Amaze is the sedan version of Honda Brio.Brio and Amaze were both born and brought up in Thailand and Japan.Engineers from around the world teamed up at honda R&D centre at Bangkok to bring out this product.Amaze comes under the category of compact sedan where the length of the cars would be less than four metres to avail lesser excise duty (manufacturer tax benefits).Amaze does not look like it has been chopped off or a tail being added to the hatchback version.The wheelbase has been increased by 60 mm.This resulted in big roof and larger doors.The interiors are similiar to that of Brio.If you are comparing the interiors with Etios, you have to admit that the interior is of better quality.The interior is a combination of biege, chocolate and black finishes.Driver seat is adjustable.There is legroom in rear seats and lot of storage space also.400 litre boot space is amazing considering the small size.The knee room of 930 mm is the same as that of honda city, the bigger sedan of honda.
Honda has been developing diesel engines since 2003.2.2 Litre i-DTEC was developed in 2008.1.5 Litre diesel engine used in amaze is from this series.This is the smallest diesel engine manufactured by honda.The main features of the all aluminium engine which the honda calls 'Earth dream technology" are aluminium block, thin crank shaft, short & light weight pistons, improved cooling system, performance enhancing engine oil. etc. The machine produces 100 Bhp power and 200 Nm torque.Aluminium does not have the noise absorbing capabilities of cast iron or other denser metals. So you get a noisier engine to deal with.
The petrol amaze also has got a 1.2 litre responsive engine.There is an automatic transmission variant for the petrol version.