Honda cars India has not launched any new vehicle in 2015 except updating the most successful City sedan by adding two new top spec variants. In the next month or so we might see Honda’s first launch of the year in the form of new Jazz premium hatchback and Honda has released the first teaser video at its official website teasing new design, interiors and AT.
Honda Jazz was first launched in 2009 but even with great package Honda had to phase off it from Indian roads due to less demand as expected and the reason behind its low demand is the high price. Honda then discontinued it from India in 2013 and launched a new version in Japan in the same year.
Honda cars India has been delaying the launch of new Jazz due to launch of City and Mobilio because both these eating all the production capacities of Honda’s plant due to high demand especially of Honda new City. But after Honda’s second plant rolling out cars at the normal pace things are going well for the company and now Honda will soon launch New Jazz in June-July period.
Internationally Jazz is available in 1.2L and 1.5L petrol engines but in India Jazz would arrive with 1.2L petrol engine mated with manual and CVT gearbox. Honda has leaned from the past mistake and equipped new Jazz with a 1.5L D-Tec diesel engine found on Mobilio and City sedan.
The new Honda jazz is expected deliver class leading fuel efficiency and the company is also looking to bring Paddle shifters with automatic transmission.
Honda Jazz will flaunt new ‘H design’ and will be loaded with many tempting features such as touchscreen unit, new upholstery, new alloy wheels, smoked headlamps and top notch safety features.
Apart from the features the extended wheelbase will provide ample amount of legroom and Knee room space to the occupants. 2015 Honda Jazz is expected to come in a price domain of Rs. 5.5-7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and will get into fight with Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo, Tata Bolt and upcoming Maruti’s YRA hatchback.
|Comparison of Honda Jazz variants|