Alternatives to Honda Jazz as waiting period shoots up to 4 months

Honda is completely swamped with new Jazz bookings, thanks to the recent price revision and launch of the face-lifted Jazz. Waiting period for Jazz has shot up to 3-4 months depending on your region, based on dealers CarToq spoke to across the country. So what can be your alternative options if you can’t wait for 3 months?

The face-lifted Honda Jazz was recently launched at a starting price of Rs. 5.5 lakh. And this made the Jazz an extremely attractive option for premium hatchback buyers. Read our Jazz comparison story here.

Attractive as it might be, you will have to wait for up to 4 months. So here are your best alternative options to the petrol-only Jazz, which is priced between Rs 5.5 lakh to Rs 6.05 lakh. All the options below are also petrol variants.

Hyundai i20: Waiting period 0-1 week

Price: Rs. 4.98 lakh – Rs. 6.28 lakh

The i20 is probably the first car you look at if you’re looking for a spacious car and top-class fit and finish. and it is good looking too. Although it isn’t as spacious or airy as the Jazz, it is a close competitor.

The Hyundai i20 petrol has a 1,197cc Kappa engine that belts out 80 bhp of maximum power and 111 Nm of torque through a 5-speed transmission. While the car is powerful enough, where it compares poorly with the Jazz is in handling.

Photo: The Hyundai i20 is a spacious, good looking premium hatchback

Volkswagen Polo: No waiting period

Price: Rs. 4.57 lakh – Rs. 6.04 lakh

The Volkswagen Polo is another worthy contender in the premium small car segment and it also has an edge over the Jazz in terms of brand value. Also in terms of build quality and looks, the Polo scores as high as the Jazz.

VW Polo Comfortline 1.2 petrol test drive pic
Photo: There is no waiting period for the Volkswagen Polo petrol

The Polo petrol is powered by a 1.2 engine that churns out 74 bhp of power and 110 Nm of torque. It’s a great car for city driving. The car is fuel efficient as well and returns 15-17 kmpl depending on road conditions. Where the Polo does not compare well with the Jazz is in terms of space. The Jazz has a lot more passenger space and boot space than the Polo.

Skoda Fabia: Waiting period 0-1 week

Price: Rs. 4.43 lakh – Rs. 5.79 lakh

If you like the way the Skoda Fabia looks you will love the way it feels on the inside as well. The Skoda Fabia is a solidly built car and like any Skoda car it feels safe and plush. It has a 3-cylinder, 1.2-litre petrol engine (the same as in the Volkswagen Polo) and churns out 75 bhp of power and 110 Nm of torque. It has a spacious 315 litre boot and will give you roughly 14-16 kmpl in real world conditions. Read our Honda Jazz road test story here.

skoda fabia petrol road test photo
Photo: The Skoda Fabia is a solidly built car and has low waiting periods

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