Honda SIEL has just launched the all new Jazz. Exterior changes include a new grille, bumper, headlights and alloy wheels. The interiors get a new dual tone, beige-black finish, new clocks and rear reclining seats. The new car will be priced as follows –
Jazz S Rs 5.50 lakh
Jazz Select Rs 5.75 lakh
Jazz X Rs 6.06 lakh
All prices are ex-showroom Delhi. The Jazz now has become competitively priced to compete against its rivals Toyota Etios Liva (Rs 5.99 lakh), i20 (Rs 6.29 lakh), Skoda Fabia (Rs 5.68 lakh), Polo (Rs 6.38 lakh) and Maruti Suzuki Swift (Rs 5.53 lakh), each of which are in top end trim. The pricing comes after a dealer discount on the last generation Jazz was offered last month. Until now, the price was the only factor which made people think twice about the car and this has been addressed this time. Honda is all set to launch the Brio hatchback as well by the beginning of next month.
It will be interesting to see how Honda prices the Brio with both the Jazz and City seeing price cuts recently.
Here is the Press Release
New Delhi, August 18, 2011: Honda Siel Cars India, leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today launched the new Honda Jazz with fresh new exterior styling, enhanced interiors and several new value-added features.
The new Jazz exudes a sporty, bold, strong and commanding presence with its new stylish front grille, newly designed aerodynamic front bumper, new headlights with silver & black matt finish and new design 15 inch silver alloy wheels. The sporty rear of the new Jazz gets further enhanced with the new rear chrome garnish (in Jazz Select) and new rear bumper.
The new advanced interior creates a superior and refined atmosphere. The plush new beige black interior (in Jazz and Jazz Select) and new Amber coloured stereoscopic dials for superior visibility gives the car a richer feel. The versatile interiors of the new Jazz comes with the newly introduced Rear reclining seats for ensuring super back seat comfort during long drives.
Adding greater value to the Jazz X, the new car now has Electrically Retractable Outside Rear View Mirror for extra convenience of the driver. The advanced integrated Audio system now comes with a standard USB Port to offer consumers enjoy their favourite music with added convenience.
The new Jazz will be available in a new colour Urban Titanium in addition to the four existing colours Taffetta White, Alabaster Silver, Crystal Black Pearl and Rallye Red.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Seki Inaba, Director Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. said, “During the past couple of years, HSCI has focused a lot on localization and cost down activities for our volume models through the R&D function in India. The new Jazz with its attractive pricing will surely appeal to the customers and expand on customer base of the Jazz.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Siel Cars India said, “The new Jazz is a result of extensive customer feedback aiming at providing newness to the product and offers the latest in technology and design. With refreshed styling the New Jazz is a perfect blend of agile performance and elegant style.”
Honda Jazz was introduced in the Indian market in year 2009 as company’s first offering in the premium compact car segment. The Jazz is a segment-defining car that has won accolades and adoration all over the world. Widely acclaimed for its dynamic styling, spacious interiors, versatile utility and remarkable performance, the Honda Jazz brings added fun and excitement to the driving experience.
The Jazz’s dynamic performance is achieved by a four-cylinder 1.2-liter i-VTEC engine. This engine has been specially developed for the Indian market and reflects the company's commitment towards India and its continued focus on bringing in the latest global technology into the country. The engine features Programmed Fuel Injection that delivers maximum output of 90 PS (66 kW) @ 6,200 rpm and Torque of 110 Nm (11.2 kg-m) @ 4800 rpm while giving impressive fuel economy of 16.7 km/l, as per ARAI test data.
Honda's design principle “Man Maximum - Machine Minimum” has defined the underlying approach in the design concept of the Honda Jazz that calls for maximizing the space available for passengers and minimizing the space occupied by mechanical components. The packaging of Honda Jazz is based on Honda’s innovative center tank layout which allows enhancement of cabin space and practicality. The Jazz practicality has been enhanced with three - mode “Magic Seat” configuration to achieve multiple seating and cargo-carrying configurations for long or tall objects in addition to the standard five-passenger mode.
Safety of passengers and pedestrians is a top priority for Honda and all safety equipment is standard across all variants of Jazz.
The Honda Jazz is available in three variants – Jazz S, Jazz Select and Jazz X in Manual Transmission.
The new Honda Jazz range is available at the following prices (Ex-showroom Delhi):
Jazz S – Rs. 5.50 lakhs
Jazz Select – Rs. 5.75 lakhs
Jazz X – 6.06 lakhs