In the pitter patter of the rain drops in July, Honda cars India launched the Privileged edition of its Honda Amaze – its compact sedan. This limited edition is based on the Amaze S(O) MT variant and is an upgraded and more refined version of it. A completely revamped infotainment system, additional safety features and enhancements to the exterior make this a stylised version of the older Amaze.
Infotainment system – Honda has added an enhanced 17.7cm Digipad infotainment system with a multitude of new features. The upgraded Digipad is a touchscreen that helps you glide easily and offers in-built satellite linked 3D navigation, 1.5GB of internal media memory and mirror link for your smart phone connectivity. It helps you access the internet for browsing, traffic updates and emails through its optional Wi-Fi receiver. You can access this unit using voice commands and also connect with Bluetooth, AUX and USB. This feature packed infotainment system is the perfect companion for your long drives as well as while you are stuck in the congested traffic of your daily commute!
Appearance – In the privileged edition, you get beige colour upholstery for the seats and a driver side centre armrest. The seat covers are embossed “privileged edition”, giving a premium feel to the car interiors. The exteriors have also been updated, with new body graphics and an emblem of “Privileged Edition” on the boot.
Enhanced Safety features – While Honda has always had safety as a primary concern, this time it has added a set of rear parking sensors for additional safety and convenience.
There’s more – The limited edition also has features like ABS (diesel variant), dual airbags, power-adjustable door mirrors, controls mounted on steering, climate control, power windows, height adjustable driver seat etc. Honda’s decision to base the limited edition variant on the Amaze S(O) MT trim and not on the top most trim also makes it more affordable. This edition is available in both 1.2 Litre i-IVTEC Petrol and 1.5 Litre i-DTEC Turbo Diesel variants, at an ex-showroom price of Rs 6.48 lakh for Petrol and Rs 7.74 lakh for Diesel.
The 2017 privileged edition of Honda Amaze has hit the market at just the right time giving competition to the market leaders like Swift Dzire and Xcent.