Honda Jazz BS6 promises several first in segment features
Honda Cars India has launched the new Jazz hatchback in India. Bookings had opened earlier this month at a down payment of Rs.5,000 when booked via the company ‘Honda from Home’ platform, or at Rs.21,000 via company dealerships. Price of the petrol manual Jazz BS6 starts from Rs 7.5 lakhs while that of the CVT petrol Jazz starts from Rs 8.5 lakhs.
Mr. Gaku Nakanishi, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd., said, “This is our fourth launch in the last two months after resumption of operations in Unlock phase, including new launches and refreshed versions. We are also ramping up our production and are hopeful that with the improving customer sentiments and festive season already started, we will be able to cater to the demand of our customers.”
The 2020 Honda Jazz will be offered as a petrol variant only. There is no diesel Jazz on offer. It will get a BS6 compliant 1.2 liter i-VTEC petrol engine offering 89 hp power and 110 Nm torque and mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox as standard or a CVT automatic transmission as an option. Total of 3 variants are on offer with manual as well as CVT transmission. These are V, VX and ZX. Below are the detailed prices of all the variants of Jazz on offer.
New Jazz differentiate itself from its older counterpart with a new black grille with chrome accents, an updated bumper and new headlamp designs. It gets no change to its rear profile except for newly designed LED tail lamps while its side profile, is identical to its earlier model.
Speaking about variant wise features – Starting from the base V variant, it will receive LED DRLs and cruise control. Engine start/stop button will be seen on the VX variant. The top of the line ZX variant gets all the features on the lower two variants along with an electric sun-roof, LED headlamps with LED DRLs and LED fog lamps. Below is a detailed first look video, credit to Youtube channel Ujjwal Saxena.
2020 Honda Jazz now gets electric sunroof with one touch function, which is a first in segment feature. No other automaker is currently offering a sunroof on a hatchback. Cabin space will be at a premium with flat folding front seats to create a bed like sofa within the cabin.
BS6 Jazz also gets new upholstery on the seats though it misses out on a central arm rest for passengers at the rear. Interiors also receive a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, electrically controlled ORVMs, push-button start, paddle shifters.
As is seen on the Honda City, the new Jazz also gets a unique steering wheel mounted dual mode ‘Paddle Shift’ for CVT; which accounted for over 70 percent Jazz sales in India last year. New Jazz will rival Tata Altroz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Toyota Glanza and the Hyundai i20 in its segment.