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    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Which Variant Is The Best Value For Money? E, S, V, VX?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Friday, Mar 06 2020

    The Honda Amaze petrol recently got a BS6 update and its prices went up marginally. After the price revision, which variant seems to offer the best value? Let’s compare the features and find out.

     

    Honda Amaze

    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Prices

    The BS6 Amaze petrol starts at Rs. 6.1 lakh (ex-showroom) for the E variant and goes up to Rs. 8.76 lakh for the VX variant with the automatic transmission.

    HONDA AMAZE PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | MAR. 2020

     

    E

    S

    V

    VX

    1.2L PETROL Manual

    Rs. 6,09,900

    Rs. 6,81,900

    Rs. 7,44,900

    Rs. 7,92,900

    1.2L PETROL Auto

     

    Rs. 7,71,900

    Rs. 8,34,900

    Rs. 8,75,900

    1.5L DIESEL Manual

    Rs. 7,55,900

    Rs. 8,11,900

    Rs. 8,74,900

    Rs. 9,22,900

    1.5L DIESEL Auto

     

    Rs. 8,91,900

    Rs. 9,54,900

    Rs. 9,95,900


    The prices of the BS6 petrol Amaze have gone up by about Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 17,000 depending on variants. Here are the BS4 prices ocmpared with the current prices:

    HONDA AMAZE PETROL PRICE LIST | BS6 vs BS4

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | MAR. 2020

     

    E MT

    S MT

    V MT

    VX MT

    S CVT

    V CVT

    VX CVT

    BS6

    Rs. 6,09,900

    Rs. 6,81,900

    Rs. 7,44,900

    Rs. 7,92,900

    Rs. 7,71,900

    Rs. 8,34,900

    Rs. 8,75,900

    BS4

    Rs. 5,93,000

    Rs. 6,73,000

    Rs. 7,33,000

    Rs. 7,81,000

    Rs. 7,63,000

    Rs. 8,23,000

    Rs. 8,64,000

    Diff.

    Rs. 16,900

    Rs. 8,900

    Rs. 11,900

    Rs. 11,900

    Rs. 8,900

    Rs. 11,900

    Rs. 11,900

     

    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Engine Spec Comparison

    Before we dive into the features and variants, let’s look at how it compares with the competition in terms of engine specs.

    2020 HONDA AMAZE VS COMPETITION

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Honda 

    Amaze


    Maruti Suzuki

    Dzire

    Hyundai

    Aura

    Tata 

    Tigor

    Ford

    Aspire

    Displacement

    1.2-litre normal

    1.2-litre normal

    1.2-litre normal

    1.0-litre turbo

    1.2-litre normal

    1.2-litre normal

    Cylinders

    4

    4

    4

    3

    3

    3

    Maximum Power

    90PS @ 6000rpm

    82PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    100PS @ 6000rpm

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    96PS @ 6500rpm

    Maximum Torque

    110Nm @ 4800rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    114Nm @ 4000rpm

    172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    119Nm @ 4250rpm

    Transmission

    5-speed MT & CVT

    5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT

    5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT

    5-speed MT 

    5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT

    5-speed MT

    Claimed FE

    18.60kmpl & 18.3kmpl

    21.21kmpl

    -

    20.0kmpl (est.)

    -

    18.5kmpl


    The Honda Amaze petrol has 90PS of power, which is better than the Dzire, Aura and Tigor 1.2, but not as good as the Aspire or the Aura’s turbo petrol engine. Its torque output is the least in its class and it also comes in late at 4800rpm, which suggests that it’s not the easiest to drive in the city as it’ll require you to downshift and rev frequently if you want to accelerate quickly. However, among the cars with 4-cylinder, it has respectable power output. 4 cylinder engines are inherently balanced and are naturally smoother than 3-cylinder engines.

    Honda Amaze

    The Amaze petrol is available with a 5-speed manual transmission, which is par for the course but the automatic transmission is of CVT type, which is far superior to the AMT automatics, which are offered with the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Aura 1.2 and Tata Tigor. Since a CVT automatic doesn’t have gears, there’s absolutely zero jerk or head-nod felt when accelerating or decelerating unlike any other kind of transmission. But it also means that it’s one of the expensive automatic transmission options in the segment.

    The Amaze BS6 promises a fuel efficiency of 18.6kmpl with the manual transmission and 18.3kmpl with the automatic.

    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Dimensions Comparison

    All sub-4m sedans are equally long but the Dzire is the widest while the Tigor is the tallest. The Ford Aspire has the longest wheelbase in the class, which helps liberate some legroom in the cabin. The Amaze leads the pack with respect to the boot space, narrowly beating the Tata Tigor. It’s worth noting here that the hinge mechanism for opening and closing the boot does eat into the boot space. Since the Tigor has hydraulic struts instead of a spring-loaded hinge, despite its 1.0-litre disadvantage, it may offer better boot space than the Amaze in real life. So, the Amaze doesn’t seem to excel in any manner in the comparison of the dimensions.

    2020 HONDA AMAZE VS COMPETITION

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Honda 

    Amaze

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    Hyundai

    Aura

    Ford

    Aspire

    Tata 

    Tigor

    Length

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3992mm

    Width

    1695mm

    1735mm

    1680mm

    1704mm

    1677mm

    Height

    1501mm

    1515mm

    1520mm

    1525mm

    1537mm

    Wheelbase

    2470mm

    2450mm

    2450mm

    2490mm

    2450mm

    Boot space

    420-lt

    378-lt

    402-lt-

    -

    419-lt

    Fuel Tank

    35-lt

    37-lt

    37-lt

    42-lt

    35-lt

     


    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - E Variant

    The E variant of the Honda Amaze petrol costs Rs. 6.1 lakh. It gets the standard safety features like 2 front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, day/night inside mirror and ISOFIX child seat anchors. It also gets power windows, MID and boot light.

    Since it doesn’t get central locking and music system, we’d recommend this variant only to those who’re on a tight budget. This is also the variant, which received the biggest price hike of Rs. 16,900 after the BS6 upgrade.

    HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL | E VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 6,09,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Dual front airbags

    4 Power Windows

    Chrome Grille

    ABS with EBD

    Bottle Holder in All Doors

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    Rear Parking Sensors

    Front Cup Holders

    Side Step Garnish

    Seat Belt Reminder

    Front Accessory Socket

    Dual Tone Instrument Panel(Black & Beige)

    High-speed Alert

    Tachometer

    Steering Wheel & Meter Ring w/ Piano Black Garnish

    Front Seatbelts Pretensioners w/ Force Limiter

    MID Combination Meter: Average Fuel Consumption & Cruising Range

    Fabric Seats in Beige

    Day & Night IRVM

    Meter Illumination Control

    Inside Door Handles in Ivory Colour

    Impact Sensing Door Unlock

    Power Steering

    Micro Antenna

    ISOFIX

    Manual AC with Heater

     -

    Trunk Light

     


    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - S Variant

    The S variant of the Amaze costs Rs. 6.82 lakh, which is Rs. 72,000 more than the E variant’s ex-showroom price.

    The prominent additions to the S variant include remote central locking, a music system, electrically-adjustable and foldable outside mirrors, rear centre armrest and wheel covers. The S variant is also available with CVT automatic, which costs Rs. 90,000 more at Rs. 7.72 lakh. It gets a gear position indicator. Technically, a CVT automatic doesn’t have gears. But Honda has programmed multiple shift points in its CVT and this indicator shows which of those shift point is currently selected.

    The S variant doesn’t justify the price jump of Rs. 72,000 over the E variant but it does have a nice balance of functional features. Go for it only if you can’t stretch your budget further. If you’re looking for the best value, then keep reading further.

    HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL S VARIANT | FEATURES OVER E

    Rs. 6,81,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Central Locking

    2-DIN Integrated Audio 

    Passenger Side Seat Back Pocket

    Body Coloured Door Handles

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Front (2) & Rear (2) Speakers

    Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVM

    Body Coloured ORVM w/ Turn Indicators

    Bluetooth, Aux-in & USB Connectivity

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    Full Wheel Covers

    Steering Mounted Controls

    Front Seat Adjustable Headrest

    Black Sash Tape on B Pillar

    Tilt Steering

    Shark Fin Antenna

    Rear Accessory Socket

    Piano Black Inserts on Dashboard and Doors

     -  -

    Rear Center Foldable Armrest w/ Cupholder

    Silver Finish AC Outlet & Inside Door Handles

    Keyless Entry

    Dual Tone Door Panel

     -

    Driver Side Power Window w/ One Touch Down

     -

    Shift Position Indicator(CVT only)

     


    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - V Variant

    The V variant of the Honda Amaze petrol costs Rs. 7.45 lakh, which is Rs. 63,000 more than the S variant. The price gap remains consistent between the S automatic and V automatic, which costs Rs. 8.35 lakh.

    Honda Amaze

    The V variant offers rear windshield defogger, keyless entry and push-button start/stop, a bigger MID, LED position lamps and 15-inch alloy wheels. The automatic variant also gets steering-mounted paddle shifters to jump between those pre-programmed virtual shift points so you can manually decide if you want to drive in taller or shorter transmission ratio.

    This variant totally justifies its cost even if you consider the price and feature gap over the E variant. This is our top recommended variant in the Amaze petrol lineup.

    HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL V VARIANT | FEATURES OVER S

    Rs. 7,44,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Front Fog Lamps

    SmartKey w/ Push Start/Stop Button

    LED Positioning Lamp

    Rear Windshield Defogger

    Bigger MID Screen w/ Outside Temp & Instant Fuel Consumption Display

    R15 Alloy Wheels

     -

    Automatic AC

    Front & Rear Mud Guard

     -

    Driver Seat Back Pocket

    Paddle Shift(CVT only)

     


    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - VX Variant

    The VX variant is another Rs. 48,000 dearer and costs Rs. 7.93 lakh for the manual transmission. At Rs. 8.76 lakh VX automatic is only Rs. 83,000 more expensive than the VX manual and Rs. 41,000 dearer than the V automatic.

    This variant adds a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, cruise control and a rear parking camera. For the price increase, it’s adding features that you can either add later from the aftermarket (touchscreen) or features that you’re rarely going to miss (cruise control). It doesn’t justify spending Rs. 48,000 over the V manual variant. In the case of the VX automatic, it doesn’t get cruise control, which makes it a worse value proposition than the VX manual. This is not our recommended variant based on the value for money.

    HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL VX VARIANT | FEATURES OVER V

    Rs. 7,92,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Rear Camera With Guidelines

    7” Touchscreen Infotainment System w/ Navigation

    Cruise Control(MT Only)

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Connectivity

    Driver Side Window w/ One Touch Up/Down w/ Pinch Guard

    Voice Commands

    2 USB Ports

    IR Remote Control

     -

     


    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Verdict

    Out of the 4 variants of the 2020 Honda Amaze petrol, the V variant offers the best value for money. The E variant is too basic but still worth considering if you’re on a budget and are comfortable getting some features from the aftermarket. If we consider the E variant as the baseline, then the S variant and VX variant don’t justify their price premiums for the features they offer.

    HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

    Variants

    Price (Manual)

    Price (Automatic)

    Recommendation

    E

    Rs. 6,09,900

    -

    Extend your budget to upgrade to higher variant

    S

    Rs. 6,81,900

    Rs. 7,71,900

    For buyers who have a budget limitation

    V

    Rs. 7,44,900

    Rs. 8,34,900

    Top Recommended Variant

    VX

    Rs. 7,92,900

    Rs. 8,75,900

    Not Recommended 

     


    2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Colour Options

    The 2020 Honda Amaze is available in the following colour options:

    • Red
    • White
    • Silver
    • Brown
    • Grey

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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