The 2021 Honda Amaze facelift has been officially launched in India by Honda Cars India, with prices ranging from Rs. 6.32 lakh to Rs. 11.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated model includes several styling changes as well as new and revised features, and it is the first mid-life facelift for the second-generation Amaze, which debuted in 2018. The facelifted Honda Amaze is still available in three key variants – E, S, and VX – and, with the exception of the base trims, all three trims now have a CVT automatic transmission option. While the petrol version retains two CVT automatic variants – S and VX – the diesel CVT option is now only available in the VX trim.
The 2021 Honda Amaze retains the majority of its previous design elements, but the Japanese automaker has added a slew of premium exterior features. Among the changes are a new grille with a new chrome slat, new LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lamps, and new LED foglamps. The previous Amaze came with only halogen lights. The top-of-the-line model now has new dual-tone 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and chrome door handles, which add a premium touch, and the taillamps now have LED lights.
The layout and most design elements of the cabin have been retained; however, to give it a more upmarket feel, Honda has added satin silver accents to the dashboard. The beige sections of the dual-tone interior appear to be lighter as well, and the car also receives new fabric upholstery, but the rest of the cabin remains unchanged. The Amaze has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, voice command activation, a rear parking camera with multi-view and guidelines, push-button start, automatic AC, and other features. Other safety features, such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminder, high-speed alert, and rear parking sensors, remain standard.
The same petrol and diesel engine options are available for the 2021 Honda Amaze facelift. The former is a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that produces 89 bhp and 110 Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine produces 99 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. In both cases, transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional CVT automatic. It should be noted that the diesel CVT version continues to produce only 79 bhp and 160 Nm.