We are reporting LIVE from Auto Expo 2014 and the new Honda Jazz has just made its India debut. Here are some images and details from the event.
The new Jazz is already on sale in its home network and has already won plenty of rave reviews from auto experts and car buyers alike. The new Honda Jazz India launch could happen in July this year and is likely to be positioned somewhere between the Brio and the Amaze, probably closer to the latter.
In India, the new 2014 Honda Jazz is likely to go on sale with two engine options-
- 1.2 litre iVTEC petrol motor attached to a 5 speed gearbox and with peak power of 90PS
- 1.5-litre iDTEC diesel motor attached to a 5 speed gearbox and with peak power of 100PS
The petrol engine is also likely to get a CVT transmission at a later stage
Talking about the new Fit’s ride and handling, Honda’s Senior Ride and Handling Engineer, Terumasa Kotada has previously said, “In upping our game, we wanted to make a stronger international competitor, so we benchmarked our Fit on the Polo. The moment you get in the Polo, you notice how low you sit in the car. This instills confidence. And then when you drive the Polo, you notice how low its roll center is and its huge stability levels, instilling even more confidence. To get our desired result, I tested the car extensively on the autobahns in Germany.”
It is very likely that upcoming 2014 Honda Jazz will have a more competitive price in India than the last gen model.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Honda Jazz India launch