New Delhi, May 16: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars on Wednesday launched its much awaited All-New second generation Honda Amaze in the Indian market. Built on an all new platform, the second generation Amaze incorporates Honda’s spirit of innovation in research and development aiming to delight the customers. The car offers one class above premium experience with its all new bold design, sophisticated and spacious interior, more efficient powertrain, outstanding driving dynamics, advanced features and safety technologies.
The All-New Amaze features the first in industry diesel CVT technology in the Indian market, offering powerful and effortless driving experience. This is Honda’s first diesel engine combined with advanced CVT, and India will be the first market to launch this technology.
Speaking on the occasion, president and CEO, Honda Cars India, Gaku Nakanishi said, “The All New Amaze has been developed keeping the needs and aspirations of Indian customers in mind. It is a big promise from Honda and we are confident that the All New Amaze will become one of the strongest pillar of HCIL business. This model will create new excitement in the segment and will provide us opportunity to expand our business across markets.”
“In line with our commitment to offer latest technologies to the Indian consumers, Amaze comes with advanced diesel CVT which is Honda’s first such technology in the world and also an industry first in the Indian market,” he added.
The All-New second generation Honda Amaze has been developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific Co. Ltd. following extensive market surveys with an aim to exceed the needs and aspirations of Indian customers. India, a key market for Honda globally, is the first country to launch the All-New Amaze.
The model has been developed under the grand concept of ’Amazing Compact Limousine’ represented by its sleek solid design, overwhelming cabin and cargo space within 4 metres and outstanding driving performance with comfortable ride.
The All-New Amaze features a premium and sensational design. In accordance with its exterior concept of ‘Dauntless Solid’, the aggressive long nose seamlessly integrates with sleek and spacious cabin expressing a premium sedan form.
The Amaze interiors are designed to achieve comfort beyond its class. The second generation Amaze even surpasses the highly spacious cabin of the previous model, especially for the rear seat, providing a more comfortable ride and a premium feeling. The car offers a host of equipment for comfort, convenience and entertainment for the Indian customers.
The All New Amaze adopts the best of Honda’s powertrains to achieve a perfect balance of performance and fuel economy.
This is the first time that Honda is using a CVT with a diesel engine. The CVT is highlycompatible with the wide torque band of the diesel engine to offer fun and sporty driving. It also offers better, smoother and more linear acceleration and greater shift control.
The all new Honda Amaze is longer and wider to provide class above passenger space. It measures 3995 mm (5 mm longer than its predecessor) and 1695 mm in width (15 mm wider). With its wheelbase of 2470mm (65mm more than its predecessor), efficient use of space has been made for both driver and occupants to create a spacious cabin interior. The Amaze has segment best trunk capacity of 420L which is 20L more than the outgoing model.
The All New Amaze offers outstanding stability and ride comfort which has been achieved with the extended wheelbase, new steering system and advanced suspension system.
The Collision performance in a front, rear or side collision has been further enhanced by the new ACE body structure.
The All New Amaze offers top class Noise Vibration performance which was has been achieved by: Improved overall soundproof package; Reduction in engine sound radiation; Newly developed engine block; Optimisation of engine mount design; Changing of Engine Head cover material.
The All New Amaze is equipped with a wide range of Honda’s active and passive safety technologies, which are offered as standard equipment across all variants.
The All New second generation Honda Amaze is available in 4 grades offered in petrol and diesel variants – E, S, V and VX with manual transmission. Additionally, the model is also available in CVT in S and V variants in both fuel options.
The Amaze is available in a choice of 5 exterior colours – Radiant Red Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.