The Special Edition will be based on the S trim, and be offered in MT and CVT variants of both the petrol and diesel models
Honda has launched the Amaze Special Edition in India in time for the festive season, offering fresh styling and more equipment at a great price. It comes at an additional cost of Rs 12,000, compared to the S variant it is based on. It will be offered in both the petrol and diesel variants, with either a five-speed manual or the CVT. What you get for the added dough are tweaks to the styling on both the exterior and interior, along with the 6.9-inch touchscreen display which was only included in the top-spec VX trim previously.
Where does the Special Edition sit among the rest of the variants?
The Amaze is offered in four trim levels – E, S, V and VX. Since the Special Edition is based on the S variant, it will sit in the middle of the variant chart, while offering the 6.9-inch display that only the VX trim got before. It will also sport refreshed graphics on the exterior and the Special Edition badges to distinguish itself from the rest of the Amaze range. The Special Edition also gets slightly redesigned interiors to add to the premium feel of the variant. This includes new seat covers and the armrest between the driver and passenger. An additional Rs 12,000 for new looks and a better infotainment system, it seems to be a good deal. Honda has made this move in line with the fact the S trim is the best-selling one in the Amaze line-up.
The engine and transmission options remain identical to the S variant, with the 1.2-litre four-pot SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine making 88.7bhp @ 6000rpm and 110Nm of torque @ 4800rpm. The special edition is available with both the five-speed manual and CVT. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre four-cylinder DOHC diesel mill makes 98.6bhp @ 3600rpm and 200Nm @ 1750rpm when paired with the manual ‘box. In the CVT variation, this engine makes 79bhp and 160Nm of twist at the same redline.