2021 Honda Amaze facelift review: Even in the era of increasing popularity of SUVs, Honda has been moving ahead with the sedan and has been quite successful so far with the Amaze and the new City. Amaze is one of the best selling models of Honda and is also popular in its class (second best seller), so it is more important to keep the product fresh in the eyes of the consumer. What we are talking about today is the 2021 facelifted Amaze. Most of the external and internal updates have been done in it.
The USP of the Amaze is that it is like buying a premium sedan for the money of a hatchback. It doesn’t even look like it is completely hatchback-like. The size is like a proper sedan despite being less than 4 meters and minor changes make it even better now.
The front-end looks particularly wide with an updated grille with additional chrome and a new bumper. The headlamps have also been redesigned to be an LED projector unit with DRLs and even the fog-lamps are now LED. On the side, there is a new diamond cut design for the 15-inch wheels, while the rear gets C-shaped tail-lamps. A new gray color has also been added to the range.
The interior is simple but effective. The AC vent knobs are chrome plated. Honda has also added a new stitching pattern to the upholstery. The feature list includes cruise control, climate control, paddle shift, 7-inch touch screen with smartphone connectivity, auto headlamps, ABS with EBD plus dial airbag (with mandatory safety equipment) etc.
New to the Amaze is the rear-view camera that not only captures very good quality images, multi-views are also available to make parking easier. The space is ample with large windows and ample headroom plus legroom.
In terms of driving experience, the steering is light, the engines are fast and good. We drove the top-end petrol manual with the 1.2 liter unit making 90hp and while it is tractable enough for low speed progress, it is a lot of fun in the city.
You will get excellent efficiency figures of over 15 kmpl in the city, either CVT or manual. The CVT automatic also gets additional paddle shifters, which you don’t get to see at this price point. The diesel Amaze with 1.5 liter engine will give you even better mileage at 20kmpl plus, but it is also 2 lakh more expensive.
The new Amaze base version starts at Rs 6.3 lakh while the top-end petrol manual is priced at Rs 8.2 lakh. CVT petrol is 8 to 9 lakh rupees. Diesel price ranges from Rs 8.6 to Rs 11.5 lakh.
Overall, the new Amaze is basically a fair sedan for the hatchback’s money and also offers space and comfort that the hatchback or the base version subcompact SUV cannot. The updates make it more premium (more so in the looks department) and it’s also a pretty good option for the price.
What did you like:- Looks, Space, Efficiency, Performance, Value, CVT Automatic
What didn’t like:- Diesel version is expensive
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