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WATCH: The new Honda Amaze in 60 seconds

2018-12-24 09:00

Khaya Dondolo, Janine Van der Post

honda amaze

honda amaze

Earlier in October Honda launched a sedan model to succeed its Brio model in the local market.

The Honda Amaze is offered with two equipment levels – Trend and Comfort – with all models featuring a comprehensive array of active and standard safety features.

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Honda has amended many improvements when building the new Amaze. It is more composed on the road and a much better looking sedan with sharper lines and design features.

The manual-transmission Amaze models achieve a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 5.6-litres/100km, while the CVT version is only slightly thirstier at 5.7-itres/100 km. 

Pricing 

Prices start from R179 900 for the 1.2 Trend to R208 900 for the range-topper 1.2 Comfort CVT.

The single engine option can be mated to a 5-speed manual or CVT gearbox.

Honda Amaze

Wheels24's Janine Van der Post says: The new Honda Amaze made its way into the semi-finalists round of the 2019 SA Car of the Year competition.

While the Japanese has of late been considered more of a premium brand, the Amaze opens itself up to the lower segment and offers a more affordable alternative to those looking for a small, family vehicle as a budget-orientated.

So it might not be the prettiest flower in the garden, and has similar looks to a Pug but they are actually adorable, loving pets. So too with the Amaze. It has sharper design lines to try and keep its looks in the family, especially with its redesigned front end, making the grille look more uniformed to the rest of its siblings in the stable.

It's most certainly a step up in the looks department from the previous version too. Inside the car, design is simplistic yet modern. The interior is spacious, comfortable and even the dashboard is 'technology driven', claims the automaker, to make driving as seamless as possible for the driver.

The 1.2-litre model in the Comfort model is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and delivers 66kW and 110Nm which makes it easy on the road and suffice enough to hold its own on the highway. It's obviously great for city driving or for cruising on the longer road.

As an entry-level vehicle, it makes a good choice for first-time buyers or small families, especially as it has a good-sized boot too.

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