Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) is expected to launch the much-awaited Jazz facelift on July 19, 2018. The updated hatchback will rival cars, such as the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. The car will carry several styling tweaks. It will also offer some new features.
On the outside, the Jazz will get an all-new front bumper that will have larger air intakes and new fog lamp housings. The front-end will also feature a new grille. Other changes include a set of new design alloy wheels and updated tail lamps. On the inside, it will get an updated features list. Talking about the features on offer, the Jazz facelift will launched in V and VX trims for the petrol engine variant and in S, V, and VX trims for the diesel engine variant.
The S variant will offer three new features – front center armrest, speed sensing auto door lock, driver and assistant side vanity mirror and rear parking sensor. The new features for the V trim include keyless entry, push-button start, smart trunk lock with keyless release (CVT and diesel only), cruise control (CVT and diesel only) and Paddle-shift (CVT only). The top of the line VX trim will offer a 17.7-inch advanced infotainment system with a capacitive touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Voice Command, Steering-mounted controls, IR Remote Control and Signature Rear LED extended tail-lights. The much-publicized magic seats won’t be on offer any more. All the trims will offer Front Dual SRS Airbags, ABS and EBD. The new Honda Jazz facelift will offer five colour options – Radiant Red (new), Lunar Silver (new), Orchid White, Golden Brown and Modern Steel.
The engine options will remain the same. The petrol variants will get a 1.2-litre petrol motor that outputs 87 bhp and 110 Nm. The Honda Jazz will come with a 5-speed manual transmission as standard and an optional AMT. The diesel variant is powered by a 1.5-litre i-DTEC turbocharged unit that outputs 98.6 Bhp-200 Nm. It will come mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Unlike what was being expected, the diesel variant won’t get a CVT, which is quite surprising as Honda offers the same engine with a CVT on the new Amaze.
Source – Team-BHP