After months of speculations, the new avatar of Honda’s premium hatchback Jazz is finally set to rock the Indian market. The new Honda Jazz will be presented to the country’s auto enthusiasts on 8 July. Ahead of its launch, Honda has started shipping the new Jazz to dealers across the country.
Power for the Jazz comes from a 1.5-litre Earth Dreams i-DTEC diesel and 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that also do duty to the Amaze. While the former produces a maximum power of 100PS and 200Nm of torque, the latter offers 90PS and 110Nm. The Jazz diesel is claimed to return a fuel economy of 27.3kmpl (ARAI-rated figure) that makes it second most frugal diesel car of the country. On the other hand, the petrol variant delivers 18.7kmpl (manual) and 19kmpl (CVT). Transmissions on offer are a 6-speed manual (petrol), a 5-speed manual (diesel) and first-in-segment CVT automatic with paddle shifter (diesel).
Key features include a touchscreen 15.7 cm infotainment system with navigation and DVD, Magic seat, a touch panel for automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, dual tone (black and beige) interior with leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel and gearlever and keyless entry.
To be launched in five variants – E, S, SV, V and VX – the 2015 Honda Jazz will be manufactured at the company’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. The hatchback is likely to be priced between Rs. 5.5 lakh – Rs. 8 lakh (ex-showroom).