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.
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.
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
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
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
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
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.
Rs. 9,26,000 (Diesel MT) | August 2021 Ex-Showroom
Safety & Entertainment
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
R14 Wheel Covers
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
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.
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.
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
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
100PS @ 3600rpm
80PS @ 3600rpm
75PS @ 4000rpm
100PS @ 3750rpm
200Nm @ 1750rpm
160Nm @ 1750rpm
190Nm @ 1750 - 2250rpm
215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm
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.