The 2015 Honda Jazz is just weeks away from official unveil and the car maker is already promoting this upcoming premium hatchback via teaser videos and social networking websites. While the technical details are still unknown, reports suggest that the new Jazz will receive a 1.5 litre i-DTEC turbo diesel motor that is found under the hood of the Amaze, City and Mobilio while the petrol variant will share the 1.2 litre engine with the Brio. Reports also suggest that besides a 5-speed manual transmission, buyers of the petrol variant can also opt for a CVT gearbox with steering mounted paddle shifters.
If these new set of spy images are to be believed, the upcoming Honda Jazz will indeed receive a CVT gearbox with steering mounted paddle shifters. Other feature on this spied trim of the 2015 Honda Jazz include steering mounted controllers, a 5-inch non-touch audio system and touch operated HVAC controls. But similar to other top of the line Honda vehicles sold in India, the range topping trim of the new Honda Jazz is likely to receive Audio-Video-Navigation (AVN) touchscreen infotainment system. This spied variant did not have a start/stop button but we expect to see the feature on the top of the line trim.
Euro Spec 2015 Honda Jazz
Globally, the Honda Jazz receives some very good safety equipment. The hatchback scored all five stars from Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety rating agency. The new Jazz received 36.58 out of a possible 37 in the crash test giving it a five-star rating. Frontal impact score stands at 15.58 out of 16 while it earned all 16 points in side impact. Standard safety net includes antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC). All Jazz variants also come standard with reversing collision avoidance and emergency stop signal (ESS).
The new 2015 Honda Jazz will reach dealerships by June 2015 and prices are expected to begin from Rs 5.5-6 lakh (ex-showroom). The 2015 Jazz will compete against the Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and the Fiat Punto in the Indian car market.