Honda Amaze, the company’s first diesel car in India completed two years in April 2015 (launched in April 2013). Still much in demand, but finding new competitors in the form of recently launched Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent and Maruti Suzuki DZire facelift, it won’t be wrong to think that Honda Car India is already working on the facelift of Amaze.
Here are some suggestions from Ramdas Designs, giving an idea of what we can expect from the Amaze facelift.
As per the render, Honda Amaze facelift gets exterior changes which could be heavily based on upcoming Jazz or current CR-V. This will give Honda Amaze a more premium look. If it is inspired by CR-V, then it will have a wider dual slat chrome grille, and if it is inspired by the Jazz, then it will get a piano black glossy grille, with a thin chrome slat. Apart from this, there are new front bumpers and redesigned fog lamp enclosures. Interiors could sport a new touchscreen infotainment system and redesigned wing mirrors.
2016 Honda Amaze facelift could continue to be powered by the same engines seen on its current counterpart. These include a 1.2 liter i-VTEC petrol offering 88 PS power and 109 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual and automatic transmission and 1.5 liter i-DTEC diesel engine offering 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque while a CNG variant was also introduced this year. Honda Amaze has been seeing good monthly sales in the country averaging at around 5,500 units. Honda Amaze is also exported to countries of Nepal, South Africa and Brunei.
But before Honda can go ahead with the Amaze facelift, there is one important car from them which is very close to launch. It is the new Honda Jazz. To be launched by mid 2015, it will compete with Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai Elite i20, Fiat Punto EVO and upcoming Maruti YRA. Read excerpts from our interview with Mr Sen, Senior VP, Honda Cars India where we discuss about the new Jazz.
Render Images – Ramdas Design