Honda’s popular compact sedan, Amaze, gets a new version in the form of the 2017 Privilege Edition. Its costs about Rs 10,000 more than the regular S(O) MT model but ends up getting a host of added features. The Amaze Privilege Edition will be available in both fuel options.
So what makes this new edition better? The exteriors remain unchanged apart from new graphics and small ‘privilege edition’ stickers. Likewise, there are no changes to the interiors apart from ‘privilege’ themed seat covers, arm rest for the driver and rear parking sensors. The biggest feature addition though is the new DIGIPAD – this 17.7 cm touch screen infotainment system packs in a lot!
According to Honda, this new system features:
- In-built Satellite Linked 3D Navigation
- My storage Internal Media Memory 1.5GB
- Mirror Link support for Smartphone Connectivity
- Internet access for Browsing, Email and Live Traffic via optional Wifi Receiver
- Voice Commands for Media, Navigation and Calling
- Smartphone Voice Assistant Activation
- Bluetooth for Handsfree Telephone and Audio Streaming Support
- AM/FM Digital Radio Tuner, MP3/WAV, i-Pod/i-phone compatible
- USB slots (2 Nos), Micro SD Card Slots for Maps and Media (2 Nos.) & HDMI-IN port
At an addition Rs 10,000 over the regular S(O) model, the Amaze 2017 Privilege Edition does offer a lot of value for your buck. Dual airbags and ABS are standard on this version. There are no mechanical changes to the model and it continues to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel motor.