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New Honda Jazz Prototype with 1.3-litre i-VTEC unveiled

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2015 Honda Jazz prototypeSaid 1.3 lire i-VTEC engine in next gen European Jazz is supported by Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, which promises improved fuel economy and higher performance. In 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda showcased Fit (Jazz in Japanese and US markets) and revealed that it will get three engine options. First is a 1.3 litre Atkinson cycle i-VTEC engine with DOHC paired to wide-range CVT. It is said to deliver 26 kmpl mileage. Second is 1.5 litre direct injection DOHC i-VTEC motor with DOHC which produces 10% higher power than current engine. Third is 1.5 litre Atkinson cycle i-VTEC engine also with DOHC, paired to an electric motor, and mated to 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission). It is claimed to offer best in segment fuel efficiency of 36.4 kmpl. All aforementioned mileage figures are based on Japanese driving cycle.

2015 Jazz will be built on global compact platform, as part of Honda’s ‘small series’ range. Highlights of third generation European Honda Jazz prototype include revamped exterior design, longer overall length (by 15 mm), extended wheelbase (by 30 mm), carryover of centre fuel tank layout to maximise cabin room, versatile Honda Magic Seats and improved ride quality.

2015 Honda Jazz Europe prototypeNew Honda Jazz will go on sale in early 2015, Indian launch is also expected at around same time, more specifically in March, 2015.