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Honda to inspire awe with the new Amaze

With two equipment levels - Trend and Comfort - on offer, Amaze buyers have a choice of features.

Honda has upped the ante once more with a number of changes and upgrades that will see the Amaze find further favour with local buyers.

As before, Honda’s renowned i-VTEC engine technology ensures that the Amaze has the performance to match its looks, while delivering exceptional fuel efficiency.

With two equipment levels – Trend and Comfort – on offer, Amaze buyers have a choice of features. High levels of standard equipment and uncompromising safety remain a priority on all models, though.

Additional peace of mind is provided by a two-year/30 000km service plan.


Interior execution

All new models now come standard with full-black interior upholstery, doing away with the two-tone beige and black design of the previous model.

The centre stack houses a sound system with FM/AM radio functionality, as well as MP3 playback and Bluetooth, which allows hands-free telephony and music streaming. In addition, the four-speaker system also provides USB connectivity and an AUX socket. A multifunction steering wheel provides safe and convenient satellite control of the audio system.

Thanks to a wheelbase that is 2 470mm long, the interior offers ample leg and headroom both front and rear, while a class-leading boot capacity of 420 litres ensures that the Amaze can swallow a generous amount of cargo.


Drivetrain and dynamics

The new Amaze is powered by a proven four-cylinder engine. The 1 199cc unit employs Honda’s i-VTEC intelligent valve timing management system, ensuring optimum performance and fuel efficiency. The maximum power output is 66kW/110Nm.

Fuel consumption is indexed at 5.6 litres/100km or slightly thirstier at 5.7 litres/100km on the CVT derivative.


Safety

All Honda Amaze models are fitted with dual front airbags, inertia reel seatbelts front and rear, and Isofix child seat anchors. On the active safety front, ABS brakes with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) are standard.

Pricing starts at R209 100 and includes a full five-year/200 000km warranty, as well as a two-year/30 000km service plan, and a three-year AA Roadside Assistance package. Scheduled services are at 15 000km intervals.

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