2015 Honda Jazz production begins in India
Honda has been on a roll. Last year it released the new City and 7-seater Mobilio, and soon the new Jazz is expected to hit the streets. The Honda Jazz came out in India back in 2009, with a 1.2 litre i-VTEC engine and it was a big hit, until rising fuel prices and production problems forced them to shut down. That time the Amaze was also being launched and Honda concentrated mostly on its production. The new Honda looks amazing and if priced right would make a huge dent in the premium hatchback market.
Spy shots of the un-camouflaged car were seen online, giving us a first look at the soon to be released vehicle. The 2015 Honda Jazz is based on the City sedan, and borrows a lot of its looks and styling. The car was supposed to be launched somewhere in the middle of 2014, but delay was caused due to the Mobilio. Production for the Jazz has begun in India, and deliveries are expected in mid-2015.
Honda has never ending production problems (due to the Thailand floods, the waiting period for the Jazz went overboard if you remember). To sort out this problem, Honda plans to set up a new production unit in Gujarat, and has already approached the state government.
The car borrows a lot from the City in terms of styling, and there are noticeable similarities between the two. A lot of the interior trim will also been borrowed from the City. To keep costs down, a lot of the components will be sourced locally. What you could expect is touchscreen infotainment system with climate control; rear air-con vents, electronically adjustable ORVMs and other features seen in the city. The car will be available in white, red, black, silver, titanium, black and maroon.
The new Honda Jazz will be powered by the same petrol motor its predecessor had, and will get a diesel variant as well. The petrol engine will be a 1.2 litre i-VTEC which churns out 88PS and 109Nm torque. The diesel will be the 1.5L Earth Dreams i-DTEC churning out 100 PS power and 200Nm torque.
Expected launch date and price
The expected launch date would be somewhere in the middle of next year and the car is expected to be priced between 4.5-8 lakhs. The Honda Jazz could’ve used a more powerful petrol engine, nonetheless looking forward to the new Jazz.
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