2021 Honda Amaze Facelift: A close look at all the changes

Between the 1st & 2nd generations of the Amaze, Honda has pushed out 4,50,000 cars. Over the years, the Amaze has managed to take second place in the C1 segment, although at quite a distance from the unbeatable Dzire.

The Honda Amaze is on sale in India at a price of between Rs. 6.32 – 11.15 lakhs (all-India).

The 2nd-generation Amaze was launched in 2018 & it was a big improvement over its predecessor. Covid months & supply chain issues aside, the Amaze has been a 4000 – 5000 units / month seller which is respectable. Between the 1st & 2nd generations of the Amaze, Honda has pushed out 4,50,000 cars. Over the years, the Amaze has managed to take second place in the C1 segment, although at quite a distance from the unbeatable Dzire.

3 years is about the right time for a facelift & Honda has sprinkled some cosmetic changes as well as additional features on the Amaze. Besides, the company has discontinued the ‘V’ variant; the car now comes in 3 variants only – E, S and VX. The same engines and gearboxes have been retained. The CVT is available in the VX (top) variants of both, the petrol & diesel. However, it is no longer available in the S (mid) variant of the diesel which is disappointing. The Amaze is sold in 5 exterior colours – Meteoroid Grey (which is a new introduction to the colour palette), Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic. The Modern Steel Metallic shade has been discontinued.

The Amaze gets a standard warranty of 3 years / unlimited km, which can be extended for up to 5 years / unlimited km. Honda also offers a 10-year Any Time Warranty which we think is pretty spectacular. This program gives you coverage of 1 year / 20,000 km. The eligibility criteria to get into this program is vehicle age <10 Years and odometer reading <1,20,000 km. One can opt for this program even after the expiration of the standard / extended warranty!!! Under the “Any Time warranty”, the dealer will repair or replace any defective part (within the limits of the Any Time Warranty) at no charge to the customer for parts & labour.

Honda Amaze Exterior Review

Looks smart. The front end features new headlamps, a revised grille & a reworked bumper. A lot of chrome has been added though, which won’t be to most BHPians’ liking:

Finally, the Amaze gets LED DRLs and LED projector headlamps:

LED DRLs are bright and prominent:

With all the lights in action:

The radiator grille gets a slightly slimmer chrome strip at the top. The black honeycomb mesh below it has been replaced by a couple of horizontal chrome slats:

While the bumper remains largely similar to the outgoing car’s, the honeycomb mesh of the air dam has been replaced by horizontal slats. The foglamp housings have been changed, and chrome accents have been added:

Foglamps are now LED units. The right fog lamp housing gets open vents, while the left side has them blocked out (visible in the previous image):

The only differences on the side = chrome door handles and new rims:

15″ diamond-cut dual-tone alloy wheels look smarter than the outgoing car’s wheels. 175/65 section tyre size is retained:

Tail-lamps with reworked elements and a revised bumper:

While the shape of the tail lamps has been retained, the elements have been tweaked. The pilot lamps are now C-shaped LED units:

With the lights in action:

The rear bumper has been tweaked and now houses a thick chrome strip that runs from end to end. Slim reflectors with black housings have been provided on either side. The 4 parking sensors are now smaller than before:

Honda Amaze Interior Review

Design of the dashboard remains identical to the outgoing car’s:

Silver inserts replace the piano black pieces seen in the pre-facelift model. They add a little more contrast to the interior:

Just like the dashboard, the steering wheel is identical to the outgoing car’s:

Again, silver inserts replace the piano black ones of the old car:

The Amaze has been equipped with automatic headlamps:

Shape of the recess for your index finger has been slightly altered:

The dashboard theme is carried over to the door pads…

…with silver inserts replacing piano black. Rear door pads are identical to the outgoing car’s and do not get this silver love:

While the seats are unchanged, the upholstery has been revised and gets a new stitch pattern:

Zooming in on the fabric upholstery to show you its design pattern:

Air flow direction controllers get these chrome inserts:

The refreshed Amaze is equipped with an updated Digipad 2.0 7″ touchscreen head unit. It offers connectivity through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & Weblink. The system plays music via 4 speakers, one on each door of the car:

The interface has slightly changed. Onboard navigation has been deleted from the list of features:

Set a wallpaper of your liking:

Navigation is now only through your smartphone which makes sense. With access to Google Maps, you don’t miss the onboard navigation at all:

The reverse parking camera still does not get adaptive guidelines, and its mediocre display quality is more 2011 than 2021:

MT gear lever gets a leather boot:

A welcome addition – two individual map lights have been provided at the front:

Rear bench with the new upholstery:

Boot lid gets a full cover on the underside:

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