2015 Honda Jazz Indian version : First Look

Honda Jazz will hit the roads in March 2015. The production has begun at the company’s plant in Greater Noida and the car is estimated to be available at a price somewhere between 5 to 8 lakh rupees. This classic hatchback will give a tough competition to Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai i20.

The last generation Jazz was available only with a petrol engine. The 2015 model, on the other hand, comes with a modern oil burner. It is expected that this new launch would be offered with both petrol and diesel engines. The motors in both these versions will be coupled with a five-speed manual transmission.The engines will be akin to that of Amaze and Brio. The petrol version has a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that yields a power of 87bhp, while the torque generated would be 110Nm at 4800rpm. The diesel version has a 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor generating a power of 100PS, while the torque being equal to 200Nm. It is expected that the i-VTEC and i-DTEC engines will be available in both manual version and automatic transmission version as well.

Jazz would be offered in six shades, namely red, crystal black, silver, white, carnelian red and titanium metallic. The looks of the beauty have been improved upon and the features have been upgraded in sundry ways. The front end would be typically Honda style, with the grille featuring H marquee, while the headlamps are sharply pushed back. The front further houses fog lamps and halogen lamps. The wheel arches and rear view mirrors accompanied by side blinkers add to the impressive looks of the side face. With this new model, the company expects to reinforce its position in the B-segment, in which esteemed brands Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki have a prominent influence. The features of the car are expected to lie somewhere between those of City and Brio, while they will likely resemble those of Amaze.

Jazz would have several classic features similar to those of the City Sedan. Drivers would experience an improved convenience with reverse camera and steering accompanied by audio controls. The interior has been made more comfortable with AC vents at the rear. Moreover, the car possesses a premium entertainment system with Bluetooth/USB/AUX compatibility. The music system has integrated CD and MP3 players. The car has a modern center console and a rich instrument panel. Like a typical Honda car, the interior is dual colored. An advanced version of flexible cargo capability is present and rear seats can be folded to enhance boot space.

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