Honda has scheduled the launch of 2nd-gen Amaze facelift for 18th August 2021. Production and dealer shipments have already begun. Interested customers can book the car online through ‘Honda from Home‘ platform or offline at authorized dealerships across India.
The 2nd-gen Amaze has so far gathered a mixed market response. Where on one hand there are reports of serious quality concerns, the car still manages to sell in decent numbers on the other. As the following line chart clearly shows, it has held on to a decent 2nd position for most part of this year.
Let us talk about the 2021 Honda Amaze facelift and what it has to offer.
There’s a bit of a disappointment when it comes to feature updates. And Honda being Honda, this disappointment could continue when it’s time for the price reveal. As of now, the Amaze (pre-facelift) costs anywhere between 6.32 lakhs to 11.11 lakhs depending on the variant of choice. Overpriced already if you ask me, especially the diesel trims.
Anyway, the Amaze facelift will be offered in 3 trim levels, namely E, S and VX.
2021 Honda Amaze Facelift Changes
Amaze E Variant Onwards
- Dust & Pollen filter
Amaze S Variant Onwards
- New LED Position Lights
- New LED Tail Lamps
- Satin Silver Interior Accents
- Leather-finish Gear Lever Boot
Amaze VX Variant
- Automatic LED Projector Headlamps
- LED Front Fog Lamps
- New LED DRLs
- 15-inch Diamond-Cut Alloy Wheels
- Chrome Outer Door Handles
- Reverse Camera with Multi-view and Guidelines
The car remains unchanged on the inside barring the addition of Satin Silver touches across the cabin. Cosmetic changes to the exteriors have been highlighted in this teaser video from Honda.
Unfortunately, the Amaze, even in its facelifted avatar, continues to flog the same engines for close to 8 years now with no substantial upgrades. There’s a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol, that pumps out 89 BHP and 110 Nm, and a 1.5-litre diesel with 99 BHP and 200 Nm on tap, both of which were updated last year to meet BS6 standards.
However, the availability of a CVT paired with both petrol and diesel engines, apart from a standard 5-speed stick shift, is a major saving grace. Competition, in the form of Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Aura and Ford Aspire, still makes do with jerky AMTs.
Also, Honda has confirmed that some dealers have leftover stock of the outgoing model which can be purchased at discounted rates.
2021 Honda Amaze Facelift
For many customers, Honda Amaze is an entry platform into the Japanese brand. It seems to continue with the old proven formula even in its latest iteration. There are a few misses in the Amaze (sunroof for instance, and the iffy feature distribution) but there’s no denying that it is a capable product, especially in terms of space management and powertrain choices. However, we wish Honda had been more generous in the features department with a presumption that the facelift will bring with it a decent price hike.