New Honda Amaze Is Like A Teapot Accord; We’re Not Amazed

Honda’s all-new Amaze was unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018, boasting more dynamic styling that draws inspiration from the Accord and Civic, a more spacious interior and modern safety systems.

Unlike the first-generation model that launched back in 2013, the all-new Amaze boasts a brand new platform that a allows for a roomier interior and the use of a more efficient powertrain, not to mention new safety and convenience features.

Scheduled to be introduced on the market in by the end of the year, the Amaze was developed at Honda R&D Asia Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. It measures 4 meters (13.1 ft) in length.

Alongside the Amaze, India also welcomes the 10th generation Civic and the all-new 5th generation CR-V, the latter featuring a diesel powertrain for the very first time.

“We are committed to the Indian market and aim to launch six models in the coming three years,” stated Honda president, Takahiro Hachigo. “Today we announce three of those models – All new Amaze, All New CR-V and much awaited 10th Gen Civic which will be launched in India in FY 18-19.”

Other models on display are the Accord Hybrid, City, WR-V, BR-V, Jazz, Brio, Clarity FCEV plus the NeuV and EV Concepts.

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  • Marshall Boyce

    It’s so ugly it almost looks fake. Like a bad squished Photoshop.

  • AxlRock

    Honda fugly

  • smartacus

    needs the 1.5t

  • roy

    Trust me… When you’ll see the first generation you’ll be amazed by this.

    • I agree. Compared with the hideous previous gen, it’s almost a miracle that Honda was able to design something this decent.

  • Obsequious Lickspittle

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

  • Dennis Scipio

    Yeah, it does look like they squished the new Accord.

  • Ilbirs

    The first thing I noticed is that the Solid Wing Face that Honda is shoehorning in every model sold by it doesn’t match well when a car is too small and doesn’t have a monovolume shape like the Fit. The other problem is that the more recent approach of this identity is adding a “beluga’s forehead” in the grille that scrambles all the harmony that can be taken from a properly executed front end. Seems like Soichiro’s boys noticed that this solution somehow got well in the Civic and then tried to apply it in every model no matter how ugly it’d become. This is the case not only of the Amaze but also the Accord.
    For now, what can be extracted for the new Amaze in a global level is the mention of a “brand new platform”. Honda is developing a base for emerging markets sized below the Fit, in a project jointly made by the Japanese, Brazilian and Thai operations, a project that was said to spawn a compact hatchback, a sedan and a small SUV, that can be translated to new generations of Brio, Amaze and WR-V. Maybe we’re seeing the first product of this project.

    What can be said now is that we must look closer at this premiere, because it can give us more than simply three products. Maybe a sub-Fit would go well in some places where a kei-jidosha is too small for the intended use of someone outside Japan.

  • Karl

    Really Honda? I am amazed that someone actually gave approval for this monstrosity!

    • alexxx

      Hahahahaha….so true…

  • Knotmyrealname

    Oh God.
    Tell me, in which parallel universe is this supposed to be even the least bit attractive?

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Considering the market its meant for, I think it looks on par with the rest of the crap offered in India. Come-on, they’ve got the Tata Nano, enough said.

  • Bananarama

    This looks completely reasonable and fine for the market it’s selling in. It looks no better or worse than a Ford Ka or VW Voyage.

  • THAT’S A HOMELY LITTLE BUGGER.

  • Althea Later

    I think Honda Dismay makes more sense

  • Althea Later

    …Must. Use. Same. Taillight. Design…. On… All… Vehicles….

  • Bash

    I’m not amazed.

  • Bash

    Somebody should be punched in the face for approving this!

  • no25

    im amazed out how hideous it is. thats about it.

  • erly5

    Just because it’s for the Indian market doesn’t mean it has to be so ugly. It must take the same amount of effort and expense to design a monstrosity like the Amaze as something that is much easier on the eye. Can’t imagine what the designer’s brief was!

  • OD. LP

    Absolutely appalling…looks like the designers at honda were thinking “Nissan has a Versa, let’s make one too!!!” So fugly

  • seriously

    Isnt it teacup…js

  • LeStori

    Looks like a Chinese knockoff of a cheap car. I suppose it will sell well in India.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Did you mean teacup…as in poodle?

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