New Honda Jazz to launch in India on July 8 – Report
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Will be made at the Rajasthan plant.
According to a report on the ET Auto, Honda Cars India will launch the new Jazz on July 8. The car maker confirmed on its social media channel yesterday that it will launch the new hatchback in the month of July, but a specific date was not announced.
The newspaper says in its report that Honda has already started adjusting its production schedule to cater to the Jazz. The Tapukara, Rajasthan, plant will be responsible for manufacturing the Elite i20 rival, with localization level expected to touch 90 percent.
The new Honda Jazz will come with a petrol and diesel engine, the latter being the 1.5-liter i-DTEC unit seen on the Amaze, City and Mobilio. The Jazz will inherit its petrol engine, a 1.2-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC, from the Brio and Amaze, but will get a CVT gearbox in addition to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Borrowing its platform and dashboard design from the new City, the Jazz is expected to get almost all the features available on the sedan. Some of the features that have been confirmed for the Indian model, by way of a video teaser, include a touchscreen Media NAV system, steering mounted controls, power folding wing mirrors and alloy wheels. Safety features on the Jazz include dual front airbags, ABS and EBD.
Rivals: Tata Bolt, VW Polo, Fiat Punto Evo, Maruti Swift, Hyundai Elite i20
Expected Price: INR 5-7 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date in India: July 8, 2015 (reported)
2015 Honda Jazz India Specification – Image Gallery
2015 Honda Jazz (Fit) – Image Gallery
[Source – ET Auto]