Honda Amaze - One of the Best Sedan in India
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Honda has crafted the Honda Amaze in the best way possible to make it comfortable for Indian customers. Given the price tag of the car, it has much to offer to consumers. The car is built on the platform of the Honda Brio. Even though front grille is innovative, it will remind you of the Bio. The unique features of the car is the twin chrome lining placed in between front grille.
The Honda Amaze has interiors which are done up in beige and black. Even though the combination does not turn out to be great most of the time, in this case it is because of the aesthetics used in designing it. The front dashboard is minimal for the one driving whereas the air conditioning and audio system has been kept in the centre for offering adequate control to the one driving. Placement of speakers is in parts from where sound can penetrate. The seating is ideal for five people although the rear seat may be arranged to form a cup holder and arm rest.
Even though the Honda Amaze is a compact sedan, it did not let this affect the appeal in the interiors. Lots of high support has been included in the vehicle for allowing passengers to enjoy a comfort filled ride. It has ample knee room and is quite spacious, undoubtedly the best in its class. For passengers of average height, the head room provided should be ample. The steering wheel is adjustable and it may be tilted according to the position of the driver in order to improve the comfort level of the ride.
The Kerb weight of this sedan differs with the trim. For the EX variant it is 955kilos, while for the S trim it is 965kilos and so is it for the VX. The diesel versions of the VX and S weigh 1075kilos. The diesel version of the Amaze E weighs around 1060kilos while the diesel version of the EX is 1065kilos. For both categories of the car, the seating capacity is meant for 5 passengers and enough space is provided to all. The boot space is quite big at 400 L and you can carry along a lot of luggage. The capacity of the fuel tank on both the diesel and petrol variant is 35litres.
The Amaze has received both the petrol i-VTEC 1.2 litres and 1.5 litres diesel i-DTEC engine. The petrol engine produces 86.8bhp @ 6000rpm whereas the diesel engine pumps out 98.6bhp @ 3600rpm. Also, both the engines are powered by a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox while the petrol engine does receive an automatic transmission gearbox.
When it comes to its class, the Honda Amaze is quite powerful. The petrol version of the vehicle has a SOHC 4 cylinder i-VTEC engine which produces a displacement of 1198cc while the diesel engine produces displacement of 1498cc with the 4 cylinder i-DTEC DOHC engine. The company has provided a more powerful engine for the diesel car because it ends up performing better than the petrol version and is comparable to the petrol version at the same time. When it comes to torque generation, the diesel car produces a torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm whereas the petrol engine produces a torque of 109Nm @ 4500rpm.
The top speed that can be produced by the diesel engine is around 175kph. The pick up of the car is quite good as it can reach from 0 to 100kph within 12.5 seconds. The i-VTEC 1.2L petrol engine has to offer a peak speed of 165kph and its pick up is comparable with the diesel engine as the dash from 0 to 100kph takes 13.3 seconds.
The accessories offered with the Honda Amaze are the ORVMs which are power adjustable, the steering mounted audio controls, USB, ECO Lamp, Aux-in and advanced audio system are some interesting accessories that the car is equipped with. The compact sedan has been endowed with alloy wheels which have been fitted well below well shaped wheel arches. The tyres attached on these wheels are 175/65 R14 which allows an improved grip on the roads and also on off road driving.
Some of the most efficient features and machinery have been included in the Amaze which makes it alluring. The front brakes of the Amaze are disc brakes whereas the rear brakes are drum brakes. The braking is top notch and assistance is provided for emergency situations as well. The suspension of the car includes a MacPherson strut in front and Torsion beam at the back. All kinds of jerks that you may feel on the road shall be absorbed by this system. The ground clearance of the car is 165mm which is also useful especially when you are riding on rough terrain.
Complete care has been taken with the car in terms of safety as it has been equipped with fog lamps, engine mobiliser, keyless entry, EBD and ABS and central locking system which are there in all the models. The higher end trim VX comes with front twin SRS airbags for further benefit.
The Honda Amaze is available in the used car markets of both Mumbai and Delhi. Since it was launched in 2013, you will get cars which are at best one year old. Most of the used Honda Amaze for sale has been driven under 20,000kms. The cost of a used Honda Amaze is between Rs 6.5 lakhs and Rs 7.5 lakhs. The price is a little lesser than the brand new versions of the car. Moreover, if you buy it from a certified used car seller, you stand to enjoy a warranty of one year and free servicing. The Honda Amaze has become a popular car within a year of its launch, mainly for its comfort, features and performance on road. The car’s main competitors at this time are the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent. Despite the tough competition, the Honda Amaze is doing very well and its popularity is set to rise, even in the used car market.