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Old 1st March 2016, 12:45   #46
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Climate control is a welcome addition, but the buttons there have me confused. I assumed that all climate control systems have an "Auto" button, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.

Also, a manual slider for internal/external air with climate control has to be a first!
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Me thinks the base variant doesn't get auto AC going by absence of Auto button. It can be manual AC with button type controls instead of traditional knob controls. Lets wait for actual pictures.

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Me thinks the base variant doesn't get auto AC going by absence of Auto button. It can be manual AC with button type controls instead of traditional knob controls. Lets wait for actual pictures.
Spot on. This one is not a full fledged auto climate control but a standard ac unit with button type controls. A climate control should have an Auto option through which only temperature would be set and rest of the settings (air flow, temperature, fresh air mode selection) will be done automatically.
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I've just had a confirmation from my Honda SR that the new automatic Amaze gets CVT gearbox! Indeed a welcome switch from the previous 5-speed AT.
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Here is the invite received from my dealer. I can only wonder why they didn't use the auto exp expo for the launch.
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The interior changes are a notch up. A big thumbs up for it. The exterior facelift, though, isn't too excitement. Its a make or break for people.
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Webcast link for the Amaze Launch. March 3rd 12PM Onwards.

https://www.hondacarindia.com/awebcast/
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Here's the updated pricing that Honda has announced minutes ago. All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.
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Just watched the Amaze live launch. The petrol version gets a CVT and here are the trims:

S
SX
V
VX
S with CVT
VX with CVT

The prices as far as I remember are from 5.32 for the base to 8.19 or so for the top trims.

However, what put me off were:

1. The front looks worse to me now with a big protruded bumper
2. The interiors are good no doubt - but I didn't see any version with a 7" touchscreen system
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Wow. I am pleasantly surprised with the introduction of the CVT transmission. The old 5 speed was not bad but wasn't the smoothest. The CVT from the Jazz should really help the city driveability of the Amaze.

Pricing wise the CVT has increased by 20-30K vs the older AT. The top end VX CVT is a very good pick in this segment now. Only thing better is the Aspire DCT. That is till the Ameo comes with the DSG later on this year.

The MT remains nearly the same price with the new interiors and some nice features.
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The facelifted Amaze checks all my expectations except there are no reverse parking sensors/camera even in the top end version, that's an additional 9.5k from the Honda accessories store.
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I am really happy that Honda took the much needed corrective step albeit a bit late, but better late than never. I don't know how many of you would agree but the front is overdone with those fat doses of chrome. IMO the older looks were better. Also, the front overall looks heavier than the rest of the Car.

But, overall, kudos to Honda for bringing this change in an otherwise very competent Car. I truly believe this would add some nos. to the Amaza booking charts for sure after a less than satisfactory response for Jazz. In next 3 months, I am in the market for my next Car and this one looks to have made to my TD list as the older one was a no show.
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Here is a quick summary of features :

- Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
- Dual SRS (Supplemental Restraint System Airbag)
- Newly designed Front Bumper and Dual Chrome Front Grill
- All-New Dual tone Futuristic cockpit styled Instrument Panel with Silver accents
- 3D Speedometer design with Multi Information Display (MID)
- Newly designed premium seat fabric
- Integrated Bluetooth Audio System with Hands Free Telephone (HFT)
- Mobile Phone Audio Streaming
- Automatic Air Conditioner with a neat knob-less design and digital display
- Big Screen Digital Display with Digital AC controls
- Color options : Bluish Titanium Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Taffeta White and Orchid White Pearl.

* Availability of features depends on the variant.

Source : https://www.hondacarindia.com/mediaC...aspx?pr_id=366
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The CVT is a surprise. Looks like Honda is going the All CVT way. Welcome changes to the Amaze. So Honda seems to be positioning this as a more premium compact sedan. Makes it more similar to the Jazz also.

Disappointing to see dual airbags only on the top 2 variants and not even ABS in the lower variants.

Spec Sheet from the official site.



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Went to Honda for city TD but was greeted by this and the SA insisted we unveil the car. What's surprising was the fact that CVT makes slightly more power than the MT.


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