The 2015 Honda Jazz shares its underpinnings with the new City sedan and will be produced at the Tapukara facility with the launch expected between March to June 2015.
As these new spy shots indicate, Honda Car India has commenced production of the 2015 Jazz hatchback at its new Tapukara facility in Rajasthan. Spied by our friends at Gaadiwaadi, close to 600 units are said to have already been produced with the Japanese auto giant expected to launch its next mass market offering between March to June 2015 in the country. The newly built Tapukara plant currently produces the Amaze and City sedan sand considering that the Jazz shares its underpinnings with the City, it only seems appropriate for the facility to manufacture the hatchback as well.
While the previous generation Jazz had to make an exit after disappointing sales largely due to the high asking price, the new generation model will be a competitive offering with a number of actors working in its favour. The 2015 Jazz shares a lot of components with the City ensuring high levels of localisation; while the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit tuned to produce 100 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque will be available as well. Honda will continue to offer the 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine on the Jazz, matched to both a manual and CVT gearbox.
With an installed capacity of 1.20 lakhs units per annum, the Tapukara facility commenced manufacturing vehicles in February last year with the Amaze and soon after production of the new City was moved to the plant to meet the growing demand. Competing against the Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto Evo and the likes in the segment, the 2015 Jazz will be a lot more competitively priced while retaining its key attributes of having a spacious cabin and frugal engines.
Source – Gaadiwaadi