Honda has taken the success of its pre-lift design as a guide and made this facelift. The car receives only minor updates. It now has a new front grille that features a few chrome strips and gives it an Accord-like appearance. These elements are essential in today’s age. The new LED projector headlights have integrated LED daytime running lamps. The pre-facelift version had only halogen position lamps and headlights.
While the bumper design is unchanged, the fog light housings have been updated with inverted-L chrome treatment. These lights also get LED treatment which improves the visibility ahead. The changes to the sides are limited to the chrome door handles and new 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels in diamond-cut from the last-gen City. The rear profile now features C-shaped LED taillights and a chrome garnish at its lower portion.
The Honda Amaze is 3995mm long, 1695mm wide and 1501mm high. The wheelbase is set at 2470mm and there’s 165mm of ground clearance available.
The Honda Amaze’s silhouette is the same, but the styling has been updated to bring new life to the sub-4-metre sedan.
Amaze Interior 2021
The interior is the same as before-facelift. The new silver accents on both the dashboard and steering wheel blend well with the black-and-beige interior color scheme. New beige seat fabrics were also added to the top-end trim. Digital 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system has been transferred from the pre-facelift model. It offers Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity options. The trunk also features a dust and pollution filter, a chrome finish on AC vents, and a new interior lining.
The Honda Amaze also features all four power windows and keyless entry. It also has an engine start/stop button, engine stop button, engine start/stop, engine starter/stop, cruise control, reverse camera, as well as power-folding ORVMs and manual IRVMs.
The interior updates are very limited, just like the exterior. Amaze’s facelifted version still lacks a driver armrest, rear AC vents, and auto-dimming IRVM.
Amaze 2021 Performance
Honda Amaze is available with two engines: a 1.2L petrol engine or a 1.5L diesel. The engines come standard with a 5-speed stickshift and an optional CVT unit. The petrol produces 90 PS maximum power and 110 Nm peak torque. The 1.5L diesel motor generates 100PS and 200Nm with a 5-speed manual, but slightly less with the CVT 80 PS and 160 Nm. Although the engine revs up to 6700 RPM, the mid-range is still weak. The CVT-equipped model has a better power delivery.
This is the petrol engine that runs more smoothly at idle. Even at higher engine speeds, it is almost silent and only becomes audible when hard-pressed. It is also quieter than the petrol, but it can be quite loud when pushed very hard. You can feel vibrations at the wheel.
The diesel version is for you if you enjoy driving long distances and are looking for a great fuel economy. The diesel CVT is a comfortable sedan that can be driven in any weather conditions. We have tested it extensively. The oil-burner transmission is responsive, and the Sports model of CVT allows you to rev until the limit, regardless of which one you choose.
The Honda Amaze sedan is the only one that offers a CVT-diesel combination. If you like the convenience and great fuel mileage, this is the car for you. If you are looking for a cleaner, more efficient motor and less running costs, the petrol engine is available.
Ride and handling with Amaze 2021
The Honda Amaze’s suspension is soft, and it can feel good on bumpy roads at high speeds. However, the more sharp roads will require your attention. Bumping can cause discomfort and reduce ride quality at lower speeds. A full load can lead to the possibility of the underbelly being scraped by speed breakers.
Diesel Amaze’s steering is very heavy. This may allow you to move in a straight line at highway speeds. However, cornering is not as precise as other models. The steering can feel heavy even at lower speeds. This could be a problem. The soft suspension setup causes a lot of body roll. The brakes are what still make the Amaze stand out. They are responsive and can be brought to a halt at speeds up to triple-digits.
Although the Honda Amaze has a good ride quality on most surfaces, it could be better at low speeds over steep undulations. The steering should also be lighter.
Safety Amaze 2021
The Global NCAP has awarded Honda Amaze a 4-star safety rating. The adult passenger protection score was 14.08, while the child protection score was only 8.16. This compact sedan comes with dual airbags, an electronic brake-force distribution system, hill hold control and ISOFIX child seat mounts. It also has front seat belt warning and high-speed alert systems.
The Honda Amaze’s body is strong, and the Global NCAP rating has awarded it 4-stars. However, for parents travelling with toddlers, it is important to ensure that child passenger protection is not compromised.