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    August 2021 - New Honda Amaze Facelift Diesel Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Monday, Aug 30 2021

    In this variants explained article, you'll find out which variant of the new Honda Amaze diesel you should buy based on the latest August 2021 price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the new Amaze facelift's diesel variants and the features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Honda Amaze facelift with its competitors and other diesel-powered B2-segment sedans like Hyundai Aura and Ford Aspire.

     

    Honda Amaze Diesel Variants

    What Are The Pros And Cons Of The Honda Amaze Facelift Diesel?

    The pros or advantages of Amaze diesel are:

    • Option of a diesel engine - only a handful of sub-4m sedans have this option 
    • Not only do you have the option of diesel with automatic, but the CVT type automatic is also of the smooth and premium variety
    • Decent list of features like keyless entry, LED projector headlamps, rear armrest, auto AC, power mirrors, etc.
    • At least with the manual transmission, the Amaze diesel has good fuel efficiency and torque-to-weight figures
    • Best-in-class boot space of 420 litres (Tigor is 419 litres)

    The Honda Amaze facelift diesel has the following shortcomings or problems:

    • Diesel engine carries a huge premium over petrol with on-road price differences stretching as much as Rs. 2.5 lakh
    • You’ll have to drive the Amaze diesel 1.1 lakh to 1.6 lakh km to breakeven or recover the higher upfront cost for the diesel engine
    • Diesel automatic is only available in one variant
    • Diesel-automatic has 20% less power, 20% less torque and 15% lower fuel efficiency
    • Diesel-automatic doesn’t get cruise control

    What Is The Latest August 2021 Price Of The Honda Amaze Facelift?

    With the manual transmission, the Amaze diesel starts at Rs. 8.66 lakh and tops out at Rs. 10.25 lakh. The automatic transmission is only available in the top-spec VX variant for an additional premium of Rs. 90,000. Compared to the Amaze petrol, these prices are Rs. 2.03 - 2.34 lakh higher.

    The new Honda Amaze diesel carries over the large price gap between the petrol and diesel variants. We can partially blame these high prices on the skyrocketing metal prices in the international markets. Diesel engines work on significantly higher compression ratios and need a lot more metal to deal with such high pressures. High input costs could be one of the reasons for such high price differences between Amaze petrol and Amaze diesel.

    Also Read - Honda Amaze Petrol Variants Explained Which One To Buy

    NEW HONDA AMAZE FACELIFT DIESEL

    AUGUST 2021 PRICE LIST

    Variant

    Petrol

    Difference

    Diesel

     

    Manual

    E

    Rs. 6,32,000

    Rs. 2,34,000

    Rs. 8,66,000

    S

    Rs. 7,16,000

    Rs. 2,10,000

    Rs. 9,26,000

    VX

    Rs. 8,22,000

    Rs. 2,03,000

    Rs. 10,25,000

     

    Automatic

    S

    Rs. 8,06,000

    -

    -

    VX

    Rs. 9,05,000

    Rs. 2,10,000

    Rs. 11,15,000

    New Honda Amaze Facelift Diesel E - Base Model Features & Review

    The base E variant of the Honda Amaze facelift costs Rs. 8.66 lakh, which is Rs. 2.34 lakh more than the petrol model.

    The base variant of the new Honda Amaze comes with a few notable features like a day/night mirror, all power windows and a boot lamp, among others. However, it misses out on a bunch of essential features like remote central locking, steering-mounted controls, a music system, a rear armrest and wheel covers. We can’t recommend this variant even if you are on a budget. For a decent ownership experience, consider upgrading to the S variant.

    HONDA AMAZE | E VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 8,66,000 (Diesel MT) | August 2021 Ex-Showroom

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Std. Safety Features

    All Power Windows

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    Front Seatbelts Pretensioner w/ Load Limiter

    All Door Pockets

    Black Door HandlesORVMs

    Day & Night IRVM

    Front Power Outlet

    Fabric Seats

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    MID

    Micro Antenna

    ISOFIX

    Boot Lamp

    R14 Steel Wheels w/out Wheel Covers

       

    Black Flap-type ORVMs

     

    New Honda Amaze Diesel E vs S Variant - Price And Features Comparison

    The price difference between the Amaze facelift diesel E and S variant is Rs. 60,000 and costs Rs. 9.26 lakh (ex-showroom). The Amaze diesel S variant is Rs. 2.1 lakh more expensive than the S petrol manual.

    HONDA AMAZE | PRICE COMPARISON

     

    E MT

    Difference

    S MT

    Petrol 

    Rs. 6,32,000

    Rs. 84,000

    Rs. 7,16,000

    Difference

    Rs. 2,34,000

     

    Rs. 2,10,000

    Diesel

    Rs. 8,66,000

    Rs. 60,000

    Rs. 9,26,000

     

    For the additional Rs. 60,000, the Amaze diesel S variant gets a bunch of essential features like body-coloured door handles and mirrors, tilt steering, wheel covers, height-adjustable driver seat, power mirrors, music system, steering-mounted controls, rear armrest, boot lid liner, LED position lamps and LED tail lamps. For these features, the S variant of the new Honda Amaze diesel S variant easily justifies an upgrade. This is because the price jump is also smaller compared to the gap between the petrol E and S variants.

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    HONDA AMAZE S | FEATURES OVER E

    Rs. 9,26,000 (Diesel MT) | August 2021 Ex-Showroom

    Safety & Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Remote Central Locking

    Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

    Rear Power Outlet

    Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    Boot Lid Underside Lining

    LED Positioning Lamps

    Bluetooth, Aux-in & USB Connectivity

    Adjustable Front Headrests

    Passenger Vanity Mirror

    Shark Fin Antenna

    4 Speakers

    Tilt Steering

    Dual Horn

    R14 Wheel Covers

    Audio System

     

    Rear Armrest

    LED Tail Lamps

    Steering Mounted Controls

       

    Chrome Fog Lamp Detailing

    New Honda Amaze Diesel S vs VX Variant - Price And Features Comparison

    The price difference between the Amaze facelift diesel S and VX variant is Rs. 99,000 and it costs Rs. 10,25 lakh with the manual transmission (ex-showroom). The VX diesel automatic is another Rs. 90,000 more expensive at Rs. 11.15 lakh.

    NEW HONDA AMAZE FACELIFT DIESEL

    S vs VX | AUGUST 2021 PRICE COMPARISON

     

    S MT

    Difference

    VX MT

    Difference

    VX CVT

    Petrol 

    Rs. 7,16,000

    Rs. 1,06,000

    Rs. 8,22,000

    Rs. 83,000

    Rs. 9,05,000

    Difference

    Rs. 2,10,000

     

    Rs. 2,03,000

     

    Rs. 2,10,000

    Diesel

    Rs. 9,26,000

    Rs. 99,000

    Rs. 10,25,000

    Rs. 90,000

    Rs. 11,15,000

     

    The notable additional features of the Amaze diesel VX variant are auto AC, keyless entry, machined alloy wheels, rear defogger, LED projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment, paddle shifters with the automatic and cruise control. It’s worth noting that cruise control is only available with the manual transmission. While the price difference between the S manual and VX manual is easily justified, the VX CVT is not an easy recommendation. The price difference is almost similar but it still misses out on the cruise control, which is not only a desirable feature but also more usable with the automatic.

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    Strictly based on the value-for-money, the VX diesel is worth buying over the S variant.

    HONDA AMAZE VX | FEATURES OVER S

    Rs. 10,25,000 (Diesel MT) | Rs. 11,15,000 (Diesel AT) | August 2021 Ex-Showroom

    Safety & Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    Driver Seat Back Pocket

    Cruise Control (MT)

    R15 Machined Alloy Wheels

    7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Paddle Shifters (CVT)

    Driver Side Window w/ One-touch Up & Pinch Guard

    Chrome Door Handles

    LED Projector Headlamps

    Push-button Start/Stop

    Extra USB Ports

    LED DRLs

    Rear Parking Camera

    Auto AC

    Mud Guards

    Larger MID

    Rear Defogger

    Auto Headlamps

    Keyless Entry

     

    LED Fog Lamps

         

    Voice Commands

         

    IR Remote Control

         

     

    Which Variant Of The New Honda Amaze Diesel Should You Buy In August 2021?

    The base variant of the Amaze diesel is too basic and not worth considering. The S is very balanced and also costs under Rs. 10 lakh. So, it’s not only below the 7-figure psychological barrier but will also incur lower registration fees in most states.

    The VX variant is worth upgrading over the S variant from a value perspective. You can consider upgrading to this if you don’t mind breaching the 10-lakh mark.

    Also Read - Hyundai Venue Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

    Automatic transmission is only available with the VX variant and it costs another Rs. 90,000. It has lower power, torque and efficiency than the manual. Moreover, it doesn’t get the cruise control, which further makes it difficult to recommend the Amaze diesel automatic. But, this is the only car in the segment with a premium automatic transmission with a diesel engine. So, you don’t have much choice either if those are your priorities.

    HONDA AMAZE DIESEL | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    E MT

    Rank 3

    Rs. 8,66,000

    Not recommended

    S MT

    Rank 1

    Rs. 9,26,000

    Top recommended

    VX MT

    Rank 2

    Rs. 10,25,000

    Can upgrade

    VX CVT

    -

    Rs. 11,15,000

    The only variant with automatic transmission

    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Honda Amaze Diesel?

    The new Amaze facelift continues with the same petrol and diesel engines. This means it gets the same 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine with 100PS of power and 200Nm of torque. The mileage figures also remain intact and promises 24.7kmpl with the manual and 21kmpl with the automatic.

    Please note that the Amaze diesel’s power and torque output drops by 20% with the automatic. At the same time, the diesel automatic’s fuel efficiency is also 15% lower than the diesel manual.

    NEW HONDA AMAZE FACELIFT VS B2-SEGMENT SEDANS RIVALS

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

     

    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

    95.15PS/t

    74.91PS/t

    72.82PS/t

    91.66PS/t

    Peak Torque

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    160Nm @ 1750rpm

    190Nm @ 1750 - 2250rpm

    215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    190.29Nm/t

    149.81Nm/t

    184.47Nm/t

    197.07Nm/t

    Manual

    Transmission

    5-speed

    -

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual

    Claimed FE

    24.7kmpl

    -

    25.35kmpl

    23.5kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    -

    CVT

    5-speed AMT

    -

    Automatic

    Claimed FE

    -

    21.0kmpl

    25.4kmpl

    -

     

    What Are The Dimensions Of The Honda Amaze Facelift?

    The new Honda Amaze facelift retains the same dimensions as before and holds on to the title of the ‘car with the biggest boot space’ among sub-4m diesel sedans. Other than that, the Amaze facelift is a standard affair with middle-of-the-road dimension specs for the class, which should meet the needs of most compact sedan buyers.

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    NEW HONDA AMAZE FACELIFT VS B2-SEGMENT SEDANS RIVALS

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Amaze

    Aspire

    Aura

    Length

    3995mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    Width

    1695mm

    1704mm

    1680mm

    Height

    1501mm

    1525mm

    1520mm

    Wheelbase

    2470mm

    2490mm

    2450mm

    Boot Space

    420-lt

    359-lt

    402-lt

    Ground Clearance

    170mm

    174mm

    165mm

    Fuel Tank

    35-lt

    42-lt

    37-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    175/65 R14

    175/65 R14

    165/70 R14

    Tyre Size (Top)

    175/65 R15

    195/55 R15

    175/60 R15

    What Are The Colour Options Of The Honda Amaze Facelift?

    The Amaze facelift is available in the following 5 colour options:

    • White
    • Silver
    • Grey
    • Red
    • Brown

    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, Brezza

           

    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

    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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