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Honda Jazz is the latest newcomer hatchback model in our country's market. It competes with the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo, Fiat Punto Evo and a few others in this segment. It is available with both petrol and diesel engine's, with Honda Jazz 1.2 SV i VTEC being its mid range petrol variant. It is incorporated with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates 88.76bhp in combination with torque of 110Nm. This mill is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box that helps in returning a decent mileage of around 18.7 Kmpl. The firm has offered it with various safety aspects like dual front SRS airbags, central locking, ACE body structure, and rear window defogger to name a few. This trim has attractive interiors, which is decorated in a dual tone color scheme. The center console is designed elegantly, while the other equipments on dashboard like music system, steering wheel and air vents gives a modern feel to its cockpit. A fine quality fabric upholstery covers its seats, whereas the storage spaces add to the convenience of its occupants. Its exteriors too, look quite stylish with a bold front radiator grille that is surrounded by large headlamps. On the sides, it includes door mirrors as well as a set of 15 inch steel wheels. On the whole, its striking design combined with many noticeable features gives the best look to this hatchback.
It comes with a robust body structure that is fitted with a number of interesting aspects. At front, it has a couple of wipers equipped to the large windscreen, while the bonnet looks decent with two visible lines over it. The radiator grille has a chrome strip as well as company's insignia embossed on it. The two bright headlamps on either sides, come along with turn indicators. Meanwhile, it has a body colored bumper that is equipped with a large air intake section and a pair of fog lamps. Its side profile looks simply striking with outside rear view mirrors, B-pillars as well as expressive lines that stretch along with its length. And it also includes neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a set of 15 inch steel wheels, which are further covered with radial tubeless tyres. Coming to its rear end, the windscreen features defogger and a high mount stop lamp, whereas the boot lid includes a chrome strip along with variant lettering on it. Besides these, aspects like a tail light cluster, roof mounted antenna and a bumper gives it a complete look.
The automaker has designed its interiors elegantly with a dual tone color scheme that is further complimented by silver and glossy inserts. Moreover, the blue illumination of its standard multi-information combimeter further presents it a visual appeal. The design of its dashboard is simple and plain, but the equipments on it makes it look very modish. It is fitted with a three spoke steering wheel and an advanced infotainment system, which comes with a color display screen of 12.7 cms. The seats are very well cushioned and they are covered with premium cloth based upholstery. The door trims have storage spaces, and a 12V power socket is also offered for charging mobile phones and other devices. It comes with a boot compartment of 354 litres, which is the best in its segment. This luggage space can be further increased by folding the rear seat. Other aspects in the cabin include assist grips, rear parcel shelf, inside rear view mirror, front seats back pockets, front console box, outside temperature display, and a few others.
Engine and Performance:
This mid range trim is fitted with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that has a total displacement capacity of 1199cc. It carries 4-cylinders, sixteen valves and is based on a single overhead camshaft valve configuration. This i-VTEC mill is skillfully coupled with a five speed manual transmission gear box. It has the ability to produce a peak power of 88.76bhp at 6000rpm. In terms of torque, it can yield 110Nm at 4800rpm. On the bigger roads, it can return a fuel economy of around 18.7 Kmpl, which comes down to nearly 14 Kmpl within the city. This motor propels the vehicle to attain a top speed of around 150 to 155 Kmph and accelerates from 0 to 100 Kmph in about 13 seconds.
Braking and Handling:
It is incorporated with a reliable braking system wherein, disc brakes are fitted to its front wheels and drum brakes are used for the rear ones. This variant comes with a proficient suspension system that keeps the vehicle stable no matter how the road conditions are. Its front axle is equipped with a McPherson strut and the rear one gets a torsion beam axle. These both are further loaded with coil springs. Its handling is best ensured with a collapsible electric power assisted steering system. It offers very good response and supports 5.1 meters minimum turning radius.
A lot of practical aspects are offered in this trim, which ensures an enjoyable driving experience to its passengers. It has an air conditioning unit, which comes along with a heater, dust and pollen filter. The three spoke steering wheel has tilt adjustment function, while it has front and rear power operated windows. The sunvisors include vanity mirror with lid on front passenger side. Besides these, it includes an advanced integrated audio unit featuring 12.7cm display screen. It has CD, MP3 player, AM/FM radio tuner as well as four speakers. It also supports USB port and auxiliary input options. Apart from these, the list also includes steering wheel mounted with audio and call controls, electrically adjustable ORVMs, cargo light, foot rest, tachometer and many other such aspects.
The list of protective aspects include Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, driver and passenger SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer and driver seatbelt warning lamp. In addition to these, it also has rear windscreen defogger, LED high mount stop lamp, key off reminder, central locking system as well as dual horn.
1. Appealing exteriors with remarkable features.
2. Excellent boot space offered.
1. Ground clearance can be slightly increased.
2. Safety standards needs to improve further.
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