New Honda Jazz’s Indian launch delayed to June; Accord to relaunch at Auto Expo 2016 – Report

Posted on: Mar 9, 2015 - 6:12pm IST

Expected to come with similar localization levels as that of the City. 

The new Honda Jazz, which was expected to launch in the Indian market this month, will be delayed until June this year, states a report on Autocar India. Production constraints with existing models is the reason cited for the delay.

2015 Honda Jazz front three quarter view at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The new Jazz is expected with the 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engine.

Certain variants of the City have a waiting period of 2-4 months, while some Amaze variants are facing a waiting of 2-5 months. Honda is understood to be expediting production of these models, and is hence delaying the launch of the Jazz. However recall that Honda India had started production of the Jazz for South African export earlier in the year.

The Japanese car maker wants to be sure of matching the Indian market demand for the Jazz, as high waiting times put off prospective customers. The new Jazz is expected to fare better than its predecessor, which had a high asking price, and was never available with a diesel engine.

The incoming model, which is based on the new City’s platform, will be available with the 1.5-liter diesel engine and the 1.2-liter petrol engine. Honda has also upped localization level to about 90 percent for its new products like the Amaze, City, Mobilio and forthcoming Jazz.

Honda Accord front three quarters right Hybrid at Auto Expo 2014
Honda Cars India showcased the Accord Hybrid at last year’s Auto Expo.

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Post the launch of the new Jazz, Honda Cars India would introduce the new Accord at the 2016 Auto Expo, the report adds. Honda Cars India’s officials maintain that the company “is committed” on launching the new Accord, and even showcased the sedan at last year’s Auto Expo.

Competitors: Maruti Swift, Hyundai Elite i20, VW Polo, Tata Bolt, Fiat Punto Evo
Expected Price: INR 5-7 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date in India: June 2015

2015 Honda Jazz – Image Gallery

[Source – Autocar India]

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19 thoughts on “New Honda Jazz’s Indian launch delayed to June; Accord to relaunch at Auto Expo 2016 – Report

  1. Balaji says:

    This not good news for me ..It’s because I’ve
    been waiting for Jazz almost 6+ month to
    till day …and again I’ve to wait 3 more month. 🙁 to buy a new
    car.. Just thinking a like is it worth to wait ? !!!!

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  2. Jzz-waiter:) says:

    Very Bad. Honda is launching the Car in India at last. People like us who are waiting for this are disappointed.

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  3. nknnk says:

    this is a bad news and another point to think is ” localization level to about 90 percent” … our version may contain bad plastic inside …

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  4. raj shah says:

    The excuse given “waiting period for Amaze & City and no capacity” is just crap. If there is no capacity how can they produce Jazz in India and export to SA. I don’t believe they will even release in Jun, they were supposed to release in 2014, got postponed to first quarter of 2015 and now to Jun…Don’t believe Honda, they are just playing with the sentiments of Indian people and accumulating money by producing in India at cheap costs and export to SA at higher margins.

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  5. Atir says:

    Will Honda Launch Jazz with 1.5 iVTEC (Petrol)? Speculations… anyone?

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  6. KAPIL says:

    Yes very bad. Honda is playing with people. The car which was launched in 2014 will come to india in mid 2015 is it a new car. It will be old car.

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  7. lost in hope says:

    was waiting for this 🙁 .. bad news

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  8. MAK says:

    There is still confusion. Is the INDIAN JAZZ based on City platform or Amaze platform?

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    1. Hello! There is no confusion – the City and Jazz share their platform.

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