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Honda Jazz is one of the oldest hatchbacks in the current market. Currently, in its third generation, the car was first launched in the year 2009. At that time, Honda used to provide petrol engines only. As a result of that, the Jazz featured a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. Fast forward a decade; this successful Honda model is available both in petrol and diesel power options to keep up with cut-throat competition in the premium hatchback-segment.
Let us dive deep into a comprehensive Honda Jazz review:
Owing to its experience in the Indian market, Jazz has seen the hatchback segment grow tremendously. In order to compete actively, Jazz has witnessed changes along the way. The recent upgrade saw the model gets sportier looks and aerodynamic engineering in contrast to the old model. An attractive feature about Honda cars is that they do not give up on the roots and Jazz is no exception. Jazz USP was its mini MPV-like profile which remains the same albeit the modern touch. The new design brings Jazz on par with other competitive models. The angular fascia of Honda Jazz gets a trademark Honda style thick horizontal slat for the grille coupled with a mesh grille on air dam. Furthermore, slightly flared wheel arches add to the beauty of the model.
On the inside, there are noteworthy changes which have taken place. The new Jazz is 55mm longer and has a 30mm larger wheelbase than its predecessor. The improved length has helped improve the cabin space thereby adding to the comfort level similar to that of Honda City. As for entertainment features, this Honda car model features two different infotainment system based on the trims. For instance, an entry-level trim gets a 5-inch display for the rear camera and music system with USB and BT connectivity whereas the top trim features a larger 6.2-inch display which comes with navigation and DVD playback function. Other standard features include electrically foldable wing mirrors, touch panel, steering-mounted audio control and a rearview camera.
The new Honda Jazz is available in both petrol and diesel engine. Two engine options are being offered in Jazz. One is the popular 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol while other is the new 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol version is available in a 5-speed manual with a CVT automatic option whereas the diesel model gets a 6-speed manual as seen in Honda City. The petrol-powered engine churns out 90bhp of power and 110Nm of torque whereas the diesel-powered engine generates 100bhp of power and an impressive 200Nm of torque.
Honda Jazz is available 12 variants (7 petrol variants and 5 diesel variants). Petrol variants include E Petrol, S Petrol, SV Petrol, V Petrol, S AT Petrol, VX Petrol, V AT Petrol. Diesel variants include E Diesel, S Diesel, SV Diesel, V Diesel and VX Diesel.
The new Honda Jazz on road price starts at INR 5.3 lakh – entry-level petrol variant, whereas the top-level model is priced at INR 8.59 lakh – diesel trim with better specifications. Honda Jazz price & specification puts the model in direct competition with Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Suzuki Baleno.