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    Rumor: Next-Gen Honda Amaze to Debut at Auto Expo 2018?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Jun 29 2017

    Honda is working on the next-gen Amaze and the vehicle is expected to be launched in 2018. According to the speculations in the market, the all-new Honda Amaze will make its global debut at the Auto Expo in February 2018. If it happens then India will be the first market where the upcoming sedan will make its debut. The vehicle will be produced at Honda’s R&D plant in Thailand and is likely to go under production by early 2018.

    Honda is working on the next-gen Amaze and the vehicle is expected to be launched in 2018. According to the speculations in the market, the all-new Honda Amaze will make its global debut at the Auto Expo in February 2018. If it happens then India will be the first market where the upcoming sedan will make its debut. The vehicle will be produced at Honda’s R&D plant in Thailand and is likely to go under production by early 2018.

     

    The upcoming Honda Amaze is likely to come with a number of features and performance upgrades. Also, the 2018 Honda Amaze is expected to underpin a new platform too making it wider and more premium than ever. The 2018 Honda Amaze is codenamed 2UB by the manufacturer. However, recently Honda has launched the facelift of the Amaze, featuring a new front end similar to the Honda Mobilio along with a new dashboard, borrowed from the Jazz but the 2018 Honda Amaze will be an all-new vehicle.

    Under the hood, the next-gen Amaze will come with tuned 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines sported by the existing Honda Amaze. While the 1.2 litre, four cylinder, SOHC engine currently makes 87bhp of power and 109Nm of torque, the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 98bhp of power and 200Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are expected to be tuned to offer better fuel efficiency and also be low on emissions. Apart from this we can expect an automatic transmission with the new Amaze petrol variant. It will be interesting to see if the manufacturer introduces the upcoming Amaze with AMT with diesel engine or not. However, Honda might also introduce a hybrid at a later stage in the petrol version mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

     

    To be based on a new platform, the 2018 Honda Amaze will be according to the new crash norms to be introduced this year only, hence is expected to be stronger in build than the existing model. As mentioned earlier, that the sedan will be an all-new sedan, therefore, it is likely to get new design and styling features too. We can expect sleek and sharp noticeable lines all around, a new front grille, excessive use of chrome as well as the design and styling features similar to the 2018 Brio, like the existing Honda Amaze and Honda Brio.

     

    Sleeker headlamps with LED DRLs and sharper looking bumpers with integrated fog lamps surrounded by chrome bezels and turn indicators present on the ORVMs will be other styling highlights to be seen at the exterior of the next-gen Honda Amaze. At the rear, we might see new and sharper tail-lamps as well as a different shoulder-line extended at an angle towards the rear. While the top-end variants will offer newly designed alloy wheels, other lower variants are expected to come with steel wheels with wheels covers.

     

    Like its overall styling, the interior of the all-new Honda Amaze will come with all-new features. It is going to be more premium as compared to the recently facelifted Honda Amaze. The highlights include new dual tone interior, new instrument panel with a digital speedometer, centre console with audio system with bluetooth and aux-in and USB ports. Apart from these a new steering wheel will also be seen on the car similar to the 2018 Honda Brio with audio and bluetooth controls mounted on it. There is also additional feature treat for the high-end variants with a touchscreen system including navigation and a reverse camera.

    Other than these features, the main highlight at the interior of the sedan will be the spacing. Likely to offer the same front and rear seats from the existing model, this time the seats will be slimmer. However, there is no much information about the safety features but the sedan will offer dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature.

    Although the sedan will be manufactured in Thailand, Honda's Tapukara plant in Rajasthan will be the global supply base for the engines for the new Amaze. The manufacturer is likely to launch the 2018 Honda Amaze after the launch of 2018 Brio. In terms of pricing, the upcoming Amaze is expected to be priced in the same range as the existing model and will continue competing with the Maruti Dzire, Ford Aspire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tiago and the Volkswagen Ameo. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates regarding the 2018 Honda Amaze.


    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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