Honda's next big launch after its Mobilio MPV is its 2014 Jazz. Japanese auto giant Honda has started accepting the bookings for its new hatchback Jazz in Malaysia.
Honda Jazz, which is expected to make its India entry early next year, is available in three trims in Malaysia - S, E and V. While the base variant Jazz S is priced at RM 72,800 (₹13.71 lakh), the mid variant Jazz E and top spec Jazz V variant are priced at RM 79,800 (₹15.03 lakh) and RM 87,800 (₹16.54 lakh) respectively, as reported by Rushlane.
Based on Honda's 'EXCITING H!!!' design philosophy, the all-new Jazz looks stylish and chic. In Malaysia, the car will be available in Tinted Silver, Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Tafetta White, Crystal Black Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic color options and will get features such as reclining rear seating, six airbags, 7 inch touch screen with HDMI, SIRI Eye Free Mode, steering with mounted audio controls and front and rear power windows.
Speaking about the engine specifications, the Malaysian version of the car gets power from 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine that does the duty in Honda City. It can churn out a power of 120 PS at 6,600 rpm and a peak torque of 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm, promising a fuel efficiency of 17.81 kmpl.
When it comes to India, the highlight of the new Jazz is its diesel model. Like Amaze and City, Jazz will also venture into the diesel market to rewrite its history in the domestic market. The India-bound version of the latest Jazz will come in both petrol and diesel engine variants. The petrol version is speculated to pack the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that powers Amaze and Brio, which can generate a power of up to 87bhp, with a torque of 110Nm at 4,800 rpm. The diesel Jazz is likely to pack a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor of Amaze, City and now Mobilio, which can pump 100PS of power and 200Nm torque.
Maruti Suzuki Swift, Nissan Micra, Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20 will be the main contenders of Honda's premium hatchback Jazz in India when it gets launched.