Honda Jazz India
Honda Jazz has come out with a vengeance with its face lifted version and a revised starting price of Rs 5.5 lakh. The country's most expensive hatchback Jazz was not able to gather substantial volumes since its launch in June 2009 due to its Rs 7 lakh-plus (Delhi, ex-showroom) price tag. The Honda Jazz doesn’t look like it was inspired from some other design whereas the Swift can openly be said to be inspired from the Miniseries. Honda India hatchback is available in three manual transmissions Jazz, Jazz Mode and Jazz Active. Like on the original model, the new Jazz will be powered by a 4-cylinder 1.2 liter i-VTEC engine. Honda Jazz is still for only those people with extra money.
The little big car from the Honda stable features an 1198cc petrol engine that can churn out a very healthy 90bhp and 110Nm of torque which tops most other premium hatches. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The capability of the engine to regulate the valve opening in accordance with engine speed ensures the dual advantage of superior power and low fuel consumption. The powerful engine of Honda Jazz offers great acceleration and enables it to cross the mark of 100kmph in just 11.2 seconds and achieve the top speed mark of 165kmph. Those who are looking for a powerful, comfortable, spacious and compact alternative to entry sedans, the Honda Jazz would be the only choice.
Honda Jazz Exteriors
The Honda Jazz doesn’t just stand out from the crowd. This ingeniously designed small car helps drivers and passengers fit right in, and takes them on the ride of their life. The front and rear fascia is more attractive compared to the Swift and also there is more space inside as the Jazz is larger in length as well as height. With its Super-forward Cabin and Dynamic Forward Leaning form, the Honda Jazz is an aerodynamic bundle of joy. The car lacks a remote trunk opener and remote fuel lid opener. New inclusions in the exteriors includes front fog lamps, grille and rear spoiler too. Honda Jazz is a hatchback but looks like a mini MPV from Honda India.
Honda Jazz Interiors
The Honda Jazz has a big heart – and lots of room inside. Just get behind the wheel and you'll understand why it's been acclaimed as one of the world's best-designed small cars. The Honda Jazz becomes even more stylish and sporty with the new blue black interiors and this sporty look is further accentuated with the addition of Alloy wheels. The seats may seem a little firm but on the whole the interiors offer complete comfort. High quality materials are used throughout the interiors. The “Select Edition” is an addition to the Jazz line–up it boasts of premium styling, spacious interiors, versatile utility and remarkable performance & fuel efficiency. The overall utility of the Jazz has been one of its strengths and the second generation Jazz has lost none of its flexibility, making it one of the most user friendly cars in the light car segment.
Honda Jazz Safety Features
When it comes to safety of the passengers, Honda makes no compromises. Truly speaking, at Honda, safety is not an option. These safety features are a standard offering across the entire range of Honda in the Indian market. To ensure the safety of the occupants of the car, Honda cars are built on the ‘Advanced Compatibility Engineering’ (ACE) body. This provides enhanced self-protection and better compatibility in collisions with other different sized vehicles. The Honda Jazz is equipped with the pretensioner seat belt with load limiter. It is not only the safety of the occupants, but also that of the pedestrians which is of prime concern at Honda. The Honda pedestrian-injury reduction body design helps protect pedestrians from injury in the event of a collision. Honda’s Jazz is one of the safest light cars offering a host of safety features, including: Dual front airbags are standard equipment. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution are also standard. Every seat is equipped with a three-point seatbelt. The anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution system allow better control in an emergency breaking situation. Active front head restraints are another practical safety feature and simple seat height adjustment allows the driver to find their optimum driving position.
Honda Jazz Colors
Honda Jazz Ride and Handling
The electric steering is also good enough for the open road, just lacking true feel. The Honda Jazz rides well at low speeds, the soft suspension helping cushion the occupants from road imperfections. The ride and handling package of the Honda Jazz is the most sorted out amongst hatchbacks. The all new Honda Jazz has a good suspension as compared to existing Honda Jazz for easier riding and handling. Ride and handling of the car are further supported by a finely tuned suspension system.
The chassis of Honda Jazz is both superior in handling and ride comfort. Its suspension provides dynamic performance. The steering is easy-peasy light for parking, but vague and slow-witted on winding routes, and that undermines the driver’s confidence. Not only does it look and sound like a premium product, it now rides like one. Speaking about the mid range performance and this is where Jazz is beaten by Polo, and this is where the car will spend 90% of her life.
Honda Jazz Specifications
Honda Jazz is available with a five-speed manual transmission. Honda Jazz is available in 3 models - base model S, Mid line SE & top of the line X is available at price range of 4.5 lakhs to 6 lakhs. It has the best boot space for a small car - a mind boggling 386 liters. The Honda Jazz has a 4 cylinder petrol engine with a power output of 90 PS at 6200 rpm, and a torque output of 110 Nm at 4800 rpm. In UK, the car was launched with a 1.4L petrol engine, and has a Length of 3,830mm (12ft 3in), Width (mirror tip to mirror tip): 1,878mm (6ft 2in), Height: 1,525mm (5ft 0in), Luggage capacity: 353 litres (rear seats up); 1,323 litres (rear seats down).
Honda Jazz Ex-showroom Price
Initially the Honda Jazz came at a price of Rs 7.8-9 lakh. However considering the price-sensitive nature of Indian market and its sluggish sales the Honda NEW Jazz has set a new benchmark in the premium hatchback segment with its pricing reduced by 1.6 lacs and suddenly this car becomes value for money with Honda’s performance and reliability. Honda has launched the new Honda Jazz at Rs.5.50 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.
Honda Jazz Models
Honda Jazz S: Honda Jazz S comes across as a fine small car with necessary features perfectly included to make a relatively good car as compared to other cars of the same segment. It comes with a power steering, top speed of 105.6 mph, option for navigation system, includes driver as well as passenger airbags.
Honda Jazz Select: All features similar to the basic variant except for a few optional features including leather seats etc.
Honda Jazz X: All features similar to the basic variant except it is equipped with Remote Trunk Opener, Rear Reading Lamp, Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest, Parking Sensors, Adjustable Steering Column ,Tachometer, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Audio System Remote Control, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank ,Engine Check Warning etc.
Honda Jazz Mileage
The Honda Jazz delivers mileage of around 13 to 14 km/litre within the city. According to ARAI data the car is expected to deliver 16.1 km/litre. There is news that Honda is planning on a diesel version of Honda Jazz for Indian markets. This new stunning Jazz equipped with 1.2L petrol engine which gives mileage of 16.7 Km per liter.
Honda Jazz Competitors
Honda Jazz is also called as Honda Fit worldwide. Honda Jazz competes with the likes of Fiat Grande Punto, Maruti Ritz, Hyundai i20 and Skoda Fabia.
Compare Honda Jazz with other Models
Honda Jazz vs Hyundai i20: As far as safety is concerned, the Hyundai i20 is the safest car of the lot with a perfect 5 star in the Euro NCAP ratings.
Honda Jazz vs Nissan Micra: Everyone agrees the color really suits the Micra and gives it even more of a sense of character. In terms of practicality the Micra is not as generously proportioned as a Honda Jazz. Nissan Micra is a perfect car for city driving because of its style and its fun to drive. But its engine is not powerful.
Honda Jazz vs Hyundai i20: Accelerate hard and the Jazz will do 100 kph in 13.29 seconds compared to that of the 15.21 that the 1.2 version of the i20 manages. The Kappa- engine of the i20 is rated at 80 bhp only. The i20 is a brilliant premium hatchback that is packaged rather well.
Honda Jazz vs Maruti Swift: The bottom line is Jazz gives you more value for your money, but does not have a low end model like Swift without frills.
Honda Jazz Awards
The Honda Jazz has won several prestigious awards in Indian market. They are as follows
2004-2005 Best Mini MPV by Auto Bild (IN)
2004-2006 Best Fuel consumption by Auto Bild (IN)
2004 Car of the Year by Auto Bild (IN)
2004 Best Mini MPV by Top Gear (IN)
2004-2005 Best Mini MPV by Mobile Motor (IN)
2005-2006 Reader’s Choice by Auto Bild (IN)
2005-2006 Fun & Compact by Top Gear (IN)
2006 Compact H/B by Auto Bild (IN)
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Published on: August 11, 2011 12:46 pm
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