Honda Amaze 2018: Honda’s Fastest Selling Car in India

Oct 08, 2018

What’s in store for us in the new generation of Honda Amaze!

Amazing Amaze – quite redundant, right? But the redundancy surely pays off when you see the all new Honda Amaze that was launched in India last May 2018. The Honda model went through a major revamp compared to its predecessor, giving it a more sporty and gutsy look. Although still unavailable from the Honda Philippines’ website, is here to give you a sneak yet detailed peek of this lovely new version of Honda Amaze 2018.

The second generation of the Honda Amaze offers a whole new revamped look compared to the first generation, and alongside with the new look, comes with new features that will surely wow anyone, Honda and non-Honda fans alike.

A first good look at the Honda Amaze released in India

The Honda Amaze’s second generation comes quite bigger than the first release, with dimensions of 3995mm in length, 1695mm in width, height of 1501mm for the S, V and VX models while 1498mm for the E model and a wheelbase of 2470mm.

It also comes in five different colors, namely: Radiant Red, Orchid White Pearl, Modern Steel, Golden Metallic Brown and Lunar Silver. It was released in three different grades, the E grade, S (as an addition to E grade) and V (in addition to the S grade).

Honda Amaze 2018 in different colors

The Honda Amaze comes in five different colors

All of the grades also come with standard features that include: Sleek and Stylish Headlamps, Premium Rear Combination Lamps, Solid Wing Face Chrome Grille, Body Coloured Front and Rear Bumper, Rear Micro Roof Antenna (For E grade) and Shark Fin Roof Antenna (For S, V and VX grades). All of the variants also come with a Side Step Garnish.

On the other hand, S, V and VX grades share the following exterior features: Integrated LED Turn Indicators on Door Mirrors, Body Coloured Outer Door Handle, Door Mirrors and Black Sash Tape On B-Pillar. While V & VX exclusively sport the Headlamp Integrated Signature LED Position Lights, Front Fog Lamps, Multi-Spoke Stylish R-15 Alloys and Front & Rear Mudguards.

Additionally, only the S grade is equipped with Full R-14 Trim Wheel.

The new Honda Amaze 2018 focuses on providing comfort and top of the line cabin feel while giving the driver a feeling of control and confidence. It also ensures a spacious interior that gives enough room to move and sit comfortably during journeys. The seats come in an elegant color or Premium Beige.

Honda Amaze 2018 seats

The Honda Amaze features a spacious interior with beige colored seats

All grades released of Honda Amaze shares interior features such as:

  • Advanced Multi-Information Combination Meter
  • Average Fuel Consumption Display
  • Cruising Range Display
  • Tachometer
  • Dual Trip Meter
  • Meter Illumination Control
  • Meter Ring Garnish (Piano Black for Grade E and S, respectively and Satin Silver Plating for V & VX grades)
  • Inside Door Handles (Ivory color for Grade E and Silver for the S, V & VX grades)
  • Steering Wheel Piano Black Garnish
  • Dual Tone Instrument Panel (Black & Beige)

While there are also interior features that come in specific grades:

Honda Amaze 2018 dashboard area

The Honda Amaze has a sleek and techy instrument panel to go with the neat interiors

Only V & VX comes with Outside Temperature Displays and Instantaneous Fuel Consumption Display. While S, V & VX all have the following:

  • Shift Position Indicator (CVT Only)
  • Piano Black Ornamentation on Dashboard           
  • Piano Black Door Ornamentation
  • Silver Finish AC Outlet   
  • Door Lining with Fabric Pad         
  • Dual Tone Door Panel (Black & Beige)    

The Honda Amaze 2018 also has a seating capacity of five passengers with a cargo space of 420 liters.

As for other features that provide the best passenger and driver experience, the Honda Amaze surely equipped its latest addition with only the best and premium features. All the variants come with the front and rear power windows, One-Touch Down Driver Side Window, an accessory socket that only comes in front for the E grade while for the rest, there’s an accessory socket in front and in the rear.

Honda Amaze 2018's engine start/stop buttom

The Honda Amaze also features a lot of one-touch buttons for your convenience - just at your fingertips

Things to note include: Paddle shift is only available for the V grade Manual transmission and CVT, and Manual A/C only comes in the E and S variants.

The V & VX variants share some extra features too that include Automatic Climate Control, One Push Start Stop Button with White & Red Illumination, Honda Smart Key System with Keyless Remote, Smart Trunk and Lock with Keyless Release.

Additionally, the VX is the only variant that is equipped with Driver Side Window One Touch Up/Down with Pinch Guard.

Above and beyond the superficial look of the car, any vehicles’ safety features are the most important. The Honda Amaze is also equipped with these safety features that could ensure that each of its passengers is safe and sound inside the vehicle.

Honda Amaze 2018 airbag

The Honda Amaze is also equipped with high-quality safety features that cater to the welfare of both its driver and passengers

All variants come with these safety features:

  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure          
  • Driver Seat i-SRS Airbag System
  • Passenger Seat SRS Airbag System          
  • Dr & As Seat Pretensioner with Load Limiter       
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchorage      
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD             
  • Engine Immobilizer        
  • Rear Parking Sensor       
  • Impact Sensing Door Unlock      
  • Driver Seatbelt Reminder            
  • Key Off Reminder           
  • Door Ajar Warning Lamp              
  • Single Horn Type for E variant
  • Dual Horn for S, V & VX variants

Rear windshield defogger only comes with the V & VX, while the Rear Camera with Guidelines is exclusive for the VX grade.

Another important thing for both drivers and passengers of any type of cars is how to keep themselves entertained during long journeys. Good thing, the Honda Amaze 2018 has quite an impressive array of high technology entertainment system that will surely keep the mood up inside the vehicle.

Honda Amaze 2018 dashboard

This vehicle also features a smart entertainment system that provides good, relaxing journeys to everyone in the car​

The Honda Amaze come with these entertainment features, mostly available in the S, V & VX models:

  • Bluetooth for Handsfree Telephone & Audio Streaming Support              
  • 1 USB-In Port for S & V grades; 2 USB-In Ports for VX model
  • AM/FM Radio, MP3, iPod            
  • Steering Mounted Handsfree Telephony Controls
  • Steering Mounted Audio Controls           
  • 4 Door Speakers (17 cm)

The Integrated 2DIN LCD Screen Audio with Aux-In Port is solely available in the S & V variants, while the VX variant has several other exclusive entertainment features that include:

  • 17.7cm Advanced Infotainment System with Capacitive Touchscreen
  • In-built Satellite-Linked Turn by Turn Navigation
  • Seamless Smartphone Connectivity (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay)         
  • Voice Command              
  • Infrared remote control               
  • Steering Mounted Voice Controls

According to the latest car news, the Honda Amaze 2018 apparently has just been launched in India, it’s still unknown as to when it will be released in the Philippines. It could be later this year or early 2019 – well, I guess we just have to wait. The important thing is we are in the know of what’s in store for us as soon as we have it in our market.

Source: Ivy Kristia Padura