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2018 Honda Amaze unveiled in India

Small sedan for developing markets
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The second-generation Honda Amaze has been unveiled at the 2018 New Delhi motor show.

Developed by Honda Thailand, the new sedan is less than four metres long, and rides on a new platform. The company hasn't provided any other details about the vehicle. It also hasn't given us a look inside.

Honda says the new Amaze has a "sophisticated and spacious interior, a more efficient powertrain, ... and is equipped with latest in safety technologies and convenience features".

From badging on the back on the car, the Amaze looks as though it will once again be available with the company's 1.5-litre turbo-diesel EarthDreams engine.

If the the new sedan follows the pattern laid out by the original model, it will be sold throughout Asia and the subcontinent, where it will be priced below the Jazz/Fit hatch and City sedan.

In time, the Amaze's platform should be used as the basis for the next-generation Brio hatch, Mobilio people mover, and BR-V crossover.

Unlike the current car, the new Amaze doesn't look like a hatchback with a boot taped onto the back. It also ditches the heavily upswept side window graphics seen on the current car.

Styling at the front is heavily influenced by the latest Civic, while at the rear there's a strong family link to the 10th generation Accord.