The production of new 2015 Jazz is in full swing at Honda's Tapukara plant in Rajasthan and the company has reportedly started shipping the first batch to South Africa.
Honda Jazz, a premium hatchback offering from the Japanese auto maker, is expected to make its comeback to the Indian market this year. The model was caught on camera numerous times in its disguised and undisguised avatars. Hence, the auto lovers in the country will surely have a clear picture of what to expect on the arrival of new Jazz.
Now, the latest batch spy shots of new Jazz came from GaadiWaadi. In the images, we an see the new Jazz being loaded onto a truck, suggesting that the shipment has begun, however, it is not clear if it's for the dealers in the country. Going by the words of the original publisher of the images, the new Jazz have been exported to South Africa.
2015 Jazz is likely to be offered in five variants ― EMT, SMT, SVMT, VMT and VXMT ― and will have both petrol and diesel engine options in India. As of now, the launch is expected to happen in the first half of 2015 and is likely to fall in the price brackets of ₹5 lakh to ₹8 lakh.
For the oily bits, the India-bound version of Jazz is likely to pack the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that powers Amaze and Brio, which can generate a power of 87bhp, with a torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm, and the diesel Jazz is expected to draw power from a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor that can pump 100PS of power and 200Nm torque.
Once it hits the market, new Jazz will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Nissan Micra, Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20.