We have talking about the Jazz face lift for quite some time, and Honda have launched the highly anticipated car today. The face lifted Jazz is important not because of the changes it incorporates, but because of its new pricing. The company has slashed the prices of the premium hatchback substantially to bring it into the league of the mainstream hatchbacks such as the New Swift and the Hyundai i20. The new Jazz features fresh new exterior styling, enhanced interiors and several new value-added features.
The Honda Jazz is available in three variants – Jazz S, Jazz Select and Jazz X in Manual Transmission.
The new Honda Jazz range is available at the following prices (Ex-showroom Delhi):
Jazz S – Rs. 5.50 lakhs
Jazz Select – Rs. 5.75 lakhs
Jazz X – 6.06 lakhs
Cosmetically on the outside, the new Jazz sports a new front grille, newly designed front bumper, new headlights with silver & black matt finish and new design 15 inch silver alloy wheels. At the rear the Jazz gets new rear chrome garnish (in Jazz Select) and new rear bumper.
From the inside, the Jazz facelift gets beige black interiors in Jazz and Jazz Select. The blue-black interior of the Jazz X remains unchanged. The backlight colour of the instrument cluster is now Amber, enhancing the premium feel of the cabin by some margin.
The Jazz is already known for its very clever, functional and versatile interior comprising of Magic Seats. The new Jazz goes a step further and now boasts rear reclining seats for better comfort on longer drives.
The top of the line Jazz X boasts of even more features such as Electrically Retractable Outside Rear View Mirror. The integrated Audio system now has a USB Port as a standard fitment.
The new Jazz will be available in a new colour Urban Titanium in addition to the four existing colours Taffetta White, Alabaster Silver, Crystal Black Pearl and Rallye Red.
Jazz’s potent powerplant remains unchanged and the hatchback is still powered by the four-cylinder 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine. The engine features Programmed Fuel Injection that delivers maximum output of 90 PS (66 kW) @ 6,200 rpm and Torque of 110 Nm (11.2 kg-m) @ 4800 rpm with a fuel economy of 16.7 km/l, as per ARAI test data.
Honda has stuck to its safety policy and provides airbags and ABS as standard fitment across all variants.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Seki Inaba, Director Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. said, “During the past couple of years, HSCI has focused a lot on localization and cost down activities for our volume models through the R&D function in India. The new Jazz with its attractive pricing will surely appeal to the customers and expand on customer base of the Jazz.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India said, “The new Jazz is a result of extensive customer feedback aiming at providing newness to the product and offers the latest in technology and design. With refreshed styling the New Jazz is a perfect blend of agile performance and elegant style.”