The all-new Honda Amaze

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First launched in In­dia in 2013, the Honda Amaze moves to its sec­ond gen­er­a­tion. The new-gen com­pact sedan is based on an all-new plat­form, while styling seems in­spired by the lat­est Ac­cord Hy­brid avail­able in­ter­na­tion­ally.

That’s largely good news, as the front end is bold and fresh with a large chrome grille and sharp head­lamps. At the rear, the squared-off boot is a big de­par­ture from the out­go­ing model. The switch to the new plat­form does make for a marginally wider car than be­fore and we can con­firm space in the rear bench is im­proved. What has also im­proved is the lay­out of the dash, with a large cen­tral touch­screen in­fo­tain­ment and sim­plis­tic lines tak­ing prece­dence.

The feel of the ma­te­ri­als used also seems a notch or two above the out­go­ing car, cou­pled with the com­pletely new de­sign makes for an in­te­rior that feels like a whole new car. We ex­pect the same 1.2 litre iVTEC petrol and 1.5 litre diesel to be car­ried for­ward.

We’re told the sec­ond gen­er­a­tion Amaze will be launched to­wards the lat­ter half of this year.

With the move to the new plat­form, the car be­comes wider and gains some ex­tra in­te­rior space. The new dash lay­out def­i­nitely is a step up from the o u tg o i n g mo d e l a n d fol­lows the global Honda cabin de­sign to a large ex­tent. The rear looks...

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