The second-gen Honda Amaze has had a powerful run since its launch in Could 2018. It has bought over 85,000 models in FY2019, contributing 46 % to Honda’s India gross sales figures over the interval. What’s helped gross sales is that with 4 engine-gearbox choices on supply – specifically petrol and diesel engines, every accessible with guide and CVT auto gearboxes – there’s an Amaze for every sort of compact sedan purchaser. Nonetheless, a grievance since launch, and one thing we’ve highlighted up to now, is the absence of top-spec variants for the automatics. Honda has now made amends with the launch of the VX trim for the petrol-CVT and diesel-CVT Amazes, which have been priced at Rs eight.56 lakh and Rs 9.56 lakh (ex-showroom, India), respectively. The costs are Rs 41,000 greater than the V trim variations of every that had been, up to now, the highest-spec trim accessible to Amaze computerized consumers.
New to the automated variations of the Amaze are a Honda’s Digipad 2.Zero 7.Zero-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in addition to onboard navigation. There’s additionally the inclusion of an extra USB port. Different notable upgrades embody a rear view digicam with tips, steering-mounted voice management switches and energy up and anti-pinch for the motive force’s aspect window. The above options are along with all that was on supply on the V trim, corresponding to keyless go, auto local weather management and energy home windows. Do be aware, paddleshifters are nonetheless solely a part of the package on the petrol-CVT, a characteristic nonetheless not provided on the diesel-CVT variations. Additionally, no model of the Amaze gives rear air-con vents or LED headlights, options which can be accessible on the range-topping variations of the segment-leading Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
Characteristic upgrades apart, there was no change to the specs. The Amaze petrol auto continues to be powered by a 90hp, 1.2-litre engine whereas the diesel one makes use of an 80hp model of Honda’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine.