Honda has launched the new Amaze compact sedan in South Africa. Take a look at specification and pricing for the new model.
Honda welcomes its new budget-conscious Amaze sedan to the local market this week. A total of 3 Amaze derivatives will be on offer in Trend and Comfort trim guises.
Honda believes that the new Amaze, which was developed from the ground up, will appeal to start-up families, young singles and mature motorists. There is no doubt that the Amaze will also appeal to the rental industry and ride services such as Uber.
A 4-cylinder, 1.2-litre petrol engine does service in the new Amaze and it offers 66 kW and 110 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on the entry-level Amaze Trend and Amaze Comfort derivatives, the latter of which is also offered with a new-generation Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
The Honda Amaze weighs only 900 kg, which contributes to reduced fuel economy with Honda claiming a 5.6 L/100 km for the manual and 5.7 L/100 km for the CVT.
Interior and Features
The Amaze's interior is equipped with the basics and is offered in either Trend or Comfort trim.
The Amaze’s dashboard features gloss piano black detail,s while the instrument cluster is equipped with analogue speed and tachometer dials as well as a trip computer.
The seats are upholstered in cloth, but synthetic leather seat covers can be ordered as a no-cost option. A basic 4-speaker sound system is fitted with FM/AM radio functionality, as well as MP3 playback and Bluetooth functionality. USB and auxiliary audio sockets are standard, plus the audio system's functions can be controlled via the multifunction steering wheel. There are storage spaces in all 4 door mouldings and cup holders are located in the centre console and in the rear armrest to service rear passengers. Boot space is claimed at 420-litres, which is 20-litre larger than the previous Brio Amaze model.
In terms of safety, 2 front airbags are standard, as is ABS with EBD. Front and rear inertia-reel seatbelts are fitted and ISOfix child seat anchors are included.
The 1.2 Trend is fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels, a shark fin antenna and a high-mounted brake light, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, manual air conditioning and central locking system. The .2 Comfort adds features such as colour-coded mirrors and door handles, fog lights, auto air-con, electric side mirrors and automatic door locking.
The 1.2 Comfort CVT, meanwhile, comes equipped with gearshift paddles located behind the steering wheel.
All Amaze derivatives are offered with 4 new exterior colours including White Orchid Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Radiant Red Metallic.
We are driving the new Honda Amaze at launch this week so look out for our launch report coming your way soon.
Honda Amaze - Price in SA
Honda Amaze 1.2 Trend Manual - R179 900
Honda Amaze 1.2 Comfort Manual - R193 900
Honda Amaze 1.2 Comfort CVT - R208 900
The Honda Amaze is sold with a 5-year/200 000km warranty, 2-year/30 000km service plan and 3-year AA Roadside Assistance package.