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