worthiness.
Honda Amaze ABS
ABS of anti-lock braking system is offered in the higher versions of the Honda Amaze and helps under emergency braking.
Honda Amaze Traction control
Traction control is not offered in any version of the Honda Amaze
Honda Amaze Comfort & Suspension
Honda Amaze Comfort & Suspension Details
Honda Amaze Comfort
Comfort in the Honda Amaze is of the highest order. The suspension has been tuned well for undulations you still feel sharp dips.
Honda Amaze Front suspension
Front suspension of the Honda Amaze is of the MacPherson Strut variety.
Honda Amaze Rear suspension
Rear suspension of the Honda Amaze is of the Torsion Beam variety.
Honda Amaze Specifications and Features
Wheels & Tyres
|Tyres||175/65 R 14|
|Wheel Size||14 inch|
Honda Amaze Features
|Honda Amaze||E MT||EX MT||S MT||SX||VX MT||S AT||VX AT||E MT Diesel||EX MT Diesel||S MT Diesel||SX Diesel||VX MT Diesel|
Honda Amaze Price
The ex showroom price of Honda Amaze ranges from Rs 5.04 Lakh to Rs 7.60 Lakh. Honda Amaze is available in 12 variants. To find the on road price of Honda Amaze you need to click on the check on road price.
Honda Amaze has 7 Petrol variant(s), 5 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Honda Amaze E MT which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 5.04 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Honda Amaze VX MT Diesel which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 7.54 Lakh .
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Honda Amaze Reviews
By ajay rath Posted on Nov,11,04 10:05 PM
Pros Comfort,Great Look, Good Performance,Great Interior,Comfort
Cons ,Average Fuel Efficiency
Hi, Bought Honda Amaze Diesel SMT I Dtech. Its 1500 cc engine. its a sedan car. Exterior Look 1) Is very Good Interior Look 1) Interior look is good Advantage 1) Good Power 98 BHP 2) Honda Amaze Diesel comes with ABS and EBD breaking 3) Fuel average in city is 16 kms & highway is 20 kms. Fuel saving in Diesel car is 14.286% per year x 7 years 100% saving in 7 years. 4) shock-up are software and better than Dzire. 5) Clutch oil make the clutch soft. I have not seen in Dzire or I may have to check. I also own a swift Dzire 6) NVH Level RPM meter helps in synchronizing the gears, so that you get maximum fuel efficiency. When you shift to 1st gear you can pull your car to 1500 RPM. On 1500 RPM shift to 2nd gear. Then on every 2000 RPM change gear so you don't strain the engine. Only in climbing you can pull it to 2500 RPM. Most of the time eco lite will be on and average and engine life will be good. People talk about high NVH level and the drive is very smooth. People who say NVH is high well they are idiots. I have never heard high NVH so no complaints so far. You fuel efficiency improves Dis-advantage 1) Insurance Dont buy insurance from Honda. Insured Declared Value and cover is low. Insurance cover like Road side assistance has to be bought separately from Honda. But if you buy Bajaj Insurance it covers road side assistance and more. 2) Music System Music system Provided by Honda 2 Din music system is bad. No CD DVD player,No SD card slot. It is limited to USB and AUX. Understanding that number of people buying CDs has reduced but at-least they should have considered SD card provision and reverse camera provision and Map option 3) Extended Warranty Don't buy extended warranty you will save 6800-. As in 1st & 2 yrs. of Honda warranty you will learn whether the engine is perfect or defective. The next extended warranty is covered by the dealer and not by Honda India. During the 2 yrs. Warranty, if you feel that you still want to go for an extended warranty before the expiry of your original Honda warranty, you can buy it. 4) Charging Socket In Honda Amaze EMT and EXMT you do not get charging point. The roadside shopkeepers with a dual harness pull out a charging point FRO, THE AUDIO SOCKET. The 1st point goes to the deck and 2nd goes to the charging point. Both consume 12 Volts each from single wire that has 12 volts (single) fuse. Honda can void warranty with such alteration. And please avoid cigarette lighter for sure, as it requires 15 Volt. In such a scenario, its better to by SMT petrol or diesel. 5) Wheel Caps You cannot fit wheel cap in base variant. Very Very Sad.
By Kishore Posted on Apr,04,12 5:38 PM
Pros Fuel economy, price
Cons Ground clearance
Took a test drive today morning and surprisingly, the cheapest Honda sedan turned out to be a gem! I drive a Ritz diesel and the power of the Amaze blew me away. Why will I buy the Dzire diesel if I get 25bhp more at the same price Only issue is the slightly noisy diesel motor but then the economy is the best in India!
By Mangesh R Posted on Apr,04,26 12:52 AM
Pros Space, look, comfort is very good
Cons Bluetooth was essential for music system
I have purchased a first petrol car, space, look comfort is amazing but petrol car slightly underpowered. I am sure about that. Average in Pune city is not more than 15 per km. The car has given me 17.2 on express highway. But I am happy. I think this car should be 1300 cc for petrol.
By ajay rath Posted on Nov,11,08 1:21 AM
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Comfort,
Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,
Dis-advantage 1) Insurance Dont buy insurance from Honda. Insured Declared Value and cover is low. Insurance cover like Road side assistance has to be bought separately from Honda. But if you buy Bajaj Insurance it covers road side assistance and more. 2) Music System a) Music system Provided by Honda 2 Din music system is bad. No CD DVD player, No SD card slot. It is limited to USB and AUX. Understanding that number of people buying CDs has reduced but at-least they should have considered SD card provision and reverse camera provision and Map option. b) Front Speakers They are cheap speakers. They dont have speaker magnet. Cheaply assembled. 3) Extended Warranty Dont buy extended warranty you will save 6800-. As in 1st & 2 yrs. of Honda warranty you will learn whether the engine is perfect or defective. The next extended warranty is covered by the dealer and not by Honda India. During the 2 yrs. Warranty, if you feel that you still want to go for an extended warranty before the expiry of your original Honda warranty, you can buy it. 4) Charging Socket In Honda Amaze EMT and EXMT you do not get charging point. The roadside shopkeepers with a dual harness pull out a charging point FRO, THE AUDIO SOCKET. The 1st point goes to the deck and 2nd goes to the charging point. Both consume 12 Volts each from single wire that has 12 volts (single) fuse. Honda can void warranty with such alteration. And please avoid cigarette lighter for sure, as it requires 15 Volt. In such a scenario, its better to by SMT petrol or diesel. 5) Wheel Caps You cannot fit wheel cap in base variant. Very Very Sad.
Posted on Jan,01,02 5:13 PM
Pros Awesome look, great style
Cons about perfomance we can say about after the launch of the car!!!
If the expected price is true then its really a great car giving us themodel of diesel in low price!!!
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