The much awaited Honda Jazz is here, Honda India have just launched the Jazz in the Indian market. The Jazz is priced between Rs 6.98 lakh and Rs 7.33 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the nation’s most expensive ‘super-mini’ will be available in six colours and three types in manual transmission – Jazz, Jazz Mode and Jazz Active.

The journey of the first generation Jazz, in fact, started in 2001 with its debut launch in Japan. The car, which is now being sold in more than 130 countries across the globe, has hit the Indian roads in its second generation avatar. In its new avatar, the Jazz comes with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine which, the company claims, has been specially developed for the Indian market. The four-cylinder engine features programmed fuel injection that delivers maximum output of 90 PS (66 kW) @ 6,200 rpm and torque of 110 Nm (11.2 kg-m) @ 4800 rpm while giving fuel economy of 16.1 km/l, as per ARAI test data. The new engine is also E10 compatible and has Euro IV emission levels.

Jazz is available in 5-speed manual transmission with gear ratios optimized for a sporty driving experience, while ensuring fuel economy. According to the company, the drive by wire throttle control system enables precise control of the vehicle while driving. The Jazz chassis realizes both superior ride comfort and agile handling. The car features a McPherson strut suspension in the front. The H-shaped torsion beam rear suspension achieves the maximum possible space for the rear seats and cargo area as well as steady ride comfort and agile handling.

The Honda Jazz also comes fully loaded with various active and passive safety features including ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution System), Dual SRS airbags and pre-tensioner seat belts. Honda’s pedestrian-injury reduction body design helps protect pedestrians from injury in the event of a collision.

According to the company, the exterior styling concept of Jazz is an advanced super forward cabin and dynamic forward leaning form which is intended to express both spaciousness and dynamic motion. The big front quarter windows, slim front pillar and integrated rear head rest provide clear visibility in all directions for more comfortable and safe driving.

The Honda Jazz comes with a new-age interior design which is sophisticated and exciting with advanced functionality including a tilt steering column for ensuring comfortable driving position for all drivers, keyless entry with answer back, integrated audio equipment with MP3/ CD and Aux-in, steering mounted audio controls, auto volume by speed, magic seats and driver’s footrest. The car also comes with a 2+2 years or 80,000 kms warranty and 4 years’ roadside assistance as standard value for all Jazz buyers.