The Honda Amaze has found itself in the Wheels24 garage. Launched in October 2018, the little car has redefined itself as a new standard of compact sedans.
Larger than its predecessor and sporting improved tech, Honda's Amaze sedan has quickly made its presence felt in South Africa since its launch in 2018.
The petrol engine is very refined and it delivers adequate performance, in cities though it can struggle along uphills and when a brisk pull-away is required.
It’s only when pushed beyond 3000rpm that the engine feels its most energetic and those who love driving will rev it hard but most of its target customers will probably settle for mild-mannered driving, which the Amaze was built for.
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The Amaze has been tuned to deliver comfort and its refined suspension is great at absorbing bumps and undulations.
Honda has delivered a comfortable, spacious sedan that’s well suited for first-time families and since its launch has become a regular among rental and Uber fleets.
My biggest gripe is that the interior harks back the 90s; hard plastics, beige/cream coloured upholstery and minimal tech. Given its size and price point, most won't mind its throwback cabin.
A boon, however, is its Bluetooth connectivity, central locking (standard) and electronic side-mirrors.
Overall, it's composed and comfortable on the road and offers first-time families a decently-sized, practical vehicle at an affordable price-point.
Model: Amaze Trend 1.2 Manual
Engine type - SOHC i-VTEC 16V Displacement (cm3) 1199 Power (kw @r/min) 66/6000 Torque (Nm @r/min) 110/4800 Compression Ratio 10,1 CO2 emissions (g/km) 133 Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 12,3
Maximum Speed 160 Fuel Consumption (93/116/EC)
Combined (l/100km) 5,6
Seat Up (litres, VDA) - 420
Fuel Tank Capacity - 35
Warranty (km): 5years or 200 000km Service plan: 2years or 30 000km Service intervals (km) 15000km AA Roadside Assist 3 Year