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

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

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

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

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.

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