Honda SIEL has launched a refreshed version of the Jazz and has also announced a major price cut. The refreshed Jazz is now over Rs 1.5 lakh cheaper than the outgoing model. The new Jazz features fresh new exterior styling, enhanced interiors and several new value-added features.
The base Jazz now starts at Rs 5.50 lakh whereas the earlier model was priced at Rs 7.12 lakh. The mid-level Select version is priced at Rs 5.75 lakh (Rs 7.24 lakh earlier) and the top-end Jazz X is priced at Rs 6.06 lakh which was Rs 7.48 lakh for the outgoing model (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The Jazz now has become competitively priced to compete against its rivals Toyota Etios Liva (Rs 5.99 lakh), i20 (Rs 6.29 lakh), Skoda Fabia (Rs 5.68 lakh), Polo (Rs 6.38 lakh) and Maruti Suzuki Swift (Rs 5.53 lakh), each of which are in top end trim.
The new Jazz features exterior upgrades like re-styled bumpers and lights and a new paint shade while interiors get dual tone (beige and black) shade, a height adjustable driver seat, and power retractable outside rear view mirrors for the top-end version. USB-interface is now standard now on all variants. The Jazz Select and Jazz X gain a new feature for the rear seats that now can be reclined as well.
The new Jazz will continue to be powered by the existing 1.2-litre, SOHC, i-VTEC motor, producing 90 PS of power and 110 Nm of torque. The ARAI certified mileage of the Honda Jazz is 16.7 kmpl and the car is Euro 4 compliant and E10 compatible. The Jazz now gets safety features like ABS and EBD as standard.
“During the past couple of years, HSCI has focused a lot on localization and cost down activities for our volume models through the R&D function in India. The new Jazz with its attractive pricing will surely appeal to the customers and expand on customer base of the Jazz,” Mr. Seki Inaba, Director Marketing, Honda India said.
Honda says the price reduction was possible due to supply chain and production efficiency. The company has achieved 76% localisation on the car and claim the Jazz to be the world’s best compact car. The engine and transmission will be manufactured at Honda’s Tapugara facility and the same powerplant will do duty on the upcoming Brio. For the next 2-3 months, Honda does not see good sales due to supply constraints from Honda, Japan. After that, the company expects the Jazz will do decent numbers.
Technical Specifications of New Honda Jazz –
- 4 Cylinder SOHC i-VTEC Engine
- 16 Valve (4 per cylinder) MPFI Petrol Engine
- Engine Displacement 1198 CC
- Max power of 90 PS @ 6200 RPM
- Max torque of 110 Nm @ 4800 RPM
- ARAI Certified fuel efficiency of 16.7 KMPL
- 5 Speed Manual transmission
- Electrical Power Steering
- Minimum turning Radius of 4.9m
- Disk Brakes at front
- Drum brakes at rear
- Length – 3900 mm
- Width – 1695 mm
- Height – 1535 mm
- Wheelbase – 2500 mm
- Ground clearance – 160 mm
- Kerb Weight – 1055 to 1060 Kg
- Tyre Size 175/65 R15, 15 inch tubeless tyres
Features of New Honda Jazz –
- New Aerodynamic bumper design at front and rear
- New silver and mat coloured head lamps
- New Front Grille
- New Interior colour – Beige black (for Jazz and Jazz Select) and Blue Black for Jazz X
- Integrated audio system with Radio, CD, MP3, Aux-input and USB input
- Reclining rear seats
- New Amber coloured illumination
- Automatic folding outside rear view mirrors
5 Shades available in New Honda Jazz –
- Taffeta White
- Crystal Black
- Rallye Red
- Urban Titanium
- Alabaster Silver
Prices of New Honda Jazz –
|New Honda Jazz prices (Ex-showroom price, New Delhi) –|
|Jazz S||Rs. 5.50 Lakhs|
|Jazz Select||Rs. 5.75 Lakhs|
|Jazz X||Rs. 6.06 Lakhs|
Also see – Honda Jazz to get a facelift soon