Honda Jazz Gets Dual Airbags As Standard
The prices of the car have also been revised
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The latest entrant in the Indian automobile market is the sleek Honda Jazz hatchback series. It is currently offered in a total of 12 variants with petrol and diesel engine options to select from. Out of these, Honda Jazz 1.2 S i VTEC is a mid range petrol trim. It comes with a spacious cabin that accommodates five people and provides them with enough leg and head room. Some interesting aspects inside includes an integrated music system with four speakers, bench type foldable rear seat, power steering system, cargo area light, clock and many others. Also, a few storage spaces as well as utility based aspects are offered for added convenience. On the outside, it features sleek headlamps in the frontage, which surrounds its bold radiator grille. Its side profile includes a set of steel wheels, door handles and B-pillars. Meanwhile, the aspects in its rear end includes license plate with chrome garnish, LED tail lamps and a bumper. In order to ensure maximum security of its passengers, the firm has loaded it with some important features like day and night inside rear view mirror, key off reminder, defogger as well as central locking system. This vehicle is powered by a 1199cc i-VTEC petrol engine that is based on a SOHC valve configuration. It is four cylinder mill that gives out a decent mileage. On the other hand, it is incorporated with a large fuel tank that can hold about 40 litres of petrol in it.
Starting with its front facade, it has a pretty wide windscreen that is equipped with a couple of wipers. Then, there is a sleek bonnet that has visible character lines over it. The radiator grille looks quite bold, while the company's logo is neatly engraved in its center. This is flanked by a sporty headlight cluster that is integrated with bright headlamps and turn indicators. Its front fascia also has a body colored bumper that is fitted with an airdam, which cools the engine in no time. Moving to its sides, it has body colored door handles, outside rear view mirrors and B-pillars as well. Also, it comes with pronounced wheel arches, which are equipped with a set of 15 inch steel wheels. These are further covered with radial tubeless tyres of size 175/65 R15. Meanwhile, its rear end looks quite attractive with aspects like premium LED tail lamps, large windshield with high mount stop lamp and a body colored bumper. It also includes a stylish boot lid as well as chrome garnished license plate that gives it a complete look. In terms of dimensions, this variant is built with a total length, height and width of 3955mm, 1544mm and 1694mm respectively. It has a long wheelbase of 2530mm, while its ground clearance comes to 165mm.
It is designed with a roomy internal section that comes packed with a number of remarkable aspects. Starting with the cockpit, it has a well designed dashboard, which is integrated with air vents, music system and a modish center console. It also has a blue illumination based instrument cluster that includes a tachometer, tripmeter, average fuel consumption display, and gives a few notifications as well. It is incorporated with well cushioned seats that are covered with beige fabric upholstery. The driver’s seat has height adjustment facility, while the rear one can be folded to bring in additional luggage. The gear knob, door handles, front console, steering wheel as well as AC vents are garnished with silver. An accessory socket is also offered, which helps in charging phones. In addition to these, the cabin also includes light adjuster dial with illumination, three grab rails, clock, foot rest, cargo light, and rear parcel shelf as well.
Engine and Performance:
Under the hood, it has a 1.2-litre petrol power plant that comes with four cylinders, and 16 valves. Its displacement capacity is 1199cc and is based on a single overhead camshaft valve configuration. This motor is capable of giving a mileage of about 18.7 Kmpl on the highways and nearly 14 Kmpl under standard driving conditions. A five speed manual transmission gear box is paired with this engine, which enables it to break the speed mark of 100 Kmph in approximately 13 seconds. At the same time, it assists the vehicle in attaining a top speed of around 150 to 155 Kmph. This engine can deliver a peak power of 88.76bhp at 6000rpm and yields torque of 110Nm at 4800rpm.
Braking and Handling:
The car maker has bestowed it with a proficient suspension system, which ensures the vehicle remains stable at all times. This system comprises of a McPherson strut on front axle and torsion beam is affixed on the rear one. They also come along with coil springs, which further add towards minimizing the effect caused by potholes on the roads. In terms of braking, its front wheels are equipped with disc brakes, whereas the rear ones are fitted with sturdy drum brakes. A power assisted steering system is another aspect, which assures easy handling of the vehicle.
This mid range petrol trim is bestowed with some interesting features that make the journey of its passengers quite enjoyable. To begin with seats, they come with headrests, which are adjustable for its front seats. It has electrically adjustable outside mirrors, while the front and rear windows are power operated. The cabin is installed with an air conditioning unit, which comes along with a heater, dust as well as pollen filter. Besides these, it includes a sophisticated audio unit that has display screen of about 8.9cms. It features an MP3 player, AM/FM radio tuner, besides supporting USB port, handsfree telephone and auxiliary input option as well. Other aspects like one touch lane change indicator, tripmeter, average fuel consumption display, four speakers, tilt steering wheel mounted with audio controls and few others that enhances the comfort levels.
Some significant features are offered in this trim, which ensures the vehicle and its passengers remain safe all through the drive. These include an ACE body structure, driver seatbelt reminder, rear window defogger, key-off reminder, LED high mount stop lamp as well as engine immobilizer.
1. Ample head and leg space offered.
2. Engine performance is rather decent.
1. Interior design and styling can be made more appealing.
2. Many other remarkable aspects can be offered.
The prices of the car have also been revised
The Jazz turns one!
Indian market has warmed up to the premium hatchback segment over the years and it's not difficult to see why. With the launches that we saw this year and all the advances that have been incorporated in this segment, it is easy to see why this holy trinity of premium hatchbacks viz. Honda Jazz, Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno took the market by storm. So, let's take a look at these impressive feats of automotive ingenuity.
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