Expert Review of Honda Amaze
Honda, the Japanese automaker, has recently introduced one of the most anticipated compact sedan Honda Amaze in India at an irresistible price tag, which is launched in both petrol and diesel engine options. This is the first time ever that the company has launched its car with a diesel engine option. It is the first ever compact sedan from Honda that has great looks, great features and outstanding engine specifications. On the other side, the company has given much importance to the features inside the car to make it more competitive in the market. It is basically a booted version of its sibling hatch Honda Brio. The company claims that Honda Amaze diesel version can produce a class leading mileage of about 25.8kmpl, which is very impressive. On the other side, its diesel engine has the ability to produce a power of about 98.6BHP, which is something more than any other sedan of its class. With such fuel efficiency and irresistible pricing, Amaze is going to make waves across the Indian car markets.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Honda claims that the recently introduced Honda Amaze is the most fuel efficient compact sedan in the segment. The company claims that the petrol engine can give away 18kmpl of maximum mileage while the diesel engine can produce a class leading 25.8kmpl of mileage. Both the petrol and diesel version of the Honda Amaze are incorporated with MPFI fuel supply system that enhances the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.
Honda has launched this compact sedan in six attractive shades such as Crystal Black Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Taffeta White, and Majestic Blue Metallic. All these colors are making this compact sedan more attractive and exhilarating. The interiors of the car is offered with dual-toned design with Black Beige color.
Acceleration and Pick up
When it comes to the acceleration and pick up, Honda Amaze petrol version has the top speed of 165kmph and it can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in 13.3 seconds from standstill. While its diesel version has the top speed of about 175kmph and it takes 12.5 seconds for the car to reach a speed of 100kmph.
The all new Honda Amaze appears to be the most stylish car in the compact sedan segment. From the front it looks much alike its sibling hatchback Honda Brio. It has got a chrome front grille with two vertical slats and the company logo affixed on it. It has got a body colored bumper with integrated fog lamps. The rear part of the car looks much like Honda City. The rear part of the car too got the body colored bumpers. There is a chrome strip affixed to the boot just above the license plate.
There are lots of comfortable and convenient features incorporated in the Honda Amaze. One can experience the absolute comforts inside the top end variants of Amaze with the features like power steering, power windows, air conditioner, cup holders (front and rear), 2-Din Audio system that supports USB, AUX-In, Wave Key, engine immobilizer and so on. Driver can make use of steer mounted audio controls to change the track and to change the volume on move.
The all new Honda Amaze compact sedan comes with an overall length of 3990mm and with a width of 1680mm. Its height is about 1505mm while the wheel base is about 2405mm, which makes it more spacious from inside. It has an impressive ground clearance of about 165mm, while the total fuel storage capacity is about 35 litres.
Honda has launched its first ever compact sedan, Honda Amaze with two engine options such as 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. Its 1.2-litre, 16valve, i-VTEC 1198cc petrol engine has the ability to churn out 86.8BHP at 6000RPM and makes a maximum torque of about 109Nm at 4500RPM. Its 1.5-litre, i-DTEC diesel engine, having a displacement capacity of 1498cc can produce 98.6BHP at 3600RPM and 200Nm of maximum torque at 1750RPM. Diesel version of Amaze is made available with just 5 speed manual transmission while the petrol version is available with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission options.
Honda has fitted this compact sedan with a sturdy set of 14 inch alloy wheel and steel wheel depending upon its trim levels. Its rims have been further fitted with tubeless tyres of size 175/65 R14.
Front wheels of the Honda Amaze has been equipped with a McPherson Strut suspension system while the rear wheels of this compact sedan has got Torsion Beam Axle. This will help the car to deal with bumpy roads and enables it to provide comfort to the passengers inside.
Handling and Control
When it comes to the handling and controlling of Honda Amaze, it has been equipped with a power steering with audio controls mounted on it. All the diesel variants of Amaze have an ABS with EBD as standard. Thus, the handling of the vehicle will be easy in all conditions.
* Aggressive pricing
* Class leading mileage
* Amazing looks
Many more features can be added and petrol engine can be more powerful.