Honda has started accepting bookings for the Jazz, which now gets a BS6 petrol engine only. The booking amount is set at Rs 21,000 for offline bookings and Rs 5,000 for online bookings. Apart from updating the petrol engine to meet the BS6 emission standards, Honda has also redesigned the Jazz’ front and rear bumper and grille. It also features LED headlamps and sunroof, features that were not on offer before.
The dashboard layout of the Jazz is similar to the older version. LED fog lamps, chrome door handles, alloy wheels, fixed rear headrests and front armrests are some of the other features that are now confirmed. Features like cruise control, touchscreen infotainment system with steering mounted controls, auto AC and push-button start/stop will be on offer as well.
The Jazz’ 1.2-litre petrol engine will be available with both manual and CVT type automatic transmissions. It’s the same engine that’s on offer on the Amaze. It puts out 90PS of maximum power and 110Nm of peak torque.
We expect Honda to announce the updated Jazz’ prices soon. It will compete in the B2 hatchback segment against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Altroz, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo, Ford Figo and Toyota Glanza. Jazz is now the only car in this segment to get a sunroof. Globally, Honda has introduced the new-gen Jazz, and the carmaker is yet to confirm whether the new model will be sold in India or not.