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    2020 Honda Amaze Diesel Variants Explained - Which Variant To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Saturday, Dec 05 2020

    V3Cars reviews all the variants of the diesel-powered 2020 Honda Amaze to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Amaze diesel comes equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine paired with either a manual or a CVT type automatic transmission.

     

    2020 Honda Amaze

    What Is The Price Of The 2020 Honda Amaze Diesel?

    The Honda Amaze is available for sale in both petrol and diesel engine options, and both the engines are available with a manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. With manual transmission, both the engines come in 4 variants, namely -- E, S, V and VX. Apart from these, the S special edition variant is available with all the powertrain options as well. Barring the base E variant, the automatic transmission option is available in all the variants. 

    The Amaze petrol has a starting price of Rs 6.17 lakh, while the diesel version’s prices start from Rs 7.63 lakh. The Amaze manual’s corresponding petrol and diesel variants have a price difference of Rs 1.30 lakh, excepting the base E variant, which has a Rs 1.46 lakh price difference.

    The following tables offer you a look at the pricing and price comparison details of the 2020 Honda Amaze petrol and diesel versions: 

    HONDA AMAZE PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | DEC 2020

    VARIANT

    PETROL MT

    PETROL CVT

    DIESEL MT

    DIESEL CVT

    E

    ₹6,17,000

     

    ₹7,63,000

     

    S

    ₹6,88,000

    ₹7,78,000

    ₹8,18,000

    ₹8,98,000

    S Special Edition

    ₹7,00,000

    ₹7,90,000

    ₹8,30,000

    ₹9,10,000

    V

    ₹7,48,000

    ₹8,38,000

    ₹8,78,000

    ₹9,58,000

    VX

    ₹7,96,000

    ₹8,79,000

    ₹9,26,000

    ₹9,99,000

     Also Read - 2020 Honda Amaze Petrol Variants Explained - Which Variant To Buy?

    HONDA AMAZE PRICES | PETROL vs DIESEL

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | DEC 2020

    VARIANT

    PETROL MT

    DIFFERENCE

    DIESEL MT

    E

    ₹6,17,000

    ₹1,46,000

    ₹7,63,000

    S

    ₹6,88,000

    ₹1,30,000

    ₹8,18,000

    S Special Edition

    ₹7,00,000

    ₹1,30,000

    ₹8,30,000

    V

    ₹7,48,000

    ₹1,30,000

    ₹8,78,000

    VX

    ₹7,96,000

    ₹1,30,000

    ₹9,26,000


    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Honda Amaze Diesel?

    The Honda Amaze diesel comes packed with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that when paired with the manual transmission can offer 100PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque. When this engine is paired with the CVT automatic transmission, it delivers 80PS of maximum power and 160Nm of peak torque. While the Amaze diesel manual offers a fuel efficiency of 24kmpl, the automatic version delivers a lesser fuel efficiency of  21kmpl.

    Also Read - 2020 Honda Amaze vs Ford Aspire - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    In this segment, apart from the Honda Amaze, there are 2 other diesel sedan options - the Hyundai Aura and the Ford Aspire. With the manual transmission, the Amaze’s power:weight and torque:weight ratios are comparable with the Aspire’s, while they are better than the Aura’s.

    Apart from the Amaze, the Aura diesel is available with an automatic transmission option, but that’s an AMT, while Amaze gets a CVT. Excepting the Amaze diesel-automatic, all these 3 cars offer the claimed fuel efficiency of around 25kmpl. 

    You can check the engine specs details and comparison of the 2020 Honda Amaze diesel in the table below:

    B2-SEGMENT SEDAN

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Honda Amaze

    Hyundai Aura

    Ford Aspire

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.5

    1.2

    1.5

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    3

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    1498cc

    1186cc

    1499cc

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    80PS @ 3600rpm

    75PS @ 4000rpm

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    Power:Weight

    95.97PS/t

    75.54PS/t

    72.82PS/t

    91.66PS/t

    Peak Torque

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    160Nm @ 1750rpm

    190Nm @ 1750 - 2250rpm

    215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    191.94Nm/t

    151.09Nm/t

    184.47Nm/t

    197.07Nm/t

    Manual

    Transmission

    5-speed

    -

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    24.7kmpl

    -

    25.35kmpl

    24.4kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    -

    CVT

    5-speed AMT

    -

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    -

    21kmpl

    25.4kmpl

    -


    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Honda Amaze?

    The Amaze is a B2-segment sedan and thus, its length is almost 4 meters. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is by far the widest car in this segment, while the Tata Tigor is the tallest. The Ford Aspire has the longest wheelbase in the segment, but the Amaze offers a more spacious boot. Like the rest of the cars in this segment, the Amaze is also available with 14-inch and 15-inch wheel sizes. 

    B2-SEGMENT SEDAN

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Honda

    Amaze

    Tata

    Tigor

    Maruti Suzuki Dzire

    Ford

    Aspire

    Hyundai

    Aura

    Length

    3995mm

    3993mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    Width

    1695mm

    1677mm

    1735mm

    1704mm

    1680mm

    Height

    1501mm

    1532mm

    1515mm

    1525mm

    1520mm

    Wheelbase

    2470mm

    2450mm

    2450mm

    2490mm

    2450mm

    Boot Space

    420-lt

    419-lt

    378-lt

    359-lt

    402-lt

    Ground Clearance

    170mm

    170mm

    170mm

    174mm

    165mm

    Fuel Tank

    35-lt

    35-lt

    37-lt

    42-lt

    37-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    175/65 R14

    175/65 R14

    165/80 R14

    175/65 R14

    165/70 R14

    Tyre Size (Top)

    175/65 R15

    175/60 R15

    185/65 R15

    195/55 R15

    175/60 R15


    Honda Amaze Diesel Variant-wise Features 

    What are the Features of 2020 Honda Amaze E Diesel?

    The Amaze E is priced at Rs 7.63 lakh. This base variant gets all the standard safety features, apart from which it offers safety features like front seatbelt pretensioners with force limiter, Day & Night IRVM, Impact Sensing Door Unlock and ISOFIX anchors. Functional features include all-4 Power Windows, door pockets and front accessory socket. 

    Style features of the E variant include body coloured bumpers, but black door handles and ORVMs. It comes with 14-inch steel wheels without wheel covers. The Honda Amaze E variant’s features details are listed below:

    HONDA AMAZE | E VARIANT FEATURES

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Std. Safety Features

    Power Windows

    Chrome Grille

    Front Seatbelts Pretensioners w/ Force Limiter

    Door Pockets

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    Day & Night IRVM

    Front Cup Holders

    Black Door Handles & ORVMs

    Impact Sensing Door Unlock

    Front Accessory Socket

    Fabric Seats

    ISOFIX

    MID

    Micro Antenna

     

    Boot Light

    R14 Steel Wheels w/out Wheel Covers


    The Amaze E lacks a handful of must-have features including - audio system with steering-mounted controls, wheel covers, body-coloured ORVMs and door handles, remote central locking and electrically adjustable ORVMs. Hence, we would suggest that you consider buying a higher variant of the Amaze and give this base variant a miss.

    What are the Features of 2020 Honda Amaze S Diesel?

    The Amaze S diesel is Rs. 55,000 more expensive than the E variant.

    HONDA AMAZE | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | DEC. 2020

     

    E MT

    Difference

    S MT

    DIESEL

    ₹7,63,000

    ₹ 55,000

    ₹8,18,000


    The S variant offers added features in all the domains of safety, entertainment, functional and style. 

    In terms of safety, this variant offers features such as remote central locking and speed sensing auto door lock, while from the entertainment perspective it has an audio system with steering-mounted controls.

    Also Read - 2020 Honda Amaze vs Tata Tigor Facelift - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    This variant adds several important functional features like tilt steering, height adjustable driver seat, electrically adjustable & foldable ORVMs, rear accessory socket and rear armrest.

    As far as style related features are concerned, the S variant adds body-coloured door handles and ORVMs, 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers and shark-fin antenna. 

    You can check all the added features of the Honda Amaze S variant over the base E variant in the table below:

    HONDA AMAZE S | FEATURES OVER E VARIANT

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Remote Central Locking

    Audio System

    Tilt Steering

    Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVMs

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Front (2) & Rear (2) Speakers

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    Full Wheel Covers

     

    Bluetooth, Aux-in & USB Connectivity

    Front Seat Adjustable Headrest

    Shark Fin Antenna

     

    Steering Mounted Controls

    Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

    Black Sash Tape on B Pillar 

       

    Rear Accessory Socket

    Piano Black Ornaments on Dashboard and Doors

       

    Rear Armrest

    Silver Finish on AC Outlet & Inside Door Handles

       

    Passenger Side Seat Back Pocket

    Dual Tone Door Panels

       

    Driver Side Power Window w/ One Touch Down

     
       

    Shift Position Indicator(CVT only)

     


    The S variant also comes with a CVT type automatic transmission option. The S diesel automatic is Rs. 80,000 more expensive than its manual counterpart.

    HONDA AMAZE | VARIANT COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | DEC. 2020

     

    S MT

    Difference

    S CVT

    DIESEL

    ₹818,000

    ₹ 80,000

    ₹8,98,000


    The Amaze S diesel is a sensible upgrade over the E variant with all its added features, as it offers good value. The S variant mostly covers all the must-have features. However, we would recommend that you consider going for the S Special Edition instead of the S variant.

    What are the Features of 2020 Honda Amaze S Special Edition Diesel?

    The Amaze S Special Edition is Rs. 12,000 costlier than the S variant.

    HONDA AMAZE DIESEL | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | DEC. 2020

     

    S

    Difference

    S SPECIAL EDITION

    MANUAL

    ₹818,000

    ₹ 12,000

    ₹8,30,000

    AUTOMATIC

    ₹8,98,000

    ₹ 12,000

    ₹9,10,000


    The S Special Edition adds in 3 more features, namely -- a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, front armrest and seat covers. It is very evident that these features are fully worth spending the additional amount of just Rs 12,000. Thus, it makes sense to buy the S Special Edition instead of the S variant. 

    It is also worth noting that the S Special Edition’s features are exclusive to this variant only, and are not available in any other higher variant.

    The following table offers a look at the additional features of the Honda Amaze S Special Edition variant:

    AMAZE S SPECIAL EDITION | FEATURES OVER S VARIANT

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment

    Front Sliding Armrest 

    Seat Covers

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Connectivity

     

    Special Edition Logo & Badging


    What are the Features of 2020 Honda Amaze V Diesel?

    The Amaze V variant is Rs. 60,000 more expensive than the S variant. As already mentioned earlier, the V variant does not offer the S Special Edition’s features. Thus, the V variant gets added features over the S variant.

    HONDA AMAZE | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | DEC. 2020

     

    S

    Difference

    V

    MANUAL

    ₹818,000

    ₹ 60,000

    ₹8,78,000

    AUTOMATIC

    ₹898,000

    ₹ 60,000

    ₹9,58,000


    Over the S variant, the V variant offers the added safety features including fog lamps and rear defogger. Other key add-on features include smart key with push-button start/stop, auto AC, LED positioning lamps and 15-inch alloy wheels.

    The added features of the V variant over the S are mentioned in the following table:

    HONDA AMAZE V VARIANT | FEATURES OVER S

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Front Fog Lamps

    SmartKey w/ Push-button Start/Stop

    LED Positioning Lamp

    Rear Windshield Defogger

    Auto AC

    R15 Alloy Wheels

     

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

     
     

    Front & Rear Mud Guard

     
     

    Driver Seat Back Pocket

     


    The Honda Amaze V variant’s added features justify the additional premium over the S variant. 

    What are the Features of 2020 Honda Amaze VX Diesel?

    The Amaze top variant - VX is Rs 48,000 more expensive than the V variant. 

    HONDA AMAZE | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | DEC. 2020

     

    V

    Difference

    VX

    MANUAL

    ₹878,000

    ₹ 48,000

    ₹9,26,000

    AUTOMATIC

    ₹9,58,000

    ₹ 41,000

    ₹9,99,000


    For this additional amount, the VX variant will offer you a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and rear parking camera. With the manual transmission, this variant comes with cruise control as well. 

    The following table offers you a look at the Honda Amaze VX variant’s additional features over the V: 

    HONDA AMAZE VX | FEATURES OVER V VARIANT

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Rear Camera With Guidelines

    7-inch 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

     
         


    According to our internal data, the VX variant’s added features do not completely justify its asking price over the V variant. 

    If you are considering buying the VX variant just for the touchscreen infotainment system, then we would recommend that you choose the V variant instead and retrofit it with a touchscreen infotainment system.

    Also Read - Honda Amaze 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions Comparison

    Honda is also offering an Exclusive Edition accessory pack with the top VX variant, that too without any additional charges. This accessory pack adds in seat covers, front armrest, illuminated sill plate and ambient lighting to make the package enticing. There is also chrome decor around the windows, fog lamps and on the boot. Of course, these features are not must-haves, but if you wish to buy the V variant and retrofit it with touchscreen infotainment system, rear parking camera and seat covers, then it is sensible to buy the VX Exclusive Edition for now.

    The Honda Amaze VX Exclusive Edition’s added features are mentioned below:

    AMAZE VX EXCLUSIVE EDITION | ADDITIONAL FEATURES

    Seat Covers

    Front Armrest

    Illuminated Sill Plate

    Chrome Around Windows, Fog Lamps and on Boot

    Ambient Lighting


    Which Variant Of The 2020 Honda Amaze Diesel Should You Buy?

    The Honda Amaze’s S Special Edition. It covers all basic and some modern-day features, and is also attractively priced over the lower variants. 

    If you wish to get a more feature-rich variant, then we recommend the V variant. However, if you are planning to buy the V and then retrofit it with an infotainment system, rear parking camera and seat covers, then for the time being, we would recommend going for the VX Exclusive Edition instead. This special accessory pack has been introduced for the festive season, and Honda is currently not charging anything extra for this over the VX variant’s price tag. 

    HONDA AMAZE Diesel | RECOMMENDATION

    Variants

    VFM Rank

    Diesel

    Recommendation

    E

    Rank 4

    Upgrade to a higher variant

    S

    Rank 2

    Better upgrade to S Special Edition

    S Special Edition

    Rank 1

    Top Recommended Variant

    V

    Rank 2

    Upgrade only for Smart Key w/ Push Start Button, Auto AC & Alloy wheels

    VX

    Rank 3

    Better buy V & install touchscreen infotainment system w/ rear parking camera

    VX Exclusive Edition

    --

    Worth buying over V variant


    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Honda Amaze?

    The Honda Amaze is available in a total 5 exterior colour options, namely - Red, White, Silver, Brown and Grey. Among these exterior colours, the base E variant is offered in only Silver and White colour choices. 

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Urban Cruiser

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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