Honda Cars India has offically launched the all-new Jazz hatchback in a price range of Rs. 5.31-8.59 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. All-new Honda Jazz comes in five grades - E, S, SV, V and VX. The diesel trim has five variants, while the petrol guise has a total of 7 variants, which include two CVT automatic variants. It would rival the Hyundai Elite i20 in the B+ segment in the Indian market.
The Honda Jazz was perhaps the most awaited car and is finally amongst us. The car uses the styling cues from other Honda cars like the City. It looks strikingly futuristic and sharp too. The cab-forward design of the car embodies the 'Man maximum, Machine minimum' philosophy which helps provide the best-in-class space. The hatch has a boot space of 354-litres and a ground clearance of 165mm. With Honda's electric power steering, the Jazz has a turning radius of 5.1 meters. Just so you know, the all-new Honda Jazz comes with 9 cup holders to make sure you enjoy a spill free ride.
The car comes in both petrol and diesel avatars with a 1.2 litre i-VTEC and a 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine, respectively.The petrol variants, powered by the 1.2L, 4-cylinder, i-VTEC engine, have a maximum power of 89bhp at 6000rpm and peak torque of 110Nm at 4800rpm. The engine ispaired with both manual as well as CVT automatic transmission with fuel efficiency of 18.7kmpl and 19kmpl, respectively. Also, the CVT automatic transmission equipped variants feature steering wheel mounted dual mode 'Paddle-Shifters'. Coming to the diesel variants, they come loaded with a 1.5L, 4-pot i-DTEC motor which churns out a top power of 99bhp at 3600rpm and highest torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm. It is linked to a newly-developed 6-speed manual transmission and it returns a class-leading fuel economy of 27.3kmpl.
Being developed at Honda's R&D centre located in Tochigi, Japan, it comes with an array of contemporary features such as 6.2-inch Audio/Video/Navigation (AVN) touch-screen system, steering mounted audio controls, touch sensitive controls for the air conditioning, magic seats with four modes, LED tail-lamp cluster, rear spoiler, 15-inch alloy wheels, and ECO assist light. As for safety, it comes with dual front SRS airbags, and ABS with EBD as standard on all diesel variants. Honda has already received over 2000 bookings for the car, which is impressive. We don't see a reason why a car like Jazz would not be sucessful this time around. The market is more mature that it was before and can appreciate a well-engineered product like the Jazz.