Honda Jazz Facelift NOT for India because of WR-V: Here’s why

Honda Jazz is in its second innings in India after the first generation Jazz did not pick up in the market. But after a gap, the premium hatchback came back to the Indian market with a diesel engine and a new design. It seems that the new Jazz is also losing steam now and Honda India has decided not to launch a facelift model in the market.

Honda Jazz Facelift NOT for India because of WR-V: Here’s why

The Japanese automaker is concentrating on the other models of the brand in India instead of the Jazz. This has happened due to the success of WR-V in the Indian market. The compact SUV has gained a good amount of market share and has become more popular than the Jazz. The WR-V is based on the Jazz platform and offers a similar amount of space with rugged looks. The growing popularity of the SUVs will keep the Jazz away from the new updates.

The manufacturer will concentrate on the successful models like the WR-V, upcoming Amaze and upcoming all-new Honda City that is expected to be launched by 2020. Jazz re-entered the Indian market in 2015 and became quite popular in the market initially. However, with rising competition from rivals like Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki, the Jazz has become a little less popular in the market. Honda Jazz was the first ever premium hatchback in the Indian market. The spacious interiors and the features like magic seats attracted a lot of customers, but the lack of a diesel engine and the premium price tag kept people away from the vehicle.

The Honda WR-V became quite popular in the market soon after its launch. The compact SUV even overtook the popular City in terms of sales for a few months. The WR-V offers a sunroof, which is unique in the segment. Also, the car gets both petrol and diesel engine options but only a manual transmission. Honda has a lot of new launches lined-up for the Indian market. After the all-new Amaze, Honda will launch the updated CR-V and the all-new Civic in the Indian market within one year.