Honda Elevate, City And Amaze Gets Additional Safety Features, Prices Hiked

  • Apr 1, 2024
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Apart from safety, Honda has even updated the features list for few variants

Honda Cars

  • Honda Elevate and City now safer, with 6 airbags as standard.
  • The Elevate now gets more premium features in lower-end variants.
  • Honda City Hybrid and Amaze get seat-belt reminders for all occupants.
  • All these changes command a price hike for all the variants.

Honda Cars have strengthened its portfolio by adding improved safety features to every model in its range, including the Elevate, City, City e:HEV, and Amaze.

Six airbags, 3-point seatbelts with Emergency Locking Retractors (ELRs), and seat belt reminders for all five seats are now standard equipment on the Honda Elevate and Honda City. The Honda Amaze will have one additional safety feature.

Let's summarise the features added for each Honda vehicle sold in India : 

Honda Elevate

Honda Elevate

The Honda Elevate now gets the following features as standard:  six airbags (earlier limited to the top-end ZX variant), three-point seat belts for all occupants,  adjustable head restraints and seat-belt reminder, driver and passenger sunvisor vanity mirror, and a semi-digital instrument cluster (earlier limited to higher-spec VX and ZX variants). 

Honda Elevate 6 airbags

The front AC vents and control knobs are now finished in silver in all the variants apart from the base model. 

Honda Elevate AC

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Honda Elevate Variants

Old Prices 

New Prices

Difference

1.5L i-VTEC MT SV

Rs 11.57 lakh

Rs 11.91 lakh

Rs 34,000

1.5L i-VTEC MT V

Rs 12.30 lakh

Rs 12.71 lakh

Rs 41,000

1.5L i-VTEC MT VX

Rs 13.69 lakh

Rs 14.10 lakh

Rs 41,000

1.5L i-VTEC MT ZX

Rs 15.09 lakh

Rs 15.41 lakh

Rs 32,000

1.5L i-VTEC CVT V

Rs 13.40 lakh

Rs 13.71 lakh

Rs 31,000

1.5L i-VTEC CVT VX

Rs 14.79 lakh

Rs 15.10 lakh

Rs 31,000

1.5L i-VTEC CVT ZX

Rs 16.19 lakh

Rs 16.43 lakh

Rs 24,000

Note : Prices mentioned are ex-showroom 

It is pretty evident from the above chart that the updated variants command a higher price tag. A hike of Rs 24,000 - Rs 41,000 can be noticed. 

Honda City & City Hybrid

As part of its model year updates, the Honda City now comes with the following features as standard:  6 airbags and rear seat-belt reminders. A 4.2-inch colour LCD display has been introduced in the SV variant, while the VX trim is now offered with an 8-speaker premium surround sound system and rear sunshades. The hybrid variant of the City also gets seat-belt reminders for all 5 seats as standard. 

Honda City 6 airbags

Honda City Variants

Old Prices 

New Prices

Difference

1.5L i-VTEC MT SV

Rs 11.70 lakh

Rs 12.08 lakh

Rs 38,000

1.5L i-VTEC MT V

Rs 12.58 lakh

Rs 12.85 lakh

Rs 27,000

1.5L i-VTEC MT VX

Rs 13.70 lakh

Rs 13.92 lakh

Rs 22,000

1.5L i-VTEC MT ZX

Rs 14.93 lakh

Rs 15.10 lakh

Rs 17,000

1.5L i-VTEC CVT V

Rs 13.83 lakh

Rs 14.10 lakh

Rs 27,000

1.5L i-VTEC CVT VX

Rs 14.95 lakh

Rs 15.17 lakh

Rs 22,000

1.5L i-VTEC CVT ZX

Rs 16.18 lakh

Rs 16.35 lakh

Rs 17,000

e:HEV V

Rs 18.89 lakh

N.A

-

e:HEV ZX

Rs 20.39 lakh

Rs 20.55 lakh

Rs 16,000

Note : Prices mentioned are ex-showroom 

As per the table, the Honda City now gets a price hike by Rs 16,000 - Rs 38,000, depending on the variant you choose. 

Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze

Seat belt reminders for all 5 seats have been added as a standard safety equipment for all the variants of the Honda Amaze.

Honda Amaze Variants

Old Prices

New Prices

Difference

1.2L i-VTEC MT E

Rs 7.15 lakh

N.A

-

1.2L i-VTEC MT S

Rs 7.83 lakh

Rs 7.93 lakh

Rs 10,000

1.2L i-VTEC MT VX

Rs 8.94 lakh

Rs 9.04 lakh

Rs 10,000

1.2L i-VTEC CVT S

Rs 8.73 lakh

Rs 8.83 lakh

Rs 10,000

1.2L i-VTEC CVT VX

Rs 9.76 lakh

Rs 9.86 lakh

Rs 10,000

Note : Prices mentioned are ex-showroom 

It is evident from the chart above that all the variants of the Honda Amaze receive a price hike of around Rs 10,000, depending on the variant you choose from. 

All these changes have been made to strengthen the positioning of Honda cars, considering many other manufacturers are already including these safety features as a standard equipment across their variant lineup. The Honda Elevate rivals the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun and Skoda Kushaq, while the Honda City rivals the Hyundai Verna, Skoda Slavia and VW Virtus, and the Honda Amaze rivals the Hyundai Aura.

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