Honda updates the popular Amaze

Honda have updated the Amaze with a number of styling and equipment upgrades

The popular Honda Amaze was recently upgraded in response to customer demand and feedback.

After setting a new standard for small sedans when it was introduced in 2018, Honda has made the Amaze more practical and attractive to local buyers with a number of changes and upgrades. Designed as a sedan from the ground up, the updated Amaze remains unmistakably Honda, despite its compact exterior dimensions, the Amaze impresses with its well-packaged, roomy interior. The upgrades to the interior mean that it is now even more stylish, well specced, comfortable and better suited to the needs of the discerning market.

While the Amaze is competitively priced, its exceptional efficiency contributes to economical running costs, which is further bolstered by a two-year/30 000km service plan. With the latest updates Honda's Amaze will continue to appeal to buyers who appreciate Honda's reputation for reliability, combined with a value added purchase price, great fuel efficiency and low total cost of ownership.


What's new?

Although the overall design remains largely unchanged, a number of styling tweaks have been made. Upfront is a brand-new front grille that blends in perfectly with the bold halogen headlight clusters. New standard alloy wheels are a visual highlight, while a crisp shoulder line running from the headlights to the taillight clusters highlights the Amaze's sculpted flanks while a broad sill contributes to the sedan's robust look.

Updates to the rear include a revised bumper incorporating a new chrome accent and LED taillights that ensure a more premium, grown-up look. The interior remains spacious and features a high level of specification. All new models come standard with full-black interior upholstery, doing away with the two-tone beige and black colour scheme of before.

The piano black detailing on the dashboard remains unchanged as does the analogue instrument cluster and centrally placed sound system that includes AM/FM functionality, MP3, USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

The interior boasts ample front and rear legroom along with a class-leading 420 litres of boot space.


Under the bonnet

Under the bonnet things remain unchanged with Honda's renowned i-VTEC engine technology ensuring that the Amaze has the performance to match, while offering incredible fuel efficiency. The 1.2-litre four-cylinder makes use of Honda's i-VTEC intelligent valve timing system, culminating in a maximum power output of 66kW at 6000rpm and 110Nm at 4800rpm. The Trend model is available with a five-speed manual gearbox only while the Comfort can be paired with a manual or CVT gearbox.

This combination of output along with a low weight ensures that the Amaze is a nippy performer while being extremely frugal, using as little as 5,6litres/100km, which is a big advantage considering the ever rising fuel price.


High level of specification

The updated Amaze features an extensive list of active and passive safety features as standard. Honda's Proprietary Advanced Compatibility structure allows for specific, programmed deformation of body structures in the case of a collision. In addition all Amaze models are fitted with dual front airbags, inertia reel seatbelts front and rear and Isofix child seat anchors as well as ABS brakes and EBD.

The Amaze is available in Trend and Comfort specification, however high levels of standard equipment and uncompromising safety remain a priority on all models.

The Comfort offers all the standard features of the Trend model as well as automatic air-conditioning and automatic door locking. The infotainment system of Comfort models has been upgraded and now features a seven-inch touchscreen that incorporates a reverse parking camera as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability.


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