2018 Honda Amaze Spied at the factory in Rajasthan, set to launch in 2019, will be all new inside out
The development of the new Honda Amaze is almost complete. This can also be called as the second gen of the Honda Amaze. It will be an all-new model from Honda, and is expected to be revealed to the public at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi. However the first gen that had made its first appearance in Thailand. There is also another all new model that is going to follow the second gen Honda Amaze is the HR-V which is also expected to showcase at the expo next year.
Like the current Amaze, the new Honda Amaze is also being developed at Honda’s R&D base in Thailand, but has also got inputs from the Honda India engineering team. Honda’s Tapukara plant which is located in Rajasthan will be the global supply base for the engines for the new Amaze.
The new car is expected to have a number of significant upgrades, such as the new 1.5 diesel engine which is more powerful and will be available in petrol as well. Honda is also aspiring to provide best mileage in the segment once again, this is a claim which is currently held by the new second generation Dzire (22 kmpl – petrol; 28.4 kmpl – diesel).
The current generation Honda Amaze is a pretty good car based on the performance. The Amaze will be wider hence will have more spacious cabin too. But its overall size will not grow too much, since the development has taken the sub-4 metre requirement into consideration. Honda is also planning to give the car a number of new features, including a new climate control and a new connectivity and music-related interface.
As of now it seems certain that the new Amaze will arrive before the new Brio – and Honda may not rush the launch of the hatch in India. The new Amaze will be rivalling against Ameo, the new Dzire and the Xcent facelift. While the new Amaze may be revealed at the 2018 Auto Expo, its market debut is only likely to happen only around August or September 2018.