Making the following stride toward boosting safety over its portfolio, Honda Cars India has now equipped its hatchback, the Jazz (both diesel and petrol) with dual SRS airbags as standard. According to the Japanese company, this addition will reflect from the base variant to the top end variant.
As per the reports, prices of the hatchback has also been increased by up to Rs 12,000 across the range. Earlier, Honda skipped airbags in the E and S variants of Jazz. As per various sources, all the units of the popular Honda Jazz, that will be manufactured from November 2016 onwards, will be equipped with dual airbags as a standard safety feature. The hatchback is also equipped with other safety features that include ABS with EBD (optional) which prevents the car from skidding, impact mitigating headrest and immobiliser system and pedestrian injury minimisers in case of a collision.
According to a senior official from Honda Cars India, vehicle safety is a top priority for Honda. All Honda cars sold in India have ACE body structure, which ensures structural rigidity and integrity of the body shell of the car, in case of a collision. The company has found the growing awareness about safety equipment in the mind of Indian consumers very encouraging, so from the upcoming financial year, every new Honda car introduced in India will come equipped with Dual SRS Airbags. Company assumes that by April 2017, the entire model line-up will have this feature as standard equipment.
The Jazz comes in two different avatars, one is a 1.2-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and the other is a 1.5-liter diesel powered i-DTEC mill. The petrol mill can churn out 90 PS of maximum power and 110 Nm of peak torque. The diesel, on the other hand, can produce a meaty 100 PS of maximum power and 200 Nm of maximum torque. In terms of transmission, the petrol is offered with both CVT and 5-speed manual transmission system, and the diesel variant is being offered with only a 5-speed manual transmission system.