Amidst the horde of vehicles coming to India in 2015, let us take a look at the upcoming new Honda Jazz.
Honda is jazzing up its presence with a new car – Honda Jazz in the year 2015. Come July 2015, the roads will see a new and refreshing Jazz.
When Honda first introduced Jazz in India in 2009, the car which was priced around Rs.7.2 lakh did little to impress the Indian buyers. Though the prices were slashed in a year, Honda had to eventually stop production of the model in February 2013 to cut losses.
Honda Cars had displayed the new Jazz at the 2014 Auto Expo held at New Delhi. The global model was showcased at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, after which the car was launched at many markets across the world. Internationally known as Fit, the 2014 Jazz is the third generation version of this hatchback.
In 2015, Honda is extra careful and it is also in a much better state of mind after back to back successes of Amaze and City sedans. The upcoming new Honda Jazz is highly localized Jazz and is expected to be priced from Rs.5.5 lakh onwards. The power plants for the new Honda Jazz are the same as those of the Amaze. It consists of a 1.2-litre petrol mill and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol generates 85 bhp and 109 Nm torque while the diesel gives a power of 98 bhp and a torque of 200 Nm. The petrol engines will be offered with the five-speed manual and a CVT gearbox while the diesel engine will only be offered with a five-speed manual.
The upcoming new Honda Jazz comes with vertically extended tail lights which are integrated in its B-pillar. The sporty look is completed with full width chrome bar and spoiler on its boot gate which comes with Honda badging.
The instrument cluster, dashboard, fabrics and overall layout have all been lifted from the Honda City and will find their way into the Jazz without many changes. Dimensionally, this third-generation model is bigger than the car it replaces – it is 15 mm longer and 30 mm has been added to the wheelbase. Its suspension, also being new, is expected to make the ride more refined and comfortable. The front fascia is completely redesigned and it gets a new grille design. The sides and the bumpers are sculpted, while the tail cluster gets a more compact design. The car is also expected to have a class-leading 390-litre boot.
The upcoming new Honda Jazz is a premium hatchback and will be positioned above the Amaze. In this price range it competes with the Hyundai Elite i20, VW Polo and the Fiat Punto Evo. For more information on new cars & bikes log on to Cars expert & Bikeportal.in