Honda showcased its third generation Jazz at the ongoing 2016 Geneva Motor Show. While traditionally the Jazz is believed to be favorable amongst the older people, the Japanese carmaker has made every effort to attract the younger lot with the third generation Jazz.
The third generation Honda Jazz comes in five models –S, SE, SE Navi, EX and EX Navi. All Jazz models are inbuilt with Bluetooth, DAB, cruise control, auto lights, wipers, air-conditioning and the ‘Magic’ rear seats. In India, the Magic seats are only offered with the top of the line variant.
All Euro-spec Jazz variants are equipped with a 1.3 L i-VTEC petrol engine with an option of two gearboxes – a standard fit six-speed manual, or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Top speed of 190 kmph achieved by the manual variant.
One of many changes Honda has done to attract young buyers is to stick to bright and vibrant color palettes. There are eight colors to chose from – Milano Red, Sunset orange, Attract Yellow, Crystal Black and White Orchid. All the models except the S model are equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
However, the USP of the car remains its practicality, utility and the storage space available. It can easily fit five average adults and has a boot space of 354 liters. In terms of safety, the car comes with a full five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests.
India-spec Jazz comes with 1.2l petrol and 1.5l diesel engine options. Price ranges from INR 5.8 lakh to INR 9 lakh.