Honda Amaze Facelift

Honda Amaze Facelift Revealed: Unveiling the Exciting Changes You Need to See!

Honda has recently released an updated version of the Amaze, a compact sedan that has been praised for its spaciousness, versatility, and overall value. Despite facing competition from other cars in its class, the Amaze has consistently remained a popular choice among consumers. The latest refresh brings cosmetic changes and added features to the sedan, raising the question of whether these updates have made the Amaze even more appealing. While it has only been a few years since the Amaze received a significant overhaul, the mid-life refresh may have improved the car’s popularity.

What Are The Changes?

Honda’s Amaze has always been a good-looking vehicle. The facelift did rejuvenate the appearance, but it wasn’t terribly noticeable. In fact, unless you take the time to really look, you might not notice. New automated LED projector headlights, daytime running lights, and fog lamps, as well as two new chrome slats on the grille (similar to the Accord’s), can be found up front.

New, fourth-generation-inspired 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels are also included. These are still fitted with undersized 1757 tyres, though. LED taillights and a chrome accent on the bumper are new additions at the vehicle’s rear. In addition, its new Meteoroid Grey colour scheme is not to be overlooked.

Besides the new stitching on the beige upholstery, the front map lamps, the multi-view rear camera angles, and the leather cover for the gear lever, the cabin is otherwise unchanged. We think these hardly matter, and once again, aren’t even evident if you’re not familiar with the pre-facelift Amaze.

The well-organized dashboard is a standout feature of the cabin. The lightening and upbeat effects of the beige and black colour scheme are impressive. Even though it’s made of plastic, the overall build quality is remarkable. If you’re only going to be in the car for a short while, the padding will make you feel right at home.

Still Sensible

Automatic LED projector headlights and foglights are included in the redesign of the Amaze’s lighting system. In the base model, you get automatic climate control, cruise control, paddle shifters (for the petrol CVT), a rearview camera, push-button start, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the downside, it doesn’t have several desirable features like as leather upholstery for the steering wheel, rear air conditioning vents, or paddle shifters for the combined diesel-CVT drivetrain. Honda could have made a better product by adding a wireless charger, a more advanced MID, or, at the the least, adjustable back seat head restraints.

The interior is well thought out as well, with a litre bottle container on every door, a huge glove box, two cup holders on the centre console, a phone dock, and two USB ports in the front, and a centre armrest with integrated cup holders in the back. We wished, however, that the rear headrests were adjustable and that there was a USB port available.

Patient Petrol!




Fuel Efficiency

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1.2-litre Petrol-CVT




First, we had a spin in the petrol-manual setup, which features a 1.2-liter engine producing 90 hp and a 5-speed manual transmission. Subsequently, we took the CVT for a spin. The gasoline engine’s power output is adequate for daily driving in the city, but it’s clearly one of the vehicle’s weak spots.

First of all, the engine is tuned and has a nice pickup. The sedan will ‘amaze’ you even in heavy congestion. However, it struggles in the middle of its rev range and lacks impressive acceleration. Overtaking is difficult because the engine lacks the necessary power. However, after you get it up to about 2500-3000 RPM, it starts to pick up speed. It’s therefore common practise to downshift or wait for the engine to speed up so that you can move off. Particularly noticeable in hilly areas or on dual carriageways where swift overtakes are required is the car’s lack of power.

Commuters would be well served by a gasoline-CVT system. It works well with the engine’s design to provide a comfortable ride. Choose the gasoline continuously variable transmission if you plan on spending a lot of time staring at your rearview mirror. Likewise, the handbook warns that you shouldn’t anticipate anything particularly thrilling.

Punchy Diesel




Fuel Efficiency

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1.5-litre Diesel-CVT




The Amaze’s 1.5-liter diesel engine produces 100PS, which is the polar opposite of the petrol engine’s punch and excitement. This motor has a healthy midrange and revs smoothly. Another perk is that you don’t have to waste time and effort moving down the gears because there is plenty of torque available even at low RPMs. You’ll love how much torque it provides at low RPMs and how quickly it reacts to your input. Some people may find that the engine has a little jittery feel, though. The diesel-CVT drivetrain wasn’t available for this test, but we’ll be driving one soon.

It may be difficult to use the clutch in heavy traffic because of how heavy it is. Conversely, the five-speed transmission is very smooth and has short throws. The diesel is our top selection for driving everywhere, including the interstate and around town.


The updated Amaze’s suspension design further emphasises the car’s urban focus. It’s on the suppler side, so it rides well over bumps. The Amaze makes sure there is no harshness, but you will feel the undulations (there is some movement in the cabin).

Both the front and back seats offer comfortable seating options. In the back, you’ll notice how the Amaze seemingly floats over bumps in the road, providing a ride quality comparable to that of a luxury sedan and making short or long trips around town or on the highway a breeze. Although it would be ideal if it returned to its original shape after bumps a little more quickly, most customers will be pleased with the cushioning features.

The wheel is well-balanced, but not overly rounded. It has a nimble, manoeuvrable feel around the city and a solid, stable feel at higher speeds. This is not, however, a sporting arrangement. If you try to force it through tight curves, you’ll notice a lack of coordination and a sluggishness to respond to sudden changes in course.

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