When the Honda Jazz was launched initially in India, it carried a price tag so premium, many potential owners shied away. Honda eventually discontinuing the product. However, with a premium hatchback like the Elite i20 now garnering record sales for Hyundai, Honda has decided to enter the arena again with some improved notes. First showcased at the Auto Expo and also available elsewhere, the Honda Jazz is all set to hit showrooms in the first half of 2015.
The major difference this time apart from the revised styling will be that the Jazz will also emit some diesel laced tunes from the exhaust. A 1.2-litre, 88 PS, petrol motor and a 1.5-litre, 100 PS, diesel engine will be found doing duty under the hood of the hatchback. The powerplants will be the same found under the hood of the Amaze. Styling wise, the refreshed Jazz retains it’s silhouette, however, manages to look more dynamic with the new face. The hatchback will score high on interior space and should also retain flexi-seating found on the older Jazz . Honda should price the product well this time around, as it will face increased competition from the already popular i20, upcoming products from Maruti and the increasing number of compact SUV’s eating into the sales of sedans and hatchbacks. When launched, the Jazz will be positioned between the Amaze and the City.