2014 Honda Jazz first images: Maruti Swift & Hyundai i20 competitor
This is the third generation Honda Jazz, which marks major improvements in all departments, exterior, interior as well as driving. One can clearly notice the aggressive stance of the new Jazz from the images. On the inside, you will see interiors that are well defined with a large central display screen and touch sensitive control system. Though these may only make their way into Japan, Europe and US.
As far as dimensions are concerned, the new Jazz is similar to the older model in length, width and height, which is at 4000 x 1675 x 1525 (L x W x H). But, the wheelbase is increased by 2 inches, from existing 90.5 inches (2450mm). Globally, Honda Jazz will receive a total of three engine options which will include 1.3-liter petrol, 1.5-liter petrol, 1.5-liter petrol hybrid, all of which will be mated to either manual or automatic transmission options.
Honda Jazz is one of the best selling Honda Cars today, unfortunately it is no longer sold in India. But with the 2014 model, Honda India will once again bring the Jazz, and this time with their all new 1.5L diesel engine, which is also the most fuel efficient and most powerful in it’s category. Honda India is expected to launch the new Jazz after it is showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo… Page 2
Once launched in India, the new Jazz is expected to be priced aggressively. This will help Honda India to compete with a range of hatchbacks from Maruti Suzuki Swift to Hyundai i20. Both leaders in their respective segments.
Honda India is currently running short on production, though they are working towards doubling their output, this will only happen by early 2014. Once the output is sorted, they will launch the new Jazz.
Apart from the new Jazz, Honda is also working on a Brio Amaze based 7 seater MPV, whose official sketch was revealed earlier today. This MPV too will be present at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo along with the new Brio, new City, and new Jazz. Image gallery on Page 3.
Motor Trend has already driven the car. According to their interaction with Terumasa Kotada, Ride Quality Engineer, Honda, “In upping our game, we wanted to make a stronger international competitor, so we benchmarked our Fit (Jazz) on the Polo. The moment you get in the Polo, you notice how low you sit in the car. This instills confidence. And then when you drive the Polo, you notice how low its roll center is and its huge stability levels, instilling even more confidence. To get our desired result, I tested the car extensively on the autobahns in Germany.”