Honda is most likely to launch the facelifted Jazz next month, according to dealers CarToq spoke to in Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. Honda dealers across India have already started accepting bookings for the new Jazz. Here’s what you can expect.
Last week, the existing Jazz prices were slashed by Rs 1.75 lakh (the top-end variant was priced at Rs 8.45 lakh), and according to a Honda dealer in Chennai, he sold 30 Jazz in just two days. Honda’s objective with the price cut seemed to clear inventory to then launch the new Jazz. Read our story here: Honda slashes prices in Jazz variants by upto Rs 1.75 lakh
Honda dealers that CarToq spoke to expect the launch of the new Jazz definitely next month, and they have started taking the booking amount of Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 for the new car.
Also the dealers expect the price of the new Jazz to be in the Rs 6.7 lakh to Rs 7.8 lakh price range. With this price range, the new Jazz will give good competition to the Hyundai i20, Fiat Grande Punto, Volkswagen Polo and Skoda Fabia.
The Jazz has been acclaimed for its vast interior space, flexible rear seats for maximizing the 366 litres boot space, the engine’s refinement, low NVH, its performance and fuel economy.
In terms of product changes, the face-lifted Jazz will include new interiors and new accessories. The engine is expected to be the same: 1.2 litre i-vtec engine (mated to 5-speed manual gearbox). Honda may introduce an automatic variant also.
On the exterior, the new model will have refurbished headlamps, redesigned front bumper (to improve aerodynamics) and new pair of fog lamps. Read this story for the new Jazz looks
Inside, the Jazz facelift could come in new dual tone interior shade. The facelift version will likely come with standard safety features such as the ABS, EBD and dual SRS airbags.
Jazz has been an insignificant player in the market despite a good proposition because the premium pricing. Sales of Jazz have been just 100-300 units in a month. The facelifted Jazz, if priced competitively, could become a good proposition for premium hatchback buyers.