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Being a Honda fan, I look forward to the next generation Amaze

The Honda Amaze is quite a good car and while there is some scope for improvement, most of the negatives are minor and in terms of the overall experiences with the vehicle, I’ve been quite happy and satisfied because it is a no-nonsense car that delivers what you want it to. However, the Amaze competes in the highly aggressive compact sedan segment and most of its rivals are much newer there and they offer good propositions too. We don’t see Honda launching any major update for the Amaze in the near future and the automaker is likely to launch the next generation of the car only next year.

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The Amaze should have got the 6-speed gearbox from the Jazz

What’s Cool

* Spacious & practical interiors with good space and storage bins
* Engine has very good performance and efficiency
* Fun to drive nature of the car

What’s Not So Cool

* Misses out on some equipment

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The styling of the Amaze offends none

Testers’ Note:

“I just drove the Honda Amaze a couple of times when we were shooting. This compact sedan offers an airy cabin feel but what I really like is the drive experience as the steering offers feel and the oil burner is very punchy. The rear seat space is more than abundant and this is a car which satisfies the quest of those Honda fans who are on a budget.” – Faisal Khan, Editor, MotorBeam.
“The Honda Amaze was my favourite compact sedan at one point of time because of the proper three box design and the strong performance from the i-DTEC motor. It is still quite fun to drive but some of the new rivals have much more to offer than the Amaze which feels a bit dated now. I believe the next gen Amaze will change the game once again.” – Aariz Rizvi, Assitant Editor, MotorBeam.
“I am a fan of most Honda cars and I had made it clear to the team that I won’t swap my long termer with anyone. I totally loved driving the Amaze daily because of its chuckable nature and that punchy engine. I didn’t really experience the rear seat much but I can say that this compact sedan is very good not just in terms of driving mannerisms but also in comfort and practicality.” – Parth Gohil, Senior Road Tester, MotorBeam.
“Since I was visiting Mumbai for a while, I needed a car to get around. It was the Amaze out of our long term garage which I got. Me being completely averse to compact sedans, I wasn’t particularly excited about the Amaze too. However, its adequately powerful engine and excellent city driving manners kept me happy during my stint with it. It does lack a lot of good-to-have features which its rivals have, but it has all the essentials.” – Aman Sancheti, International Correspondent, MotorBeam.
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The Amaze rivals the Dzire, Ameo, Figo Aspire, Xcent & Tigor

Further Reading

Honda Amaze Facelift Long Term Review – First Report
Honda Amaze Facelift Review
Honda Amaze Review
Honda Amaze Long Term Review – Final Report
Maruti DZire vs Honda Amaze vs Tata Zest vs Hyundai Xcent
Honda Amaze vs Ford Aspire vs Hyundai Xcent vs Tata Zest