There are two new cars for those petrol premium hatch buyers today in India. The first is of course the new Swift which has had a very strong start with 50k+ bookings and then there's the cut-price Honda Jazz that lacks a diesel but makes up for that more with an amazing sticker price and huge amounts of space.
The Jazz has almost been down segmented and will piggyback on the Honda brand image in India.
Can these two hatchbacks rewrite the segment basics yet again? Will a petrol hatch buyer invariably drive home a Jazz and a diesel lover will not think twice before opting for a Swift? Is waiting period the only grouse in the buying process?
The other indication from the Jazz pricing is the Brio could be priced starting at just over 4 lakh rupees. Can Honda price the Brio from 3.99 lakh rupees?