- Honda Jazz facelift is expected to be launched in India on 19 July.
- Will be available in three trims across two engine options.
- The Jazz’s special “magic seats” won’t be a part of the package anymore.
Honda is gearing up for the official launch of the new and updated Jazz in India. Here are the five things which we know so far about the Jazz facelift.
Exterior design –
The Jazz facelift launched in the international markets gets a revised fascia incorporating the 'Solid Wing Face' headlight and grille. The front bumper is also different with more aggressive contours around the air vents. At the rear, Honda has introduced new ´signature LED extended lights´. However, in India, recent reports suggest that the updated Jazz won’t carry any significant design changes. There will be two new paint options though – Radiant red and Lunar silver – which was introduced with the new-gen Amaze. The hatchback will sit on 15-inch alloy wheels.
Honda will discontinue the E, S and SV variants for the petrol and E and SV trims for the diesel with the update. The Jazz will be offered in just three variants – S, V and VX – across two engine options. 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.
The updated Jazz won’t get any mechanical changes to go with the update. The 1.5-litre i-DTEC Earth Dreams diesel motor with 98bhp and 200Nm of torque will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. The petrol version with the 1.2-litre i-VTEC producing 90bhp and 110Nm of torque can be had in either a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission with paddle shifters. There are no plans for diesel CVT as yet.
The refreshed 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, centre armrest for the front row, push-button start, power boot release, fabric upholstery and day/night rearview mirror as standard. The V trim will add cruise control, automatic AC, rear parking camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and Eco Assist system. The top-spec VX trim will add a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, voice command, and the new signature LED extended lights.
No Magic Seats –
The Honda Jazz had one speciality– Magic Seats. The versatile rear seats will surprisingly be discontinued in the new Jazz. This is a bummer since the magic seats were the Jazz’s edge over its competition.