2014 Honda Jazz and Mobilio: Details of India launch and engines
Both 2014 Honda Jazz and Honda Mobilio will be offered with petrol and diesel engine options. The former will feature petrol 1.2 liter i-VTEC engine which was also seen on the earlier Jazz and current Brio besides recently launched Honda Amaze. This engine is capable of 88 PS power and 109 Nm torque. The latter will get a 1.5l iVTEC as petrol, which is seen in the current City sedan.
On the in-demand diesel front, both Mobilio and Jazz will feature the same 1.5l iDTEC, featuring on Honda India’s current best selling car, Amaze. This fuel efficient 1.5 liter EarthDreams engine develops 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque, and has made Amaze, India’s most fuel efficient car with 25.8 kmpl mileage.
The new 2014 Jazz was first launched in Japan earlier this year. Features of the new Jazz include capacitive touch screen, rotating front seat, InterNavi system, state of the art music system, Hill Start Assist, City brake active system, Vehicle Stability Control system, HELPNET (this one is similar to Ford EcoSport Emergency Assistance- on Airbag deployment, the car call’s emergency services for help using connected phone), new design language, new chassis, and much more.
New Honda Mobilio 7 seater MPV was seen at 2013 Indonesia International Motor Show held in September. Interiors of Mobilio bear the same dashboard as seen on the Amaze while instrument cluster gets distinctive back lighting in blue as against the red and orange backlighting seen on Amaze and Brio.
If you are wondering what about the new City sedan, then you don’t need to worry. That too will be there at the Delhi Auto Expo, but it will not be it’s premiere. The new Honda City will make it’s global premiere in Delhi on 25th Nov. Based on the new Jazz, the new City will hit showrooms in January 2014. Expect the City to be a little expensive as it will be feature-rich.
Apart from this, the newly revealed Ford EcoSport competitor, Honda Urban SUV is named Vezel. It will not come to India in 2014, but in 2015, probably the same time when the Maruti Suzuki XA Alpha based compact SUV is ready for a India launch. Honda Vezel will also be offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engines, probably the same one’s that will power Mobilio.