SCOOP! 2014 Honda Jazz to get 1.2L VTEC, 1.5L diesel for India, showcase at Auto Expo

Posted on: Nov 19, 2013 - 12:33pm IST

The 2014 Honda Jazz will be launched in India next year. Honda Cars India will showcase the premium hatchback at the 2014 Auto Expo in February, as revealed to Indian Autos Blog by sources in the know.

Honda Fit front three quarters
The new Jazz will be showcased at the Auto Expo next year.

Two engines are earmarked for India – one petrol and one diesel. According to our sources, the petrol motor is the familiar 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine (which was powering the second generation Jazz in India, and which currently powers the Brio and the Amaze) producing power and torque in the whereabouts of 88 PS and 109 Nm.

For the first time ever, the Jazz will be available with a diesel engine. Honda will use their 1.5-liter EarthDreams unit, which is currently seen on the Amaze. In the Amaze, this engine develops 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque and delivers a class-leading 25.8 km/l.

Honda Fit dashboard
India will get the new Jazz with the 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engine.

In Japan, the Jazz is available with a 1.3-liter 100 PS engine, though if Honda uses this engine in India, the Jazz will no longer stand to gain from the small-car excise benefits (the petrol engine must displace under 1.2 liters). Measuring 3,955 mm in length, the new Jazz ducks the 4 meter length with 45 mm to spare.

Indian Autos Blog got a chance to experience the new Jazz at the Twin Ring Motegi today, though the car we drove in Japan is the JDM Fit powered by the 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine and comes mated to a CVT.

2014 Honda Jazz Image Gallery

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20 thoughts on “SCOOP! 2014 Honda Jazz to get 1.2L VTEC, 1.5L diesel for India, showcase at Auto Expo

  1. $@! says:

    Awesome Machine by HONDA. Pricing would be the Key.

    My guess is that this car will have the pricing up North as they have BRIO & AMAZE in that category & they’ll try to position this car as a premium hatch in the country

  2. bis says:

    Hi Anjan,

    Can I plan to buy this by April next year?? Or will it take longer to come to market??

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Bis,
      By mid-2013 Honda should launch the car, however, we expect the finer details to be announced soon.

  3. Yuvi says:

    Nothing impressive in this new Jazz. Front end design is a mix of CR-V and Civic which is already in ASEAN region. Rear tail lamp is utter copy of Volvo XC-60 SUV.

    I hope honda will borrow parts from Honda thailand ( Lead plant)and would be an expensive car as is now.

    I doubt honda will target swift segment if not then this nothing but existing Jazz story..!

    I expect a strip down version for Indian market to meet the price target..!

  4. Ayyappan says:

    What a machine by Honda ! Looks absolutely stunning. I’ve been following the automobile industry for long now…this is the best hatch I’ve seen…this is a car I’d love to own !!!

    Looks as big as the Amaze with its proportions…

    if this can be priced in the Swift range, nothing like it. ..Amaze Vs Dzire, Jazz Vs Swift, Mobilio Vs Ertiga…Honda is causing a huge worry for Maruti in India…

    Ford should take a leaf out of Honda and work on the boring new Figo and make it futuristic in terms of design and ditch the Hyundai like design. The Ecosport was a step ahead in terms of design…but the new Figo is crappy and Ford should rethink and redesign the car to make it a cut above the rest…

    1. Praveen says:

      Best looking Hatch..! May be only in India..!

      Check out All new Ford Focus.. You will change your opinion..

  5. Mohit Jain says:

    Do you have any information of 2014 Jazz being launched with CVT in India?

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      No info on that yet Mohit. But if the Jazz is powered by the 1.2L i-VTEC, the conventional 5-speed auto (seen in the Brio and Amaze) should make the cut.

  6. Rajesh says:

    Super car 🙂 ES has a tough competition in the offing.

  7. Pravin says:

    “Measuring 3,955 mm in length, the new Jazz ducks the 4 meter length with 5 mm to spare.” – Shouldn’t this be 45 mm?

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Pravin,

      You’re right! Story has been updated, thank you for point it out! 🙂

  8. Pandi says:

    what is the boot space & width of this beauty?

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Pandi,

      The boot space detail is unavailable, the width is 1695 mm.

      1. Pravin says:

        Anjan: The width is with or without mirrors?

      2. Anjan Ravi says:

        Hi Pravin, the manufacturer quoted width is excluding the wing mirrors (unless specifically mentioned). In this case, Honda’s Japanese website does not take the wing mirrors into account.

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