The Honda Jazz has made its comeback into the Indian car market. Moments ago, the car was launched here, at a starting price of 5.31 lakh rupees, ex-showroom Delhi. The new Jazz has been extensively localized to the tune of 95 % (72 % earlier), and this has allowed Honda to price the hatchback competitively.
When the Jazz was first launched here in 2009, it carried a price tag of 6.98 lakh rupees. Needless to say, it flopped. Honda revised prices in 2011, and set the entry level pricing of the car to 5.5 lakh rupees. Now though, the latest (second) generation of the car is selling at its lowest ever price – 5.31 lakh rupees.
The 2015 Jazz is available with two engine options – a 1.2 liter i-VTEC petrol (87 Bhp-110 Nm) and the 1.5 liter i-DTEC turbo diesel (98.6 Bhp-200 Nm). Both engines get five speed manual gearboxes as standard while the petrol variant also gets a CVT automatic option with seven stepped shifts as an option.
The diesel variant of the Jazz is the most fuel efficient car that the Japanese automaker sells in India, with a 27.3 Kmpl ARAI rated mileage figure. The petrol variant is equally impressive, with a 18.7 Kmpl mileage number while the petrol automatic variant is rated at 19 Kmpl, making the Jazz the most fuel efficient CVT automatic car.
Here are the variant wise prices of the new Jazz,
E – 5.31 lakh rupees , S – 5.94 lakh rupees , SV – 6.45 lakh rupees , V- 6.80 lakh rupees , VX – 7.29 lakh rupees
S – 6.99 lakh rupees and V – 7.85 lakh rupee
E – 6.5 lakh rupees , S – 7.14 lakh rupees , SV – 7.65 lakh rupees , V- 8.10 lakh rupees , VX – 8.59 lakh rupees
The Jazz’s claim to fame in the premium hatchback segment is its versatility. Space management has been Honda’s forte, and the Jazz delivers that with the tumble down ‘Magic Seats’. The car also features a recline function for the rear seat, which is another best-in-segment feature.