Honda Jazz Gets Dual Airbags As Standard
The prices of the car have also been revised
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The next generation Honda Jazz has been launched in India and it comes in both petrol as well as diesel model series. One of its diesel variants is named as Honda Jazz 1.5 V i DTEC, which is available with enthralling exterior, including chrome inserted front lower grille, a sporty pair of headlights and 15 inch alloy wheels. On the inside, this trim gets an advanced multi information display, latest 5 inch infotainment system and much more. Apart from it, the cabin also has an appealing environment with leather covered steering wheel and seats in premium Beige fabric upholstery. This retouched hatchback comprises of an impressive list of comfort features, first in segment automatic air conditioning with touch screen control panel, electrically adjustable ORVMs, front and rear power windows. Coming to its safety, the manufacturer confers good security for its passengers with dual front SRS airbags, antilock braking system, immobilizer and LED high mounted stop lamp. Mechanically, it includes a 1498cc diesel engine that is capable of making 98.6bhp. It is based on BS IV emission norms, this vehicle has a fuel tank capacity of 40-litres. It has 2 years or 40,000 Kilometers (whichever earlier) standard warranty.
At its front, the upper grille comes in high gloss black color, while lower one is treated by chrome. Moreover, there are a couple of adjustable headlights and fog lamps. The rear end is equipped with a chrome garnished license plate, LED tail lamps, windscreen defogger, wiper as well as washer. However, 15 inch alloy wheels wrapped in 175/65 tubeless radials, body colored door handles and outside rear view mirrors with turn indicators render a beguiling aspect from its side profile. Besides these, there are bumpers in overall shade, rear micro antenna and sleek roof. It has a ground clearance of 165mm, wheelbase of 2530mm and a minimum turning radius of 5.1 meters.
This model gets an enticing environment inside with silver treatment on its front centre console, steering, AC vents and combination meter, while the door handles are ornamented by glossy silver. Its gear knob and steering wheel are wrapped in leather, whereas the seats come with fabric material in premium Beige color. There is an advanced multi information display with Eco assist system. It shows the amount of fuel consumption, average and instantaneous mileage. Furthermore, it incorporates cruising range, tachometer and dual tripmeter. The manufacturer has introduced an advanced integrated infotainment with 5 inch screen for the first time in this lineup. This segment incorporates CD player, aux-in, USB, speed volume compensation and a total of four speakers. The runabout has a spare wheel, which is fitted beneath its luggage room.
Engine and Performance:
This car gets a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, which is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission and DOHC valve configuration. It has a displacement of 1498cc and can produce power of 98.6 bhp at 3600rpm along with a torque 200Nm at 1750rpm, which is good in its range. This powertrain is truly appreciable in conferring fuel efficiency of 23.3 Kmpl in city condition and 27.3 Kmpl on the highway.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels have disc brakes and rear ones come with drums. Furthermore, this system is improved by an Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake-force Distribution that smartly monitor all four wheels under braking condition. Its front axle is combined to McPherson struts, while torsion beam gets fitted to rear in order to make this vehicle capable of running on rough road. Coil springs are affixed to its both suspensions in order to enhance this mechanism.
This variant incorporates appreciable comfy features in the form of tilt adjustable power steering, central locking, keyless entry, and auto AC with touchscreen control panel. There are front as well as rear seat headrests and the driver seat has height adapting function. It includes electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors, foot rest, power windows and a total of 3 grab rails. Moreover, this vehicle gets power accessory sockets, front passenger side vanity mirror with lid, and map illumination. It has a boot space of 354-litres, which can further be increased by folding down rear seat. Its steering wheel has control buttons for music system and phone.
The automaker always aims to bestow the best security to its occupants and the same target is applied on this model too, as it has ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body and multi view rear parking camera. There are SRS airbags for the front passengers, engine immobilizer to restrict any kind of unwarranted accessibility. Besides these, this car comprises of LED high mounted stop lamp, automatic control facility for driver side power window, dual horn, reminder regarding key off and seat belt. It is blessed with ABS, EBD, halogen headlights, door ajar warning, crash sensor, child safety rear door locks, and front as well as side impact beams.
1. Safety features are quite impressive
2. Fuel efficiency is good.
1. Noisy engine.
2. Slightly expensive than its competition.
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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