Honda will soon launch the facelifted version of the Jazz in the Indian market in the coming months. The new Jazz was expected to be launched earlier this year. However, due to the COVID-19 related lockdowns and restrictions have pushed the launch. Honda has started accepting the bookings for the new Jazz and even though the manufacturer is yet to reveal the features and variant details of the upcoming car.
The new Honda Jazz will have three variants – V, VX and ZX as per T-BHP post by Wolfsnare24. The base variant V will come with features like LED DRL, front grill in gloss black, cruise control in manual and CVT, jackknife retractable key, rear parking sensors and chrome ring on the steering wheel. The middle variant VX will come with additional features like soft touchpad dashboard, one-touch start/stop button with both manual and CVT and Honda Smart Key with the keyless remote. The top-end fully-loaded ZX variant will offer electric sunroof, all-LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, LED front fog lamps.
The new Jazz will offer the first-in-segment feature – a sunroof, which the competition cars like the Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno do not offer. Honda will offer only a petrol engine with the new Jazz. The 1.2-litre petrol engine is the same one that powers the Honda Amaze. It generates a maximum power of 88 PS and peak torque of 110 Nm. The car will come with two transmission options – manual and CVT. The variants with CVT will get paddle shifters that can be used to select pre-determined stepped gear ratios in the CVT gearbox.
The Jazz remains a popular car from the manufacturer. It is the highest-selling vehicle from the manufacturer and the sales of the Jazz comprises about 70% of the total sales. Honda is yet to reveal the pricing for the new Jazz too. It is likely to be priced at around Rs 10 lakhs for the base variant and Rs 11.5 lakhs for the top-end variant. The booking amount for the new Jazz is Rs 5,000 through the official Honda India website while you can also book it through a dealership but the booking amount rises to Rs 21,000.
Honda launched the all-new City earlier this year and also launched the facelifted version of the WR-V. After the Jazz, there are no more launches from the brand scheduled to happen this year in India. However, the brand is working to bring in a mid-size SUV that will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos in the Indian market.