New 2014 Honda Jazz to greet us at 2014 Indian Auto Expo

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We have been reporting in detail about the new 2014 Honda Jazz. The latest to have emerged about the new Jazz is that it would greet us all at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo.

2014 honda jazz india launch

The new Jazz is already on sale in Japan has been winning plenty of rave reviews from auto experts and car buyers alike. It is expected that the new Jazz will be officially launched in India around July next year and could be positioned between the Brio and the Amaze in the car maker’s product portfolio.

Engine options

In India, the new 2014 Honda Jazz will go on sale with two engine options, viz.:

  • 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

Ride and Handling

The fact that Honda benchmarked the Fit on the VW Polo for the ride and handling characteristics alone speaks a lot about the new Jazz’s dynamic prowess.

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.

Price

It is pretty much for sure that the upcoming 2014 Honda Jazz will have  a more competitive price in India than the last gen model. All this means that the the Jazz could have  a staring price of INR 5.25 lakhs for the petrol engine variant.

Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Honda Jazz India launch

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  • Vinoth says:

    May i know y it named as hybrid, is there any difference between other cars. Please reply

  • mm says:

    There is hardly any difference among Amaze, Brio & Jazz in terms of power-train. All these are powered by 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol or 1.5-litre iDTEC . Therefore, I fail to understand the logic behind launching the new Jazz in India unless it has a totally different power-train. Ideally, Honda ought to launch Jazz 1.5 L DOHC, Hybrid with internal Electric Motor and 7-speed automatic Dual clutch box because diesel price will soon reach close to that of petrol and then who will opt for diesel if Hybrid Jazz can give 36 kmpl mileage ?. Infact Honda can revolutionise indian car market by launching just single variant of Jazz Hybrid with full options like VW Polo GT TSI which will be unbeatable

    Regds.,
    MM

  • turboss says:

    The Jazz has been one of the best hatch-backs in India. It now looks better than ever and with a competitive price tag, it can give the Hyundais’ & the Marutis’ a run for the money. Plus it’s a Honda. So it will be as reliable as a rock. The looks, I have to say is very very cool.