Honda Jazz returned to Indian market in 2015 with additional design cues and cosmetic changes, making it look sportier. The hatchback initially offered primary safety provisions like dual front airbags and ABS on select variants but later the base trims were also armed with these features. Addition of safety fitments to the entry level variants bumped the Honda Jazz price by Rs 12,000. Discontinued in 2013, Honda Jazz made its come back in India with an all new design, engine and transmission options. The new Jazz is based on Honda's new "EXCITING H DESIGN" global design philosophy, and appears to be very young and sporty. Available in a total of 5 trims, the new Honda Jazz competes against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo.
Discontinued in 2013, Honda Jazz made its come back in India with an all new design, engine and transmission options. The new Jazz is based on Honda's new "EXCITING H DESIGN!!!" global design philosophy, and appears to be very young and sporty. Available in a total of 5 trims, the new Honda Jazz competes against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo. With an all new design, more features and a diesel powertrain, the new Jazz is priced quite competitively ranging between Rs 5.56 lakh to Rs 8.48 lakh. The diesel engine is the same unit, 1.5-litre i-DTEC, that powers City, Mobilio and Amaze. Petrol engine, on the other hand, has been carried forward from the old model.
Honda Jazz Design
The new-generation model of the Jazz looks sportier and sleeker than the old model, thanks to Honda's 'Exciting H Design' philosophy. Featuring the global Civic-like headlamps, sleek grille and and new bumper with large air-vents, the new-gen Honda Jazz's front fascia looks completely new. The rear profile, too, looks sportier than before with new tail-lamps, new bumpers; though, it still resembles the old Jazz a little.
The new Jazz's cabin now looks quite identical to the City with similar looking dashboard and plastic quality. In fact the infotainment system and several features too have been sourced from the City. What goes in favour of the Jazz is its very spacious cabin, thanks to the extended wheelbase that results into more knee-room and leg room.
Honda Jazz Engine & Transmission
As mentioned earlier, the new-generation Honda Jazz comes with two engine options - 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel and the 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol. While the former produces 89bhp, the latter churns out 99bhp. Transmission options on offer are a 5-speed manual and 5-speed CVT gearbox with the petrol model, and a 6-speed manual gearbox with the diesel version.
Honda Jazz (Petrol)
4 Cylinder, i-VTEC
Displacement: 1198 cc
Max Power: 88.8bhp @ 6000rpm
Max Torque: 110Nm @ 4800 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed Manual/CVT
Honda Jazz (Diesel)
4 Cylinder, i-DTEC
Displacement: 1498 cc
Max Power: 98.6 bhp @ 3600 rpm
Max Torque: 200 nm @ 1750 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed Manual
Honda Jazz Key Features
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- Electronic brakeforce distribution system (EBD)
- Infotainment system with 6.2-inch touch-sensitive display
- Navigation system
- Multi-function steering wheel
- Steering mounted audio and telephone controls
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Class-leading boot space.