- The Jazz facelift will be launched in India on 19 July 2018.
- It will be offered in three variants – S, V and VX across two engine and two gearbox options.
- The characteristic “magic seats” is not part of the package anymore.
Honda is all set to launch the new and updated Jazz in India on 19 July. Ahead of the official reveal, a brochure of the hatchback has surfaced online. According to the leaked spec sheet, the Jazz facelift will be offered in three variants – S, V and VX.
The petrol engine will be available in only V and VX trims. It would also get a CVT automatic transmission apart from a standard six-speed manual. The diesel, on the other hand, will be offered in S, V and VX trim with manual transmission only. There are no plans for diesel CVT as yet. Honda will discontinue the E, S and SV variants for the petrol and E and SV trims for the diesel with the update.
Features-wise, the S variant of the Jazz will come with standard offerings of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, steering mounted control, keyless entry, driver seat adjustment with front centre armrest, rear parking sensors, electric ORVMs, fabric upholstery and day/night rearview mirror.
Besides the features of the S trim, the V variant will have petrol CVT transmission option with paddle shifters. The V trim will also include smart keyless remote entry, one-touch push start/stop, cruise control, automatic AC, chrome door handles, five-inch screen, rear parking camera, Bluetooth connectivity, Eco Assist system, instantaneous fuel economy display, front fog lamps, driver side one-touch power window with pinch guard and rear wiper.
The top-spec VX variant, in addition to the V trim, will offer a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, voice command, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. The VX variant will also come with new “signature LED extended lights" which won't be offered with lower spec variants.
Honda will surprisingly stop providing the “magic seats” with the update which has always been Jazz’s USP. The facelift will include two new colour options – Radiant red and Lunar silver – which was introduced with the new-gen Amaze. The 15-inch alloy wheels will be standard with no option of 16-inch upgrade as in the competition.
Under the hood, the 89bhp 1.2-litre petrol and the 98bhp 1.5-litre diesel will continue to power the Honda Jazz. The exterior updates will align the Jazz with the latest Honda family design language, incorporating the 'Solid Wing Face' headlight and grille. When launched, the Jazz facelift will continue to rival the updated Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Prices are expected to increase slightly compared to the outgoing model.