Indian-spec Honda Jazz interior spied with paddle shifters – Report

Posted on: May 20, 2015 - 7:37pm IST

Interior design similar to the Honda City.

Ahead of its confirmed launch in July, the highly anticipated Indian-spec Honda Jazz has been spotted again. These alleged spyshots reveal a first look at the interior of the Indian-spec Honda Jazz, which is identical to the City that it shares its platform with.

2015 Honda Jazz steering wheel with CVT and paddle shifters
The steering-mounted paddle-shifters in the Honda Jazz is a “segment first”.

The car featured is a petrol-powered Jazz equipped with a CVT unit and steering-mounted paddle-shifters, which is a “segment first”. Similar to the Honda City, it comes with touch-controlled automatic climate control system, steering mounted audio and phone controls. Judging by the lack of a touchscreen infotainment system (a feature confirmed by the teaser) and start/stop button, it is likely to be a middle-spec variant.

The new Jazz, when launched, will offer customers a choice between a 1.2-liter petrol engine and a 1.5-liter diesel engine, the latter being a first on a Honda hatchback. The i-VTEC petrol motor, carried over from the Brio, is expected to produce 88 PS and 109 Nm of torque, while the i-DTEC diesel will develop 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual for the petrol and diesel and a CVT exclusively for top petrol derivative.

2015 Honda Jazz interior with CVT and paddle shifters
Similar to the City, it comes with touch-controlled automatic climate control system, and steering mounted audio and phone controls.

Also Read: New Honda Shuttle (City/Jazz station wagon) launched in Japan at INR 8.97 lakhs

The new Jazz will be manufactured at Tapukara, Rajasthan, where production commenced this year for South African exports. To keep prices very competitive, the localization level on the new Jazz would be about 90 percent, unlike the discontinued model which stuttered due to a high price and diesel engine absence.

Competing cars: VW Polo, Tata Bolt, Fiat Punto Evo, Maruti Swift, Hyundai Elite i20
Expected Price: INR 5-7 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date in India: July 2015 (confirmed)

India-spec Honda Jazz – Teaser Gallery

Honda Jazz (European spec) – Image Gallery

[Source: Car Dekho]

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11 thoughts on “Indian-spec Honda Jazz interior spied with paddle shifters – Report

  1. Kester Peterson says:

    Honda should launch the Jazz with a 1.5 petrol cvt with all the features of city’s vxo model. What about the ground clearance???

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  2. Milind Soni says:

    Is there any official news abt nw jazz launch date? Most of them say 8th July is confirmed. Looking very much FWD to get on wid it,,,,

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  3. Ak says:

    That looks more of a Bluetooth phone controllers than a paddle shift to me

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    1. Bored Commenter says:

      There is peddle shift Notice the first image ? White Protrusion beyond the steering wheel. Left is downshift and right one is upshift

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    2. Bored Commenter says:

      Ha Yes there is peddle shift Notice the first image ? White Protrusion beyond the steering wheel. Left is downshift and right one is upshift

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    3. Bored Commenter says:

      There is peddle shift Notice the first image ? White
      Protrusion beyond the steering wheel. Left is downshift and right one is
      upshift

      Reply
  4. Rohan says:

    This pretty much tells me that a 1.5 liter petrol variant of jazz would be launched too, and that’d feature the touch infotainment system and the start stop ignition. However, they should launch both simultaneously else it’d retract the buyers from buying this cvt.

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  5. Gaurav says:

    The new Jazz, when launched, will offer customers a choice between a 1.2-liter petrol engine and a 1.5-liter diesel engine, the latter being a first on a Honda hatchback.

    Wait what! Wasn’t Brio the first Honda hatchback to carry a diesel engine?

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    1. Hello! There is no diesel engine offered on the Brio, never was 🙂

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      1. Gaurav says:

        That’s a news for me. Thanks man.

      2. Gaurav says:

        I am sure Amaze comes with a diesel engine & Amaze is essentially a Brio sedan. So, I thought so!

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