2015 Honda Jazz is India’s second most fuel efficient car – IAB Report

Posted on: Jun 13, 2015 - 1:00pm IST

Diesel engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.

The all-new 2015 Honda Jazz will launch in India on July 8, 2015, Honda Cars India confirmed at the media drive held in Goa this week. When launched, the Jazz diesel will be India’s second most fuel efficient diesel passenger vehicle, apart from offering best-in-class efficiency.

2015 Honda Jazz Diesel VX MT front view Review
The Jazz will get a manual and CVT box for the petrol, and a 6MT for the diesel.

The ARAI-rated efficiency of the Jazz i-DTEC is 27.3 km/l, just marginally lower than the recently-launched Celerio diesel’s 27.62 km/l. However, bear in mind that the Celerio diesel is a 900 kg small hatchback with a twin-cylinder 47.6 PS engine, whereas the Jazz is a premium hatchback with a four-cylinder 100 PS engine, weighing more than 1.1 tonnes.

The Jazz diesel gets the i-DTEC unit borrowed from the City capable of 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. Compared to the City, engineers have given taller gear ratios for the Jazz (as much as 8 percent higher than the City).

2015 Honda Jazz Diesel VX MT dashboard Review
An all-black dashboard is standard across all variants of the Jazz.

The Jazz petrol gets a 1.2-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine capable of 90 PS and 110 Nm of torque. With a 5-speed manual, this version is good for 18.7 km/l whereas a CVT results in a higher 19 km/l ARAI figure.

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The Jazz is the only vehicle in its segment to get a CVT; the Polo relies on a 7-speed DSG whereas Hyundai does not offer an AT on the Elite i20 just as yet. While the Nissan Micra does offer a CVT, it is positioned a step lower than the Jazz, and competes with the likes of the Hyundai Grand i10.

2015 Honda Jazz 1.5L (Diesel) VX MT – Image Gallery

2015 Honda Jazz 1.2L (Petrol) VX MT – Image Gallery

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One thought on “2015 Honda Jazz is India’s second most fuel efficient car – IAB Report

  1. Augustine says:

    I am not sure if this car is already or will be available in the U.S market. I just love this Honda Jazz. I want a car that could drive me for a long road trip together with my family. I’m just hoping that this car’s seat space is comfortable during long drives.


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