Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), has launched the updated version of Jazz premium hatchback in India, with prices starting at Rs 7.35 lakh and going up to Rs 9.29 lakh for the top-spec diesel trim. While there are no significant design or mechanical changes, the new premium hatchback gets new styling bits, improved safety features and additional equipment over the previous model.
The S trim is now the base variant (previously there was an E trim below) and is only available with the diesel engine, while the higher V and VX trims get both petrol and diesel engine options. The mid-spec SV trim has also been discontinued. The Japanese manufacturer could eventually introduce CVT transmission on the diesel engine in a similar fashion to the new-gen Amaze
The base Jazz S variant is available with features such as
- Dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- LED tail-lamps
- 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
- A four-speaker audio system with a 3.5-inch screen
- Steering-mounted audio controls, driver’s seat height adjust,
- Front center armrest
- Power-adjustable wing mirrors
- Driver and co-driver vanity mirrors
- Rear parking sensors
- Rear defogger.
The mid-sped V trim adds
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- Front fog lamps
- keyless entry and go
- Automatic climate control
- Steering-mounted telephone controls
- 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that doubles as a reverse camera display
- Premium beige interiors and a rear wiper
- Cruise control is available on the diesel and the petrol-CVT V trims
- paddle shifters are only offered on the petrol-CVT V trim.
The top-spec VX variant gets
- larger 7.0-inch touchscreen system with navigation
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- electrically adjustable and folding wing mirrors with integrated indicators
- leather on the steering wheel and gear knob.
Honda will offer five exterior colors for the new Jazz, including a new silver one and a red paint shade. On the downside, the Magic Seats, previously available on the top-spec variant is no more available in the features list.
CVT automatic is only available on the 90hp, 1.2-litre petrol option that is mated to a five-speed manual as standard. The 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel motor is paired to a six-speed manual transmission.
The new Honda Jazz will go against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai i20 At this price point