Honda Cars India have just launched the updated version of the Jazz here. Prices for the premium hatchback now start from Rs.7.50 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Honda have added a few additional features on the Jazz and slightly improved a few aspects of it as compared to the outgoing model.
These include a new set of alloy wheels, LED headlamps and tail-lamps as well as revised bumpers both on the front and rear. On the safety front, the premium hatchback is offered with features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, parking sensors and cruise control as standard. The facelifted Jazz will now be available in three variants, namely V, VX and an all-new ZX one.
The top-spec ZX variant comes with equipment such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear camera, automatic climate control and a sunroof. There will be as many as five colour options available on it, namely Radiant Red Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic. However, the main talking point will be that of Honda ditching the 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel motor on the updated Jazz.
It is in-line with many of the automakers operating here, who have recently ditched the diesel engines from their model range recently. This will mean that the Jazz will now be available as a petrol-only model at least for the time being. The petrol engine available on it a 1.2 litre, four-cylinder one that has recently received a BS-VI upgrade.
This engine produces 90 BHP of power along with 110 Nm of torque. It comes mated with options of either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed CVT transmission. On the pricing front, the updated Jazz features a price reduction of Rs.5,000 as compared to the BS-IV model of the car.
But the prices of the Jazz CVT automatic have been increased by a fair bit of Rs.15,000 in comparison to its outgoing model. Honda offer a 3-year/ unlimited warranty package on the car as standard to further enhance its appeal. The updated Jazz will now renew its rivalry with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza, Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20 and the Volkswagen Polo.
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