Finally, D-day has come when all-new Honda Jazz gets officially launched in India. The premium hatch would be launched in both petrol and diesel guises. It would Jazz's second outing in India as it was also launched in 2009, but the company discontinued it due to poor sales. It would get all the exquisite comfort features and lock horns with the Hyundai Elite i20. Check out all the updates from the live event right here. Keep refreshing the page and know all about the Jazz. Team Autoportal has reached the venue for the coverage. The event is about to get underway shortly. However, till then you can enjoy the video review of all-new Honda Jazz:
12:10 PM: The launch event has started in Delhi
12;21 PM: India has emerged as the biggest market for Honda in Asia Ocenia region, says top boss from Honda
12:22 PM: Honda has invested over 3000 crores in India since 2013, most of this investment has come in its recently inauagurated Tapukara plant in Alwar, Rajasthan.
12:23 PM: Honda Jazz would come with company's latest CVT automatic transmission.
12:25 PM: The all-new Honda Jazz has over 95 percent of local content, which makes it a Make-in-India product,
12:27 PM: Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) registered a stellar growth of 41 percent in FY 2014-15
12:29 PM: Honda Cars India intends to open 300 dealer outlets in 200 cities by March 2016
12:30 PM: Honda Jazz would be targeted towards young and youthful achievers in India, says Honda India Boss
12:31 PM: Honda's investment of Rs 380 crore in Tapukara plant will see an increase in production capacity by 60,000 units. Target 300,000 units annually by 2016.
12:34 PM: All-New Honda Jazz's TVC being played at the giant screen at the launch event
12:36 PM: Honda Jazz is being sold in over 75 countries and over 5.5 million units have been sold worldwide
12:39 PM: First generation Honda Jazz was launched in Japan in 2001.
12:42 PM: Ms. Navnit Kaur, Head, Product Planning, Honda Cars India Limited, is on stage
12:43 PM: Ms. Kaur says that Jazz follows Honda's 'Man Maximum, Machine Minimum' and comes with 300 litres of boot space
12:44 PM: Jazz comes with magic seats with four modes and they can recline at rear as well.
12:47 PM: Honda Jazz comes with LED tail-lamp cluster, rear spoiler and 14-inch alloy wheels.
12:48 PM: Honda Jazz comes with 6.2-inch Audio/Video/Navigation touch-screen system and steering mounted audio controls
12:49 PM: Honda Jazz comes in 7 vibrant colors and interior in two avatars. 9 cup holders on offer.
12:50 PM: Honda Jazz diesel has a power of 100PS and torque of 200Nm, with mileage of 27.3kmpl. It has a 6-speed manual gearbox.
12:51 PM: Honda Jazz also get the Eco Assist Lighting which changes light depending on the fuel efficiency
12:53 PM: Honda Jazz's Electric Power Steering has quite a low turning radius of 5.1 meters
12:51 PM: Honda Jazz CVT petrol variant would have a fuel economy of 19kmpl; manual variants to deliver 18.7kmpl
12:53 PM: Honda Jazz CVT variant to come with paddle shifters
12:56 PM: Honda Jazz features dual front SRS airbags, and ABS with EBD.
12:57 PM: Honda Jazz would come in a total of 12 variants - 10 manual and 2 CVT automatic
12:57 PM: The new Honda Jazz will be available in five grades E, S, SV, V and VX.
12:58 PM: Honda Jazz diesel line-up would have ABS with EBD as standard safety feature
12:59 PM: Honda Jazz would have 7 grades in petrol fuel trim and CVT gearbox would be offered on V and S grades.
01:00 PM: Honda is offering 30 accessories with the all-new Jazz
01:03 PM: Honda Jazz petrol as well as diesel would have the lowest maintenance cost in its segment
01:11 PM: Honda Jazz prices start at Rs. 5.31 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi)
01:12 PM: Honda Jazz diesel pricing starts at Rs. 6.50 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi)