Honda Jazz Gets Dual Airbags As Standard
The prices of the car have also been revised
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Honda Jazz hatchback series is launched with both petrol and diesel engine options. Among its different versions, Honda Jazz 1.5 SV iDTEC is a mid range diesel variant. It comes with an aerodynamic body structure along with an attractive front, side and rear profile. The frontage has a wide radiator grille with black slats, which includes a horizontally positioned thick strip. Surrounding this grille is a bright headlight cluster that is anticipated to come with high intensity headlamps and side turn indicators. On the sides, it is designed with an attractive set of alloy wheels, body colored external wing mirrors, door handles and so on. At the same time, its internal section is designed with a number of comfort and utility based aspects as well. It is decorated in a two tone color scheme and also has a multi functional steering wheel with various control buttons mounted on it. While the center console and dashboard comes with silver inserts for added class. This automobile manufacturer has always offered its vehicles with crucial safety aspects that provide maximum protection to the occupants as well as the vehicle. The list include aspects like seat belts for all occupants, central locking system, airbags for driver and co-passenger, anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and a few others.
To begin with, its front fascia is designed with an attractive radiator grille, which has a thick black slat along with a chrome lining. At the center, there is a prominent logo of the company embossed. This grille is surrounded by a well designed headlight cluster, which is integrated with bright headlamps and gives great visibility ahead. Just below this, it also has a body colored bumper, which houses a large air intake section for cooling the engine. The designers have done a fabulous job for giving the side profile a lustrous look. It comes with some character lines and black finished B-pillars. While the outside rear view mirrors as well as door handles are painted in body color. These external wing mirrors are electrically adjustable and integrated with side turn blinker. The pronounced wheels arches are fitted with a sturdy set of steel wheels, which are further covered with radial tubeless tyres. Coming to its rear end, this vehicle features a radiant tail light cluster that is powered by halogen based reverse and brake lights along with indicator. The large boot lid is embossed with company's insignia and a chrome strip. The bumper is painted in body color and has a pair of reflectors. Its large windshield come along with a defogger as well as wash and wipe functions. It also has a sporty rear spoiler, which is integrated with a high mounted stop lamp.
The elegant and spacious internal cabin is incorporated with a number of standard aspects. The dashboard is equipped with a few features like AC vents, three spoke steering wheel, a trendy instrument cluster with various functions and a large glove box, where one can keep a few things at hand. Not only this, the center console is also come equipped with an air conditioning unit as well as a music system, which adds to the entertainment quotient. It is being offered with a few storage spaces along with a spacious boot compartment for storing a lot of luggage. The cabin is incorporated with well cushioned seats that are ergonomically designed and covered with premium upholstery. The driver's seat has the option to be adjusted electrically, while the rear seat is foldable and have proper lumbar support as well. The seats incorporated inside provide very good comfort to the passengers and these are integrated with adjustable head restraints. In addition to these, the center console is equipped with a couple of 12V power socket for charging mobiles and other electronic devices.
Engine and Performance:
This trim is incorporated with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that can displace 1498cc. It is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration and is integrated with four cylinders and sixteen valves. It can churn out a peak power of 98.6bhp at 3600rpm in combination with a commanding torque output of 200Nm at just 1750rpm. This diesel motor is integrated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which helps in returning a decent fuel economy of 27.3 Kmpl. The company has mated it with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which propel vehicle to deliver a decent acceleration and pick up.
Braking and Handling:
Like any other car model in its portfolio, it is also bestowed with a reliable braking system along with proficient suspension mechanism. Its front wheels are equipped with a set of ventilated disc brakes and the rear ones have been fitted with drum brakes. This mechanism is further assisted by anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. On the other hand, its front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut, while the rear one gets a torsion beam type of mechanism. Moreover, both these axles are accompanied by coil springs that help in making the drive smoother. Its cabin is incorporated with a power assisted steering system, which not only supports its turning radius, but also makes its maneuverability quite easier to the driver even in heavy traffic conditions.
It has an efficient air conditioning unit using which the temperature inside can be regulated as required. The advanced instrument cluster is integrated with a lot of functions that further turns out useful in giving updates about the vehicle's status. The list of features include a low fuel warning light, driver seat belt reminder notification, an electronic tripmeter, a tachometer, a digital clock, external temperature display, digital odometer and many other warning and notifications. This variant has an advanced music system with a 12.7cm touchscreen display. This music system features CD/MP3 playback, USB interface, Aux-in port and radio with AM/FM tuner. Apart from these, it also has cup and bottle holders, seat integrated headrests, inside rear view mirror and some other utility based features.
Safety and Security:
The company has given this variant three point ELR (emergency locking retractor) seat belts for all passengers and it also has driver seat belt reminder notification on instrument panel. It also has a central locking system that allows one to lock and unlock doors just at the push of a button. This variant comes with anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. In addition to all these, the list also include an engine immobilizer, door ajar warning lamp on instrument panel, front fog lamps and a few other such aspects.
1. A lot of styling aspects given to its exteriors.
2. Internal cabin space is quite good.
1. Safety and comfort standards need to improve.
2. Lack of alloy wheels is a minus point.
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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