After the first leaked picture of the upcoming Honda Amaze facelift hit online last week, a batch of new pictures that show rear, side profile and interior of the Honda Cars India's (HCIL) compact sedan emerged online. With the rumoured launch date of March 3, the facelift version features a design tweak in line with its elder sibling, the City.
The new pictures from Gaadiwaadi.com show a new front grille with thick chrome line. The headlamps get smoke treatment and the front bumper has been tweaked to house these changes. Being a midlife facelift, the side profile of the car remains untouched, while the rear gets newly designed tail-lamps.
The major change comes in the form of all-new dashboard, which is derived from the BR-V SUV, yet-to-be-launched in India. When Honda launched Amaze in India in 2013, one of the major criticisms was the outdated dashboard. In the latest avatar, the round AC vent has made way to a rectangular one. The centre of dash will get automatic climate control and 2-DIN music system. The top-spec variants will get a touchscreen entertainment system.
Under the hood, the Amaze is expected to pack the same i-VTEC petrol and i-DTEC diesel engines. The four-cylinder 1,198cc petrol develops 86.7bhp at 6,000rpm and 109Nm of torque at 4,500rpm available with five-speed manual and automatic transmission options. The four-cylinder 1,498cc diesel engine develops 99bhp at 3,600rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm mated to five-speed manual transmission.