SRINAGAR: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) Wednesday unveiled the much awaited new-generation Honda Jazz at Hill View Honda, Trehan Automobiles, at Lasjan here.
The car was launched by National Conference’s Youth President Salman Ali Sagar, who was the Chief Guest, in presence of Ajiaz Ahmad, Sales Head of Hill View Honda.
According to the company, the All-New Jazz is developed as “world’s best functional compact hatchback” that offers “dynamic styling, outstanding package, class-leading fuel economy, advanced technology and equipment, and versatile utility”.
“The All new Jazz would be available in both diesel and petrol fuel options in India. The diesel variant will debut with 1.5-L i-DTEC diesel engine exclusively for the Indian market, which will offer a class leading fuel economy of 27.3 kmpl,” it said.
Speaking on the occasion, Ajiaz said Jazz is among the successful models of the company across the world with over 5.5 million units sold across 75 countries since the launch of its first generation in 2001.
“Jazz has played a significant role in boosting our business globally and I am confident that it will replicate the same success and delight our customers in India,” he said. He said they strongly believe that Jazz will meet the rational needs and aspirations of the customers.
“The All new Jazz will be a key pillar of business and would be instrumental in driving the growth for Honda cars in India,” he said.
The car has been developed at Honda’s R&D centre located in Tochigi, Japan. The car has been designed basis results obtained from extensive market surveys across the world, including India, for people’s driving needs and lifestyles.
Built on a completely new platform, the car now comes with the option of a diesel engine, an automatic gearbox, and with an ARAI-tested fuel economy of 27.3kpl for the diesel manual variant, has instantly grabbed the second spot among the most fuel-efficient cars in the country. The petrol manual variant has an ARAI fuel efficiency of 18.7 kmpl while the petrol auto variant will return 19 kmpl.
The new Honda Jazz is longer, has a larger wheelbase and is better equipped than the previous generation car. The overall length has been increased by 55mm and wheelbase is up by 30mm. The car also gets direct LED tail and stop lamps.
Powering the car is the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine running the Honda Amaze and City. Peak power is 98.6bhp at 3,600rpm and peak torque is 20.4kgm at 1,750rpm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The Honda Jazz also gets the 1.2 i-VTEC petrol engine which produces 89bhp and 11.21kgm of torque at 4,800rpm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) gearbox.