Honda continues teasing the upcoming Honda Jazz – IAB Report

Posted on: May 9, 2015 - 1:56pm IST

Will get power from 1.2L petrol, 1.5L diesel engines.

Honda India continues to reveal the upcoming Honda Jazz slowly, with the latest installment revealing the car’s grille. The premium hatchback is expected to be launched in the June-July period this year.

Honda Jazz grille teaser
The upcoming Honda Jazz will come with high levels of localisation as it competes with the Maruti Swift and the Hyundai Elite i20.

The grille seems to be one of the changes that the company has made for the Indian market, compared to the international versions.

We’d already seen the Jazz at several prominent auto shows across the world, including the Auto Expo 2014. However, India will be the first market where the car will get a diesel engine. The hatchback will be powered by the 1.5-liter i-DTEC engine that also powers the Honda Amaze and the Honda City. The engine produces the same 100 PS and 200 Nm in the sedans. The 1.2-liter i-VTEC which served on the phased out Jazz is expected to service the new generation, and a CVT option was confirmed in the previous teaser.

The Jazz will be manufactured at Honda’s facility in Tapukara in Rajasthan, where production has commenced for African exports. While the Jazz’s previous innings in India came to an abrupt close due to high prices and low levels of localisation, the new Jazz will be severely localised for the Indian market, continuing with Honda’s spree of localisation of its models, for competitive price vis-a-vis the Maruti Swift and Hyundai Elite i20.

2015 Honda Jazz rear India
Honda has confirmed that the car will be launched in mid-2015.

The Jazz is likely to be the only all-new mass-market launch for Honda India this year. The company has also evinced interest in introducing a sporty Jazz RS variant.

Also Read: Honda Concept D showcased in Shanghai

Competing models: VW Polo, Maruti Swift, Hyundai Elite i20
Expected Price: INR 5-7 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date in India: June-July 2015

2015 Honda Jazz India Specification – Image Gallery

2015 Honda Jazz (Fit) – Image Gallery

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5 thoughts on “Honda continues teasing the upcoming Honda Jazz – IAB Report

  1. Kiran says:

    I have been waiting for this for a long long time.Is it true that magic seats are not available for this Jazz? Hope I am wrong

  2. Yes sir! We will investigate this again, and report when we have something new. Thanks for bringing this up.

  3. Vignesh says:

    Karthik, What change has Honda made in the grille for the Indian market?? It is getting exactly the same glossy black grille with chrome lips that is provided in US and Japan markets. It is the European version that gets a slightly different grille with a bit more chrome. But even there, I dont think the new version is launched yet. So, we do not know what will come when the vehicle is launched. The South African website advertised the European style grille initially, but it got the Indian made version with the same grille as India is getting.

    I guess that part needs to be corrected in your article. Cheers!!!

    1. patti p says:

      I totally agree with you Vignesh. I do not see any difference in the grill when compared to the international version. I have seen this car inside out at the Minneapolis Auto Show in the US. The one shown in the teaser video on Honda India website looks exactly the same.

      Slightly off topic – Though I am very big fan of Honda Fit/Jazz, I was not very impressed when I saw this car in flesh in the US. The rear seats were very comfortable and a far cry from the previous generation of Jazz. I just hope that the driving dynamics of this car is on par with the previous generation.


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