Honda will stop production of their premium hatchback; the Jazz in India from next month (March 2013). The car will not be available once stock exhaust and will be brought back only early next year when the next generation model is launched.
This is being done to accommodate higher production for the upcoming Amaze sedan which will be the first diesel sedan from Honda to be sold in the country. The Honda Amaze is set to launch by the end of April and will likely be in huge demand. Also read: Video review: What is the new Honda Jazz all about?
“We will have a gap in the production of the current Honda Jazz from March 2013 onwards. The next generation Jazz is planned to be introduced in India in 2014,” a spokesperson of the company’s Indian arm Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) was quoted as saying by Business Line. Honda has now reportedly stopped taking further bookings of the Jazz though some dealers may still have stock left. Also read: First drive impressions for the refreshed Honda Jazz
The Honda Jazz was never a high selling car even though it was a great premium hatch. Buyers sadly did not see the petrol powered Honda hatch behind the veil of fuel efficient diesel options available today. Whether Honda will be able to capture the market with the new Amaze sedan remains to be seen. As of now a lot many Honda Jazz owners and fans are feeling rather let down.