The all-new Honda Amaze
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...