Honda Jazz to launch in South Africa next month; specs, prices leaked

Honda Jazz is set to launch in South Africa next month, February 2015. Price of Honda Jazz in SA will start from 179,705 South African Rand (Rs. 9.67 lakhs) and go all the way up to ZAR 272,066 (Rs. 14.64 lakhs).

Honda Jazz South Africa launch
Honda Jazz premium hatchback for South Africa is made in India at the company’s Tapukara plant in Rajasthan.
Six variants of Honda Jazz will launch in SA, and prices of each would be, ZAR 1,79,705 (Rs. 9.67 lakhs) for Jazz E 1.2, ZAR 204,421 (Rs. 11 lakhs) for Jazz S 1.2, ZAR 222,000 (Rs. 11.93 lakhs) for Jazz S CVT, ZAR 229,000 (Rs. 12.34 lakhs) for Jazz V 1.5, ZAR 250,000 (Rs. 13.45 lakhs) for Jazz V CVT and VX MT, and ZAR 272,000 (Rs. 14.64 lakhs) for top end Jazz VX CVT.

There will be four powertrain combinations on offer in new Honda Jazz in SA. 1.2 litre i-VTEC with 5-speed manual transmission, producing 90 PS max power and 110 Nm peak torque, and capable of 0-100 km/h sprint in 13.4 seconds, 175 km/h top speed and 17.8 kmpl mileage. Same engine with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) assures 0-100 km/h sprint in 14.3 seconds, 174 km/h top speed and 17.84 kmpl mileage.

Honda Jazz will also get Honda City’s 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine in 120 PS and 145 Nm tune, mated to 5-speed manual gearbox. This motor will push the Jazz from 0-100 km/h in 9.9 seconds, enable top speed of 180 km/h and 16.6 kmpl fuel efficiency. Same engine sending power to wheels via CVT is said to guarantee 0-100 km/h acceleration in 10.6 seconds, same 180 km/h top speed and 17.2 kmpl mileage.