The Honda Amaze is the company's contender in the highly lucrative less-than-4-metres compact sedan segment in India. Essentially an extended version of the Brio hatchback, the Amaze was the first car by Honda in India to feature a diesel engine. The Amaze is a good amalgamation of the quality that Honda is known for, brilliant packaging on the inside and the frugality that a diesel motor brings.Less
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Honda Amaze Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||3990 mm|
|Overall Width||1680 mm|
|Overall Height||1505 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Power||88 PS@ 6000rpm|
|No of Cylinders||4|
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Honda Amaze Features
|Honda Amaze||E MT||EX MT||S MT||S MT Plus||SX||VX MT||S AT||VX MT (O) Petrol||VX AT||E MT Diesel||EX MT Diesel||S MT Diesel||SX Diesel||VX MT Diesel||VX MT (O) Diesel||S MT Plus CNG|
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Honda Amaze Colors
- Majestic Blue Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Carnelian Red Pearl
- Alabaster Silver Metallic
- Urban Titanium Metallic
- Taffeta White
Expert Test Review
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.
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.
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.
The gear lever of the Honda Amaze has the same design as the Brio hatchback and feels good to hold.
There are lot of cup holders in the Honda Amaze and this increases the overall practicality of the vehicle.
The glovebox of the Amaze has decent space to keep documents, owner's manual and other small things.
The audio system of the Honda Amaze comes as standard in all the versions except for the base E one. It sounds good too and can be controlled via the steering controls that are offered in higher grades.
All the models of the Honda Amaze come standard with a manual air-conditioner system and this does the job pretty well in summer months too.
No version of the Honda Amaze has front arm-rest. However, rear passengers do get one with integrated cup-holders.
The Honda Amaze comes only front front air-vents and there are no dedicated air-vents for rear passengers.
The Honda Amaze is a genuine five seater and thanks to an extended wheelbase, there is ample leg and knee room for rear passengers as well.
The leg room on offer in the Honda Amaze is very good. Infact, even tall passengers can sit at the rear without their knees touching the back of the front seats.
Knee room in the Honda Amaze is very good. The extended wheelbase helps in liberating lot of room for passengers.
Shoulder space on offer in the Honda Amaze is average. It is difficult for 3 well built adults to sit abreast at the rear.
Head room in the Honda Amaze is good. Tall people can sit easily without their heads touching the roof.
The Honda Amaze has a good looking steering wheel that also comes with audio controls in the higher trim levels.
Power windows are standard across all the versions of the Honda Amaze
Keyless entry is offered in the higher versions of the Honda Amaze
Driver information display
Driver information display is offered as standard in the Honda Amaze and shows the average fuel economy of the car.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The ground clearance of Honda Amaze is 150mm.
The front bumpers though same as the Brio get full body-color elements. The rear bumper on the other hand has been designed from scratch to suit the rear profile.
The head lamps are same from the Brio with clear lens reflective surfaces.
Tail lamps are completely new but follow the traditional design carried over from the Brio hatchback.
Front fog lamps are not provided in the Amaze.
The Honda Amaze comes with 17565 R14 tyres. These are of the tubeless variety.
The Honda Amaze gets new design alloy wheels on the top end (V) version of both petrol and diesel options.
The Honda Amaze comes with electrically operated outside rear view mirrors on the higher grade versions.
Honda Amaze will be offered in the same color options as the Honda Brio though the final list will come once the car gets launched in April 2013.
No version of the Honda Amaze comes with rear wipers as this is a sedan.
No version of the Honda Amaze comes with roof rails.
No version of the Honda Amaze comes with sun-roof as standard or option.
Honda Amaze does not come with a spoiler in any of the versions.
Honda doesnt offer side steps on any of the versions of the Amaze.
The spare wheel of the Honda Amaze is offered in full size and is fitted in the boot, under the boot mat.
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.
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!
Mileage View full detail
|Honda Amaze E MT||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze EX MT||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze S MT||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze S MT Plus||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze SX||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze VX MT||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze S AT||15.5 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze VX MT (O) Petrol||18 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze VX AT||15.5 kmpl|
|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 VX MT (O) Diesel||25.8 kmpl|
|Honda Amaze S MT Plus CNG||--|
Handling Braking & Safety Details
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.
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.
Safety features in the Honda Amaze include ABS, airbags et al. The car has also been tested for crash worthiness.
ABS of anti-lock braking system is offered in the higher versions of the Honda Amaze and helps under emergency braking.
Traction control is not offered in any version of the Honda Amaze
Comfort & Suspension Details
Comfort in the Honda Amaze is of the highest order. The suspension has been tuned well for undulations you still feel sharp dips.
Front suspension of the Honda Amaze is of the MacPherson Strut variety.
Rear suspension of the Honda Amaze is of the Torsion Beam variety.
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