Interiors of the top-end petrol manual Jazz have been snapped up and parts sharing with the City is evident. However, push button start and even keyless go seems to be given a miss.
Everyone is eagerly waiting for the 2015 Honda Jazz to launch in just over a month on 8th July 2015 in India. It is not that the premium hatchback segment has a lack of options, but the Hyundai Elite i20 is just unbeatable when compared to its rivals. It offers terrific value for money as it’s a stylish car with premium interiors and Hyundai also offers a good after sales service experience. Buyers are not all that interested in the Volkswagen Polo as not much goes in its favour (leaving out the GT off course). Other cars in the segment are good in many ways, but also have their weak points as well. Therefore, buyers are desperately waiting for more options to choose from.
Well, the Honda Jazz is one such alternative because firstly its a super stylish hatchback which gives a big car feel and it comes with the Honda nameplate. The premium hatchback is nearing launch and has already started making its way to dealerships. One such Jazz’s interiors have been snapped up revealing many details. We were all pretty sure that parts sharing with the City sedan will take place, and so fortunately shall I say is the case indeed. The overall dashboard layout seems to have been completely lifted off the City and put into the Jazz. The model spied is the top-end manual petrol variant, VX.
The interiors are expected to have top-notch quality with a touchscreen climate control unit, comprehensive driver information display, infotainment system and the likes. A few unique touches include a glass holder in front of two air vents on the right side of the steering wheel, which will keep your drinks cool. It is interesting to note that push button start and even keyless go has been given a miss. These two features seem to have been kept out as cost-cutting measures, but might be available with CVT variants. However, the diesel Jazz will not be getting a CVT transmission and will only be sold as a manual transmission. So it’s still not clear whether the diesel top-end trim will get start-stop button and keyless go or not.
Anyhow, we can only wait for a while longer till the time more data surfaces on the same issue and sincerely hope that Honda prices the Jazz competitively this time around. If so is the case, will it be as successful as the City is in its own segment? Only time will tell.
Spy Pictures Source – Gaadi.com