Honda has finally launched the BS6 compliant Jazz hatchback in the Indian market. The new, updated Jazz was expected to be launched earlier this year but due to the lockdown and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed. The Jazz BS6 is only available with a petrol engine now and the price starts at Rs XX, ex-showroom, Delhi. It takes on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Tata Altroz and the Toyota Glanza.
Honda Jazz BS6 is available in three variants now – V, VX and ZX. The top-end ZX is newly introduced. Here is a detailed price of the different variants.
V: Rs. 7,49,900
VX: Rs. 8,09,900
ZX: Rs. 8,73,900
V: Rs. 8,49,900
VX: Rs. 9,09,900
ZX: Rs. 9,73,900
Commenting on the launch of New Jazz, Mr Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said,
“It gives us immense joy to launch the refreshed New Jazz. Besides giving the Honda Jazz a stylish and sportier makeover, the introduction of segment-exclusive Sunroof will add a new dimension to the car and make it stand out in the segment. The overwhelmingly spacious cabin in a hatchback form with loads of premium features make the New Jazz an absolute best and we are confident that it will be well-appreciated by our customers”. He further added, “This is our fourth launch in the last two months after resumption of operations in Unlock phase, including new launches and refreshed versions. We are also ramping up our production and are hopeful that with the improving customer sentiments and festive season already started, we will be able to cater to the demand of our customers.”
The new Jazz comes with a few changes compared to the older version. The premium hatchback comes with a few updates on the outside that makes it look fresh in the market. The changes include a new grille at the front, which will remind you of the all-new Honda City. The Jazz also gets a new set of headlamps with the top-end version getting all-LED lamps. Honda has also tweaked the front bumper of the car. There are no changes to its side or the rear of the car apart from a revised bumper at the back. Even the 15-inch alloy wheels are similar to the older version but they do not look outdated.
On the inside, Honda has added an electric sunroof to the top-end variant. With the new addition, the new Jazz becomes the only car in the segment to get a sunroof. No other car in the segment offers a factory-fitted sunroof and the demand for the sunroof is rising in India for sure. It also comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control system keyless entry with push-button start, steering mounted controls for audio and phone, cruise control, dual-tone theme and more. Honda discontinued the Magic seat option in the Jazz sometime back and the new Jazz will not offer the same. Honda has updated the feature list across the variants and now features like cruise control is now standard across the variants. Honda will also offer the Smart Key with the manual variants of the car starting from the base trim.
The new Jazz has become a petrol-only model with the update. It offers the same 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. It generates a maximum power of 90 PS and peak torque of 110 Nm. Honda offers both manual and automatic CVT transmission options with the new Jazz. The automatic variants are available in two trims – VX and ZX.