Let’s begin with Honda’s reworked Amaze. Right from the word go, the new car stands out as a significantly different machine. In its earlier avatar it wasn’t as edgy. Now after a complete makeover, the Amaze has returned to its roots. We liked the new design and abrupt looking front end grows on you with time. The large chrome trim and eye popping lights give the sedan a sporty hue. In profile, the evidentally large wheelbase is hard to ignore. At the back, the wrap around tail lights look smart, so much so that from certain angles, it could also be mistaken for a City. The boot offers a 420-litre large cargo space. As for the interiors, The dash is brand new and there is a up-to-date touchscreen infotainment system on top variants.
Then, there’s a new instrument panel as well and the new Amaze is also flaunts cruise control on top variants and the overall quality of plastics used is far better than before. We loved the minimal panel gaps within the dash area. The other thing which the Amaze offers in spades is space. The cabin is huge for passengers both up front and back; which means passengers seated in the rear will not complain about tight legroom or knocking knees. However, an obvious miss by the car maker, are rear AC vents. The sedan continues to use the 1.5litre i-DTEC motor and, the cabin is silent thanks to the upgraded NVH package. One can barely hear the engine at lower revs. The motor also offers a generous dose of torque delivered in a linear fashion.
This means one doesn’t constantly have to shift gears with manual transmission. We also achieved excellent fuel economy on this variant. Finally, the Amaze also gets upgraded suspension. The strut angles are different and Honda engineers tell us that the new geometry works wonders. On the road it feels comfortable takeing on obstacles effortlessly. The steering adds to the sporty feel and is as quick as it is light.
THE STEERING WHEEL IS SPORTY AND IS AS QUICK AS IT IS LIGHT. THE CABIN IS SILENT THANKS TO THE UPGRADED NVH PACKAGE MAKING IT ALMOST INAUDIBLE AT LOW REVS
The 1.5-litre oil burner offers excellent fuel economy and at the same time good power as well
The Amaze can accomodate 420 litres of cargo. The boot is largeand the opening wide making loading easy. The Amaze is also the largest 1. The new dash looks smart and now the Amaze offers most amenities. 2. Lots of space at the back. However lacks rear AC vent. 3. Honda has moved to a 5-speed box. 4. New IP is informative and easy to read