2018 Honda Amaze launched in India – Rivals Maruti Dzire

2018 Honda Amaze is a completely new car. It will rival Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent.

First showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, all new 2018 Honda Amaze made its official launch in India today. India is the first country where the new Amaze has been launched. Manufactured at the company’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan, price of the new Honda Amaze starts from Rs 5.59 lakhs for the petrol variant and Rs 6.69 lakhs for the diesel variant.

New Honda Amaze will be offered in four trim levels of E, S, V and VX. Five colour options will be on offer. It is set to rival Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor, Volkswagen Ameo, Tata Zest. As of today, it is the most feature rich, spacious and fuel efficient car in the segment.

Price & Variants

Honda said that the price is same across India. One India One Price. Below are the ex-showroom introductory prices which are valid for the first 20,000 customers. Price in Rs lakhs.

Petrol Price Diesel Price
E MT 5.59 E MT 6.69
S MT 6.49 S MT 7.59
V MT 7.09 S CVT 8.19
VM MT 7.57 V MT 8.67
S CVT 7.39 V CVT 8.39
V CVT 7.99 VM MT 8.99

On top of an aggressive pricing strategy, Honda Amaze comes with a 3 year / unlimited kms warranty. To compare this with rivals, Maruti Dzire offers 2 year / 40,000 kms, Hyundai Xcent 3 year/1 lakh kms, VW Ameo 2 year/unlimited kms, Tata Tigor 2 year/75,000 kms, Ford Aspire 2 year/1 lakh kms. Below is how the dimensions of the car stand.

Length 3995
Width 1695
Height 1501
WB 2470
GC NA
Wt 905-1029
Boot 420
TR 4.7-4.9
Tyres 175/65 R15
FB Disc
RB Drum

Engine specifications on the 2018 Honda Amaze remain the same as seen on its first gen model. The 1.2 liter petrol and 1.5 liter diesel engines come mated to a standard 5 speed manual transmission though this time round there will also be a CVT option, offered on both engines.

Petrol Diesel MT Diesel CVT
Engine 1.2L 1.5L 1.5L
Power PS 90 100 80
Torque Nm 110 200 160

Petrol efficiency is rated at 19.5 kmpl for manual variant, 19 kmpl for CVT. Diesle engine manual variant delivers 27.4 kmpl while CVT delivers 23.8 kmpl.

Variant FE
Petrol MT 19.5
Petrol CVT 19
Diesel MT 27.4
Diesel CVT 23.8

Speaking about features and variants, base variant of Honda Amaze, E trim gets dual front airbags, all power windows, power steering, rear parking sensors, front 12V accessories socket, ISOFIX child seat anchors, ABS, EBD, day and night rear view mirrors and 4.0 cm multi info display.

Honda Amaze S will be seen with body color and power folding wing mirrors with turn indicators, full wheel covers, 2DIN audio system, AUX, Bluetooth and USB controls, steering mounted controls, central locking, power door locks, keyless entry and rear 12V accessory socket. This S trim also gets height adjustable driver seat, rear arm rests, cup holders, tilt steering and adjustable front seat headrests.

Honda Amaze V will be seen with LED DRLs, front fog lamps, 15” alloy wheels, keyless entry with push button start, automatic climate controls, rear defogger, 7.0cm multi information display and paddle shifters.

Top of the line Honda Amaze VX gets a 7” infotainment system with capacitive touchscreen, GPS navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, reverse camera and cruise control with steering mounted voice control. Manual variant is offered on all four trims whereas the CVT variant is only offered wtih S and V trim.

Read our Honda Amaze Review.