After much anticipation, Honda has launched the second-gen Amaze in India, with prices starting at Rs 5.60 lakh for the base E trim and going up to Rs 9.00 lakh for the top-spec diesel VX (both prices, ex-showroom, Delhi). The compact sedan has launched in four variants – E, S, V and VX – all of which get dual front airbags, ABS, Isofix child-seat mounts and rear parking sensors as standard. The prices are introductory, and are expected to increase after the first 20,000 bookings.
A highlight of the new compact sedan is in the powertrain department. While the 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol and 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel engines are unchanged, as is the five-speed manual, the diesel engine now gets the option of a CVT automatic, just like the petrol did on the previous-gen model. However, the output figures on the diesel-CVT combo have been reduced by 20hp and 40Nm, taking total output to 80hp and 160Nm of torque. ARAI rated fuel efficiencies for the variants are 19.5kpl for the petrol-manual, 19.0kpl for the petrol-automatic, 27.8kpl for the diesel-manual and 23.8kpl for the diesel-automatic.
While the CVT automatic is not available on the top-spec VX trim, the version gets equipment such as a 7.0-inch infotainment system with capacitive touchscreen, GPS with turn-by-turn navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, a reverse camera, steering-mounted voice controls and cruise control. The mid-spec S and V trims also get the CVT option, with the latter also getting paddleshifters along with kit like LED daytime-running lamps, 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, keyless go with push-button start, automatic climate control and a rear defogger.
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