Honda Car India is gearing up to launch the 2015 Jazz and the company has now started taking bookings for the premium hatchback.
Honda will be launching the new Jazz in India on 8th July. The company has now started accepting bookings for the premium hatchback at a cost of Rs. 30,000-50,000/- depending on the variant. Buyers who are now looking for a new premium hatchback have one more option to consider. The 2015 Jazz is the third generation of the hatchback. The second generation was launched in India but it turned out to be a low seller thanks to high pricing and the non-readiness of our market to accept such an expensive hatchback.
The 2015 Honda Jazz looks similar to its predecessor with its monoform exterior and is also very spacious. It gets a nice equipment list but misses out on some features that are offered by the Hyundai Elite i20. The vehicle now gets both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol engine is a 1.2-litre i-VTEC unit churning out 90 PS of power at 6000 RPM and 110 Nm of torque at 4800 RPM. The manual petrol variant gives out a mileage of 18.7 km/l and the CVT variant returns 19 km/l.
The hatchback also gets a 1.5-litre Earth Dreams diesel mill that produces 100 PS of power at 3600 RPM and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 RPM. The engine comes with a 6-speed manual tranny. The diesel Jazz manages a fuel efficiency of 27.3 km/l (all mileage figures are ARAI), making it the second most fuel efficient car in the country. The vehicle is impressive but pricing will be key to the vehicle’s market performance. It’ll be a runaway hit if Honda manages to price it below the Elite i20 because Honda does have an upper hand when it comes to snob value. The 2015 Honda Jazz will compete with the Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto Evo.