Honda is all set to launch the Jazz on the 8th of July and has started promotional activities of the car, including revealing of information of the vehicle on its website.
Honda started pre-launch activities for the Jazz last month itself, having a teaser on its website which has now been converted to a page with vital details of the premium hatchback. The third generation Jazz has been long awaited and was also showcased at the Auto Expo last year. Although delayed due to capacity crunch, the AllNewJazz (as Honda likes to call it) will be offered with both petrol and diesel engine options, the latter being the highlight in the second coming of the Japanese hatchback.
Honda has listed down the exterior and interior highlights on its website, along with revealing the features, engines, mileage and output of the Jazz. The Magic Seats are being promoted but one must not forget that they are available on the top-end VX trim only. A total of 12 variants will be offered with five each for manual versions of the petrol and diesel while two variants will be for the petrol automatic that uses a 7-step CVT box. The diesel Jazz is the most fuel efficient Honda car and the second most frugal car in the country, returning an ARAI certified mileage of 27.3 km/l.
The petrol Jazz returns 18.7 km/l for the manual and 19 km/l for the CVT and we expect Honda to price the car at a slight premium over the Hyundai Elite i20, the current leader of the premium hatchback space. The Jazz is the only new car launch for Honda in 2015 with the next big launch being the Accord in mid-2016. Honda is likely to showcase the Brio based compact SUV at the 2016 Auto Expo while the Brio and Amaze will get a facelift in the near future. One can request for a test drive of the Jazz on the Honda website HERE.