The Amaze is called a saloon version of the Brio and it directly competes with Maruti Suzuki Dzire in the sedan market. Honda has put in plenty of efforts in research to develop a sub 4 meter car apt for India and it is also a product that brings it excise sops. The Amaze may be more popular in its diesel segment but if you are looking for a fully loaded automatic transmission option, the VX A/T model is the one for you.
A brief description of its chief features:
The VX AT being a top end variant has been adorned with several features to highlight the external aesthetics of this sedan in their full glory. The saloon look with a short, compact nose is complemented by smart slash lines on the sides and a well fabricated boot at the back. Amaze’s trunk has a volume of 400 litres.
This version has body colour treatment for bumpers, door handles and ORVMs. It has mud guards for both front and rear wheels. The distinguishing features that set it above the mid segment variant are the alloy wheels, the front fog lamps and turn indicators on ORVMs. All other elements are same as in Amaze S AT.
Step inside and you will notice some subtle upgrades in the styling of cabin for this model of Amaze automatic. Dual shade beige has been used for the fascia and upholstery. The carpeting is also in beige colour although it can get dirty easily. A touch of silver on the internal door handles gives them a more stylish appeal. The windscreen is heat absorbing and this increase the effectiveness of air conditioning inside the cabin. There is a 2 DIN music system with steering mounted audio controls and 4 speakers.
Along with the vital features for comfort that are also in the mid segment automatic variant of Amaze, the VX AT has a defogger for the rear glass. The ORVMs can be electrically adjusted and folded. Further, you get seat back pockets in both the front seats. As against a single vanity mirror with lid in the S AT model, there are 2 in this one – on the passenger’s side and also on driver’s side.
A set of features fit for top end version of any saloon have been put in Amaze VX AT. The ones common with S AT are the engine immobilizer with WAVE key, ABS with EBD, a high mount stop lamp, and reminders for seat belt/headlights on/ key- in. The additional elements subsume a pair of SRS air bags in the front and seat belt pretensioner with load limiter for front seat belts.
This top end Amaze with automatic gearbox carries a price tag of Rs 7.61 lakhs. If you don’t like frequent gear shifting in the city, like a well loaded saloon and would not mind a fuel economy of 11.5 to 15.5 km/ litre, you may want to go for this Honda saloon.