November 20, 2013: Honda, the Japanese automaker will unveil the next generation Jazz hatchback at the next year's Indian Auto Expo. The new hatch is 60mm longer than the current model, making it more spacious than ever. The boot too has gone bigger to about 400 litres. It will be made available in both diesel and petrol fuel guise. The diesel version will get the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine that churns out a maximum power output of 98bhp. The petrol model will be powered by the 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine, that also powers the Amaze compact sedan. The engine is capable of developing 86.8bhp. The hot hatch will be made available in both manual and automatic, and will sit between the Brio hatch and Amaze. It will compete against the likes of Swift, Hyundai i20, VW Polo and Fiat Punto.
Honda has proved to be the most reliable car brand in the Indian automotive scenario. Its magnificent fleet of cars not only assures you of safety but also riding comfort. Let us give you a brief detail of the company's origin. Honda India is a subsidiary of the Japan based international automotive manufacturing giant, Honda Motor Company, which has a formidable fleet of vehicles in the car markets across the globe. Here in India, the company has developed gigantic manufacturing facilities one of them being located in Greater Noida, UP and another one being based in Bhiwadi, a district in Rajasthan. Both of these massive production units produce some of the most refined and polished cars for the Indian auto enthusiasts. As of now, all the cars produced by Honda India come with petrol engines. However, the company has recently aired that they are going to launch the diesel engine versions of the cars shortly. The basic idea behind why Honda plans so is to make a firm foot hold in this segment as well as to reap some extra market share in the lucrative Indian car market.
Honda Jazz is one of the most dependable hatchback from this Japanese car maker. The hatchback is available in three different engine variants namely the entry level base variant Jazz, then the mid level trim Jazz Select and the top end Honda Jazz X. These trims have been loaded to the gills with quite a number of convenience and protective features, which will certainly astound the buyers. The company has fitted this impressive hatchback, Honda Jazz with a SOHC (single over head cam shaft) based 1.2-litre, i-VTEC (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) petrol mill , with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. This engine has been skillfully coupled with a manual transmission, which has 5-forward and 1-reverse gear. This hatchback is also blessed with a lot of comfort features such as steering wheel mounted audio controls, an integrated audio system with Radio FM, CD and MP3 player along with other input options such as Aux-in port and a USB interface as well, front and rear speakers, an auto volume leveler, foldable rear seat for accommodating bigger things, back pocket for the front seats of the driver as well as the front co-passenger side. Besides, seat height adjusting option, electrically foldable external rear view mirrors, stylish amber color illumination, reclining rear seat, silver finished inside door handles and many more such exciting features are to add which will certainly impress the customers.
The company has fitted this hatchback with quite a number of safety and protective features. The list includes dual front air bags for the driver as well as the front co-passenger for enhanced protection, an advanced anti lock braking system with brake assist along with electronic brake force distribution. This top end hatchback also has G-CON (G Force Control Technology) along with an ECU Immobilizer, front seat belt pretentioner with load limiters, a driver seat belt reminder lamp and also a driver side automatic pinch guard equipped window. Apart from all these practical and utility based features of this charming hatchback, the company is also offering road assistance for all the Honda Jazz buyers for four years (Honda Care), which is very impressive. This Honda Jazz petrol hatchback also comes with a two year warranty that can further be extended to two more years (or 40,000kms) as well, which is an added advantage to the buyers. There is some news that the company is planning to bring a diesel engine based version as well of this hatchback into the Indian car market. Once this happens, the sales of this Honda Jazz hatchback are bound to increase by leaps and bounds as the Indian car market is more inclined towards the diesel engine models owing to the higher petrol prices, which are increasing by the day.
Ed's take: Honda will plonk the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines in the Jazz.
The charming and suave Honda Jazz hatchback has been equipped with an influential and lively petrol engine with a manual transmission gear box. The 1.2-litre, 1198cc, i-VTEC (intelligent – Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control), 4-cylinder engine with a five speed gearbox. The 1.2-litre petrol engine also has a PGM-FI (Programmable Electronic Fuel Injection) technology powering its fuel supply system, which helps in enhancing the engine performance with better fuel efficiency. The company claims that this Honda Jazz hatchback is said to be generating a healthy mileage of approximately 12.6 Kmpl on the city roads, while the mileage considerably increases on the highways, where it apparently gives 16.7 Kmpl, when driven under standard conditions, which is said to make this stylish hatchback, one of the good contenders among the most fuel efficient cars of its segment. This mileage of 16.7 Kmpl has been certified and tested by the reputed ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), which makes it credible.
|Habanaro Red||Alabaster Silver||Deep Sea Blue||Tafeta White||Crystal Black Pearl||Sherbet Blue|
|All these colors are available with all three variants of Honda Jazz|
This Honda Jazz hatchback has been designed with flamboyance and has a lot of notable exterior features. The overall structure is aerodynamic and has a super forwarding form. This hatchback has been given a sporty hexagon front grille, which has a lot of chrome on it. This grille is flanked by a large extended head light cluster, which has been fitted with powerful silver and mat colored halogen lamps. The body colored front bumper is trimly styled and has a slatted air dam in the center and is surrounded by a pair of bright fog lamps, which aid in giving clear visibility to the driver. The front wind screen is made up of toughened glass and has been equipped with a couple of intermittent wipers. All the other windows are have green glass, which helps to a certain extent in keeping the car cooler. The side profile has been given body colored door handles along with external rear view mirrors. The compactly carved out wheel arches of the top end trim have been fitted with a classy set of 15 inch, light weight, sporty alloy wheels that have been further covered with robust tubeless radial tyres of size 175/65 R15 84T , which have a superior road grip. While the mid level trim has standard alloy wheels and the base variant has been equipped with a sturdy set of steel wheels along with the same tubeless radial tyres. The rear end gets a protruded combination design with a bright tail lamp cluster and also a black high gloss rear license garnish, which adds to the beauty of this Honda Jazz petrol hatchback. A few other features include a rear micro antenna, mud flaps and also a sporty tail gate spoiler with a high mounted stop lamp.
The overall dimensions of this Honda Jazz hatchback are quite liberal and provides five passengers with ample leg room along with good shoulder and head space as well. The total length of this hatchback is 3900mm along with an overall width of 1695mm, which also includes the outside rear view mirrors. The then total height of this hatchback is 1535mm along with a spacious wheel base of 2500mm , which is rather comfortable and roomy. This hatchback has a minimum ground clearance of 160mm and it also has a centrally mounted fuel tank, which can store up to 42 litres of petrol in it. The approximate kerb weight of this Honda Jazz hatchback is in the range of 1055 Kgs to 1060 Kgs and the minimum turning radius of this hatchback is about 4.9 meters, which makes it easier to maneuver in peak traffic conditions as well.
Ed's take: The interiors of the Jazz have been revamped. It is still spacious and flexible in design and the instrument panel is contemporary.
Along with the impressive exteriors, the company has also made the insides of this remarkable hatchback with lavishness. There are a lot of convenient aspects and functions that have been incorporated in this Honda Jazz hatchback. The interior scheme is a dual tone Blue and Black combination for the top end variant, while the other two trims have a modis beige and black dual interior color combination, which makes the insides look stylish. The company has also bestowed this hatchback with extremely an comfortable seating arrangement. The seats have been covered with premium upholstery and the interiors have ample leg room along with liberal shoulder and head space as well. Then there are other exciting features such as a power steering wheel with mounted audio control buttons, an advanced integrated music system with FM Radio, CD and MP3 player along with other input options such as Aux-in port, a remote control and also a USB interface as well, front and rear speakers, an auto volume leveler, foldable rear seat for accommodating bigger things and increasing the boot space, back pocket for the front seats of the driver as well as the front co-passenger side that helps in keeping a few things at hand, a seat height adjusting option for the driver to make him comfortable and give a good driving position, electrically foldable external rear view mirrors for hassle free adjustment, stylish amber color illumination that adds to the gracefulness of this Honda Jazz hatchback, reclining rear seat for added comfort to the rear passengers, silver finished inside door handles and many more such exciting features, which will certainly amaze the buyers.
The Honda Jazz hatchback is loaded to the gills with some of the most exciting and incredible features any hatchback owner will dream of. The list of these superb features include a powerful and efficient air conditioner unit with heater that cools the entire cabin within no time, a tilt steering column to adjust the wheel in accordance with the driver's requirement, a drive by wire (complete electronic controls), a keyless entry with an answer back features for added security, power door locks for enhanced safety, electrically adjustable and retractable external wing mirrors, front and rear power windows with driver side power window getting an auto up and down feature and quite a number of other features as well. This hatchback also has a lot of small and practical storage spaces all around the vehicle. The list includes a dual glove box for storing important things, instrument panel pockets for keeping some smaller things, front and rear console pockets, front and rear door lining pockets, driver and passenger sun visors with the co-passenger side visor getting a vanity mirror as well, a rear parcel tray to keep a few things at hand and several other such aspects that add to the comfort of the occupants. The instrument cluster is bright and radiant along with having quite a number of warning and notification lamps in it, which keeps the driver updated with all the vital aspects of this Honda Jazz hatchback. This cluster has an average fuel consumption display, an instant fuel consumption display, distance to empty fuel gauge display making it simpler for the owner to fill in fuel, a head lamp height adjuster that makes it easier for the driver in the dark to see the road clearly, a height adjusting front seat belt for front with ELR (Emergency Locking Retractor) pretensioners as well as standard rear seat belts for the occupants, adjustable heat rests for added comfort, ignition key left behind alarm, a head light 'ON' notification warning, a foot rest, an accessory socket to charge various gadgets, a coat hanger, three assist grips and many more such incredible and utility based features that add to the comfort level of the occupants.
This stylish and urbane Honda Jazz hatchback is a very spacious car that offers generous space to all the five passengers it can accommodate without any difficulty. The head room of this hatchback in the front section is 955mm, while the rear cabin of this hatchback has a head room of 930mm, which is rather moderate. Then this Honda Jazz hatchback has a maximum front leg room of 1200mm and a minimum of 990mm. The maximum knee room for the rear passengers is about 910mm and this hatchback also has a roomy shoulder room of 1430mm, which is quite apt even for a taller person to sit comfortably inside the car.
Ed's take: The performance of the diesel engine is good, especially if Honda retains the 100bhp on it. This will also be the fastest diesel hatchback atleast on paper.
The company has bestowed this adorable hatchback, Honda Jazz with a performance packed 1.2-litre lively petrol mill. This engine has an SOHC (single over head cam shaft) along with four cylinders, which are further fitted with sixteen valves. This influential petrol engine has been incorporated with the highly developed i-VTEC (Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control) and also the advanced PGM – Fi (programmed fuel injection) based supply system, which ensures a healthy mileage is generated by this car. This 1.2-litre petrol mill can displace about 1198cc and also has the ability to churn out a yield of 90bhp at 6200rpm in combination with a maximum torque output of 110Nm at 4800rpm, which is rather impressive for a small car. This peppy petrol motor is skillfully coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box that has five forward and a singular reverse gear. The company claims that this petrol engine can generate a mileage of approximately 16.7 kmpl, which has also been approved by the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) as well. This 1.2-litre petrol mill has the ability to propel this charming hatchback from 0 – 100 Kmph in just about 11.2 seconds, which is rather remarkable and this hatchback can attain a top speed of 165 Kmph that is rather thrilling. This commanding engine is compatible with all the stringent norms of Bharat Stage – IV, which also helps in decreasing the harmful emission levels.
Ed's take: The power produced by the Jazz is similar to that of the Amaze. 88bhp for power and 100bhp for the diesel engine. This will be sufficient for this hatchback.
The company has equipped this stylish Honda Jazz petrol hatchback with an influential 1198cc petrol engine . This engine has advanced technologies such as an intelligent electronic fuel supply system along with four in-line cylinders, which have been further equipped with sixteen valves. All these put together aids in generating a healthy power and torque output, which is quite impressive for the Indian road and traffic conditions. The Honda Jazz hatchback has the capacity to generate about 90bhp at 6200rpm in combination with a pounding maximum torque of 110Nm at 4800rpm, which is rather good.
Ed's take: The acceleration produced by the Jazz will be good as the new Jazz platform has lighter materials used on it.
This wonderful and lively petrol hatchback, Honda Jazz comes fitted with a performance packed 1.2-litre engine, which has a SOHC (single overhead cam shaft) along with other sophisticated technologies like a PGM-Fi and i-VTEC . All these together enhances the acceleration as well as the pickup of this premium hatchback and gives a very comfortable and relaxing drive to the occupants. Apart from these technologies, this amazing Honda Jazz hatchback is cleverly mated with a five forward and one reverse manual gear box transmission, which also adds to the performance of this urbane hatchback. The intelligent – variable valve timing and lift electronic control technology also augments the engine power, fuel economy as well as its overall performance. This dynamic 1198cc engine of the Honda Jazz hatchback takes all of 11.2 seconds to go from 0 – 100 Kmph, while this car can also attain a top speed of an incredible 165 Kmph, which is quite exciting.
Ed's take: The Jazz might be loaded with touch-screen system, climate control and several other features.
New Honda Jazz also offers entertainment package with it that includes advanced integrated audio system with AM/FM, CD MP3 and with Aux-in that allows the driver to integrate his/her any equipments like iPod, MP3 player, USB Memory and Mobile phone . Its steering mounted audio control offers easy access to audio system without distracting mind from road. The advanced front and rear speakers of new Honda Jazz with Auto volume control that increases/decreases the volume according to the speed of the car and offers excellent quality sound. New Honda Jazz comes with an effective and powerful air conditioning system with heater that offers convenient atmosphere that passengers required.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
The company has equipped this charming Honda Jazz hatchback with a set of sturdy wheels, which adds to the beauty of the side profile of this car. The pronounced and compactly carved out wheel arches of the top end trim of this hatchback have been fitted with a classy set of 15 inch, light weight, sporty alloy wheels that have been further covered with robust tubeless radial tyres of size 175/65 R15 84T , which have a superior road grip on any road. While the mid level trim has been equipped with a set of standard alloy wheels and the base variant has been equipped with a sturdy set of steel wheels along with the same tubeless radial tyres. The company has also equipped all the variants of this delightful petrol hatchback with a full size spare wheel, which have been fitted in the boot compartment along with a jack and other tools that help in changing the tyre.
Ed's take: The handling of the Jazz is decent. We drove the 1.5-litre petrol, which isn’t coming to India, but still the chassis is the same.
The company has equipped this remarkable hatchback with a proficient braking system along with a stable suspension mechanism. The front wheels of this hatchback, Honda Jazz with efficient disc brakes, while the rear wheels have been fitted with solid drum brakes for better braking capability. The company has also equipped this hatchback with the highly advanced ABS (anti lock braking system) with brake assist along with EBD (electronic brake force distribution) , which further augments the braking abilities of this petrol hatchback. On the other hand, the suspension system of this hatchback is well balanced and keeps the vehicle stable on any terrain. The company has integrated the front axle of this Honda Jazz petrol hatchback with a McPherson strut type of a mechanism, while the rear axle gets a robust torsion beam axle for enhanced stability. The company has also equipped this Honda Jazz petrol hatchback with a chunky and responsive power steering wheel, which is collapsible and electrically assisted that helps in maneuvering this hatch in heavy traffic conditions with ease.
Ed's take: The safety features on the Jazz include airbags and ABS.
This Honda Jazz petrol hatchback is said to be one of the top sellers in its segment and the company has fitted with all the highly developed and advanced safety and protective aspects. The list of these impressive and essential safety features includes dual front air bags for the driver as well as the front co-passenger for enhanced protection, an advanced anti lock braking system with brake assist along with electronic brake force distribution, which further augments the braking proficiency of this wonderful hatchback. The company has also equipped this incredible Honda Jazz with the highly advanced G-CON (G Force Control) Technology along with an ECU (Electronic Control Unit) Immobilizer that avoids any unauthorized entry into the car, front seat belts that has a pretentioner along with load limiters, a driver seat belt reminder lamp and also a driver side automatic pinch guard equipped window, a day night internal rear view mirror, a rear wind screen defogger with a rear wiper, a high mounted stop lamp integrated in the spoiler and also a full size spare tyre as well. All these put together ensures that the vehicle as well as all the occupants get a trouble free and a safe driving experience.
Honda Jazz Pros :
Sleek and stylish exteriors with an overall aerodynamic structure, spacious interiors with ample space, a reasonably good petrol.
Honda Jazz Cons :
High cost of ownership, Mileage has to be better, a few more sophisticated features can be added.
CarDekho has been constantly informing you about Honda plans for the Indian car market. The company will launch four new products - new Honda Jazz, Brio based MPV (aka Mobilio), New Honda City and a Jazz based compact crossover. New Honda Jazz has already been launched in Japan, and will make its way to India by the early 2014. It will be showcased at the next year's Indian Auto Expo.
We reported earlier that Honda, the Japanese car maker will launch four new products in the Indian car market. The four vehicles are next-generation Honda Jazz, Brio based MPV (aka Honda Mobilio), New Honda City and a Jazz based compact crossover. Now reports are there that the company is planning to present three vehicles out of four at the upcoming 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Honda will premier new Jazz, City and Mobilio at the show, while compact crossover is likely to be launched by 2015. It seems like Honda is ready to capture the major chunk in the Indian car market in the near future.read more
Honda Motor Company, the Japanese automaker has revealed more details of the all-new Fit/Jazz and Fit Hybrid. The vehicles are scheduled to be launched in the Japanese auto market tomorrow on September 6, 2013. The all-new Fit/Jazz retains the design concept of the original model, and features a completely redesigned powertrain an body and offers a whole new level of interior comfort, fuel economy, styling and driving performance.
The boot space in the Honda Jazz with all seats up is 384-litres. The Jazz has the most boot space amongst its competitors.
The Honda Jazz is currently available in 3 variants namely; the entry level Honda Jazz basic followed by the Honda Jazz Select Edition and then the top-end variant the Honda Jazz X.
Yes, all variants of the Honda Jazz come with the standard power steering option.