Honda Car India has lately launched revamped version of its popular compact sedan, Amaze in the Indian market. This much awaited refreshed version gets some considerable upgrades to the exterior front and much improved cabin. Moreover, inclusion of safety features such as ABS, EBD, Airbags, EPS, Multiview Cameras, seat belt reminders, HID headlamps and fog lamps are also added plus to it. On mechanical front, the only update it received is the introduction of CVT gearbox. Prior to the addition of CVT gearbox, Honda Amaze was the sole Sub 4-metre compact sedan without automatic gearbox. Also Read: New Honda Amaze 2016 gets CVT version in India
In this highly competitive market, majority of automakers now have started employing CVT gearbox across their portfolio. CVT or Continuous Variable Transmission not only offers smoother ride but also provides enhanced fuel efficiency compared to manual and automatic counterparts. This particular factor has compelled the mainstream manufactures to introduce CVT gearbox across their lineup. The CVT version comes with added advantage over Automatic and manual gearbox as it provides sufficient amount of power to the vehicle without shifting. This is possible due to the belt-driven design that provides approximately enhanced efficiency by enabling the engine to run at its most efficient speed for a range of output speeds.
In the compact sedan segment, the newly launched Honda Amaze and Ford Figo Aspire are only available models that are offered with CVT gearbox. Talking about their power houses, the Honda Amaze CVT variant is powered by 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that has capacity to produce 87 bhp of maximum power along with 109 Nm of peak torque. The engine is coupled to a 5-speed CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) gearbox. Conversely, the Ford Figo Aspire AT variant is more powerful than the recently launched Honda Amaze, as it equipped with a 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine which produces 110bhp of maximum power figures along with 136Nm of peak torque. The transmission duties are efficiently taken care by a 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. Read More: New Honda Amaze – First Drive Review
The CVT version is currently available in two variants of recently launched Honda Amaze – S AT and VX AT that are priced at INR 7.19 lakh and INR 8.19 lakh respectively. While Ford Figo Aspire sees the CVT version of Titanium Variant which is priced at INR 7.88 lakh.
Moreover, considering the power figures, brand name value and the price point, you can clearly articulate the fact that Honda Amaze CVT is best CVT automatic available in the India market today.