Honda has come a long way in innovation and technology with one of the fastest selling vehicles in history. From when the Honda brio launched all the way back in 2012 to the redefined Honda Amaze, CMH Honda Pinetown takes you through the evolution of the Honda Amaze.
In 2012 Honda South Africa launched the Honda Brio Hatchback dubbed dynamite in a small package. This compact hatch hit the market running, aimed at young first-time drivers. This vehicle quickly became popular as one of Honda’s most fuel-efficient vehicles.
6 months later, Honda South Africa launched the Honda Brio Sedan, featuring an extended wheelbase providing a more spacious interior and large boot space, boasting a healthy 405 litres. The Honda Brio sedan is based on the same platform as the hatchback. It shares the same distinctively styled front end, which combines large tapered headlight clusters with a trapezoidal grille and bold chrome-accented Honda branding.
In 2016, the Honda Brio hatch and Sedan had undergone a series of updates, designed to add value, convenience and aesthetic appeal to the package. These 2016 Honda Brio models now boasted redesigned front ends, comprising a bolder grille, revised bumper assembly and new headlights. The changes at the rear are more subtle, with revisions to the tail light clusters. A key update was to add Bluetooth connectivity to the standard specification of the Brio sedan and hatch Comfort models. The addition of Bluetooth connectivity, allows for seamless and safe hands-free telephony using Bluetooth-compatible cellphones, as well as Bluetooth-based audio streaming.
In 2018, the all new Honda Amaze was released in South Africa, set to define a new standard for compact sedans. Designed specifically as a sedan from the ground up, the new Amaze is larger in every dimension, and features a bold, head-turning design that’s unmistakably Honda. Inside, the sophisticated cabin is both stylish and exceptionally roomy. Taking over from the Honda brio, The Honda Amaze is undoubtedly a fuel-efficient vehicle with peace of mind safety features. The Honda Amaze is powered by an advanced 4 Cylinder engine, the 1199 cc unit is fitted with Honda’s valve timing management system ensuring optimum performance and fuel efficiency. The Honda Amaze reaches a maximum output of 66KW reached at 6000r/min with a combined torque peak at 110 Nm at 4 800r/min. The manual transmission achieves a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 5.6litres/100km while the CVT is slightly higher at 5.7litres/100Km.
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Honda innovation has come a long way since its inception way back in 1948 in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. So what exactly has changed in the past couple of decades and what innovations have found their way into the modern Honda models we love to drive.
Where it all began
In February 1948, Honda was established. Let’s skip a couple of decades forward and get to the point when Honda really started to kick it up a gear. In August 1981, Honda announces the world’s first car navigation system. What a fun time to be alive. This intriguing innovation did not use GPS Satellite for navigation. It relied on helium gas that could detect both rotation and movement to map out the navigation. October 1986, Honda introduces four wheel steering or better known as All-Wheel-Drive. At this point in history, it was a world’s first and were clearly leading the innovation space of the automotive industry. In 1987, believe it or not but motorbikes did not have ABS. You had to be a very courageous and a very skilled rider to get on one of those. But thanks to this innovation, it’s a little less daring to experience exhilarating speed on two wheels. In January 1990, Honda develops seat belt pretension and front passenger SRS airbag making them the first Japanese Company to develop this technology.
It’s amazing to think after 40 years since launch, a GPS system was more thought as an essential rather than safety features. How the tides are quickly moving to safer vehicles and navigation systems are more of a “luxury” feature rather than a necessity. The realization of the importance of safety tech opened other avenues for innovation. In September 1997, Honda developed a new braking system called Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD). This safety feature went on to features in all of its offerings. The need for safety innovation has sky rocketed with Honda taking a strong initiative towards it. Later on during the course of the year, Honda develops a new SRS Airbag-Type seatbelt, the “Air Belt”. Honda is at the fore front of the automotive innovation. The 90s are was a breakthrough for many safety innovations that followed.
In the year 2000, or commonly known as Y2K, Honda started the new millennium strong by being the first automaker approved by the Ministry of Transport for testing of Honda Intelligent Driver Support (HIDS) system on public roads in Japan. This is major, as technology is rapidly starting to improve quicker over time and being carried over into the automotive industry.
The new millennium has truly been an era of how differently cars are being looked at, and how much influence they have. Cars had moved away from a design element to a more tech based focused approach but now we see a perfect blend between the two and are being executed quiet well.
Like most vehicles, Honda is working towards improving and refining their electric powered vehicles. As of now, we can hope to expect the new 2020 Honda Jazz to hit the shores of South Africa. The Honda Jazz has been a favourite and still continues to do well in the market. The new design and updated model will be much appreciated and well received.Image source – Honda reviews specs
The 2020 Honda Jazz features a 1.5l petrol engine with 2 electric motors. This will be an Automatic transmission but there will also be a 1.5l petrol manual as well. The Jazz will have a newly designed front, side and back and a revised interior featuring a digital display instrument panel for the driver.
What innovative features have found their way into the cars?
Honda’s new line-up of vehicles feature the great innovative tech that made them the renowned Automaker they are today. There innovative safety features are adopted by many automakers today that have become a standard feature of any vehicle. These safety features include EPS (Electric Power Steering), VGR (Variable Gear Ratio) and VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) which were introduced in May 1996.
What’s next for Honda?
Honda, like many automakers are switching heavily to Hybrid and electric vehicle to meet the new emission regulations. This will help them to continue manufacturing their popular models which are loved by the loyalist fans. These vehicles will now switch to electric power plants. The big question is if the loyal fans will readily accept this dramatic change. Look out for our amazing “Get moving again” specials this month on our Honda BR-V, CR-V, Jazz and Honda amaze. Follow our Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/cmhhondamenlyn to stay up-to-date with our specials. You can also contact us on 087 724 8828 to speak to one of our friendly sales executives to help you get the right Honda.
We decided to highlight 5 reasons that make the Honda Amaze one of the safest entry-level cars available.
- Dual Airbags
- ACE Body Structure
- ABS + EBD
- Auto lock
- Roadside assistance
The most stylish SUV comes packed with loads of features making your drive more enjoyable, In this article we will break down the features and explain how it will benefit you. CMH Honda Pinetown believes the most important thing in a vehicle should be your safety, with that in mind the Honda CR-V comes fitted with many safety features to assist you and ensure you and your family are kept safe.
Honda Lane watch
Lane watch is a camera-based assist that projects live feed of the vehicles left side blind spot on the vehicles 7” infotainment system. This makes it easier and safer for you to change lanes or make turns. As with all safety and driver assist systems, it’s important to note that Honda Lane Watch™ is a safety enhancement—not a substitute for safe driving practices.
Driver Attention Monitors
This feature helps drivers recognize when their attention to the road is becoming diminished, enhancing their awareness. This feature uses an angle sensor to measure the degree of steering-wheel corrections by the driver to maintain a proper lane position. If it senses too much correction activity, it will notify the driver to take a break. If the detected level of attention worsens, the system will display a heightened visual warning as well as an audio alert, and will vibrate the steering wheel to further warn the driver to take action.
Collision Mitigation Breaking System
Collision Mitigation Breaking system or better known as CMBS uses sensors at the front of your vehicle to look for upcoming traffic or pedestrians. If a collision is impending, it will apply brake pressure for you to help you avoid a car crash. It may be especially helpful to those of you who live in a city and find jaywalkers and risky driving just a part of your average commute to work.
The Honda CR-V 1.5t Exclusive AWD CVT is one of Honda’s safest vehicles. Visit us at CMH Honda Pinetown 110 Josiah Gumede Road (Old Main Road) Pinetown. We will make your dreams come true.
CMH HONDA THE GLEN EXPLAINS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MAINTENANCE PLAN AND A SERVICE PLAN
A lot of the time vehicles come with plans that some consumers don’t even know what they entail. But not to worry, CMH Honda the Glen is here to explain the difference between having a Maintenance plan or Service plan.
A Service plan is a plan that pays for your car’s services. It covers the cost of all your services that are done annually or at least, the mileage required by Honda for a particular time (every 10 000km or 15 000km). The length of the service plan depends on the manufacturer and the price range of the vehicle.
The manufacturer determines the items that need to be replaced to keep your vehicle running at the optimal condition. The normal items that need replacing include spark plugs, oil filters, air filters and oil. The items that are not covered by a service plan include brake pads, wiper blades and shocks.
The Maintenance plan is so much more comprehensive than a Service plan. The cover of a Maintenance plan includes labour and parts costs of servicing a car. The Maintenance plan also includes components such as the exhaust systems, engine, clutch, gearbox and electrical components. Although, you also have to know what it doesn’t cover, like tyres, wheel alignment or glass (windscreen).
When purchasing a vehicle, it is always best to find out what plan your vehicle comes with. You can also extend the Service plan or Maintenance plan; the Finance and Insurance Manager will be able to quote you should you consider to make changes. Also, you can change your Service plan to a Maintenance plan, for more information contact CMH Honda the Glen.
Honda BR-V Face Lift
The Honda BR-V has settled in to the South African market since its release following the Honda Mobilio, its predecessor, and has become a firm favourite for many reasons. The BR-V presents as an ideal vehicle that combines Space, Comfort and performance while boasting a very pleasing appearance.
Hot on the heels of success, Honda will soon release a facelifted model of this amazing vehicle with some exciting improvements that will appeal to the MPV lovers.Updated Service Plan
Honda has upgraded the Service Plan from a 2 Year/30,000km to a much better 4 years or 60,000km Plan on all new Honda BR-V’s. This does not apply to previous models and is an option on the Trend varients.LED Daytime Driving Lights
This will be a standard across the range adding to the glamour which will increase visibility on the road.Perfect Parking
Thanks to the addition of Parking Sensors on the Comfort and Elegance range, parking will become a breeze. The Elegance model will boast a Rear-view Camera in addition to the parking sensors and a 7 Inch Touchscreen.
Some of the perks to look forward to in the new models is the leather interior option (Standard in the Elegance), Keyless entry and a 7 Inch Touch Screen Infotainment System.
All models still carry the 5 Year or 200,000km Warranty and 3 Year AA Roadside assistance.
Honda is always innovative when it comes to safety as safety is our number one priority. The Honda Amaze makes use of high-tensile steel, ensuring a lightweight but extremely rigid construction. The Honda amaze comes fitted with dual front air bags, front and rear inertia reel seat belts and IsoFix child seat anchors. On the most important end, the braking systems include Abs with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) making sure you stop in time.
The modernized interior is highly sophisticated in terms of space and equipment. The Honda Amaze comes fitted with a Multi-Function steering wheel allowing you to control instruments such as Bluetooth, Cruise control, Paddle shift and Radio controls. Gloss piano black detailing on the dashboard adds to the sophisticated ambience with analogue dials for speed and rev counter. With ample cabin storage space, all 4 doors come with pockets, 2 Cupholders for the front occupants as well as fold down rear seat armrest which is also fitted with 2 cupholders for rear occupants.
The Honda Amaze is powered by an advanced 4 Cylinder engine, the 1199 cc unit is fitted with Honda’s valve timing management system ensuring optimum performance and fuel efficiency. The Honda Amaze reaches a maximum output of 66KW reached at 6000r/min with a combined torque peak at 110 Nm at 4 800r/min. The manual transmission achieves a combined cycle fuel consumption figure of 5.6litres/100km while the CVT is slightly higher at 5.7litres/100Km
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