Honda, in India is doing pretty well at present, the products which were recently launched have been selling very well indeed. The Amaze was a hit because the masses were bound to love an entry-level sedan with a diesel under the hood and a Honda badge on the front grille because they know it will be very reliable and will give them a hassle free ownership experience. It was the same story with the recently launched Honda City, and the consumers were glad to have a proper sedan from Honda with a diesel engine under the hood. So things were already going pretty good for Honda, but they wanted more and hence have decided to upgrade their entire product line-up.

2014-honda-jazz-front2014 Honda Jazz – FrontView

Honda will be launching upgrades and facelifts to all the existing cars in their product line-up, and this upgrade drive also includes the Honda Jazz. The Honda Jazz was one of the best hatchbacks in India back when it was launched. It came with a small, rev-happy petrol motor and was filled to the brim with features, but the car didn’t sell very because of the extremely high prices. The consumers just would not buy a petrol powered hatch for that price. Honda will be putting all of this back when it launches the new Jazz.

2014-honda-jazz-rear2014 Honda Jazz – RearView

The all-new Honda Jazz was revealed at the auto expo held in Delhi earlier this year, and after a few months spent testing, it was finally launched in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines  and Australia last month and the Indian launch is all set to take place by the end of this year, probably by December 2014, or January 2015. This was confirmed by Honda’s president and CEO, Hiroshi Kanayama and the launch will be taking place in time with the schedule earlier announced by Honda.

2014-honda-jazz-inside2014 Honda Jazz – DashView

The next-gen Jazz is based on the same platform as the current-gen City and this time around, Honda will be localizing most  of the production of parts in order to keep costs down, which also means that the Honda Jazz will no longer be seen as an overpriced hatchback. The interior design language will be based on that of its elder sibling, the Honda City.

2014-honda-jazz-interior2014 Honda Jazz – InteriorView

For the Indian market, Honda will be offering the Jazz with a petrol, as well as a diesel engine. Powering the petrol Jazz will be the 1.2 liter, 4-cylinder, i-Vtec motor with a max power output of 88 PS and a max torque output of 109 NM currently used in the Brio, and powering the Diesel variant will be the 1.5 liter, i-Dtec turbo-diesel engine currently powering the diesel versions of the City, Mobilio and Amaze. Both, the petrol as well as the diesel will be mated to 5-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed automatic too might be offered as an option.

 
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Also see – Third-Generation Honda Jazz Spotted, launch later this year

 

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  • mohanam

    I fail to understand why honda should plonk 1.2 ltr petrol engine in the Jazz which is based on the City’s platform. ideally, 1.3/1.5 ltr Earth Dream engine should tug this car. why would anyone buy Jazz 1.2 ltr when Brio & Amaze are also powered by the 1.2 ltr engine. I do not think magic seats can be a USP good enough to attract customers

  • bharathautos

    Depending on the region, the Jazz is available with a 1.2, 1.3 (in Europe referred as 1.4L model), 1.5-liter i-DSI engine, or 1.5-liter iVTEC engine. In India, the Jazz gets 1.2-litre because the City’s 1.5-litre iVTEC engine will not allow the Jazz to benefit from excise benefits.