Japanese auto maker Honda is expected to launch its new Jazz in the Indian market this year. The car, which was axed from the Indian market in early 2013 owing to poor sales, is getting ready to make its comeback in India in June. The model has hit the assembly line at the company's plant here.
The carparazzi has been talking about the new Jazz for a while now. The auto enthusiasts in the country have already seen enough spy shots and leaked reports with regard to the new Jazz, with the latest claiming the model will come with CVT option.
The new Jazz, which has grown bigger in dimension, sits on a wheelbase of 2,530mm - 30 mm longer than the previous one. Under the skin, Jazz 2015 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 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor that can pump 100PS of power and 200Nm torque. Rumours of CVT gearbox for the petrol variant has also hit the web; however, since the specifications of the model have not been confirmed, we may have to wait till the launch to see if there is CVT option.
As for features, Honda's new Jazz is speculated to get safety features like airbags, side airbags, and ABS with EBD. Other expected features include touchscreen infotainment with Bluetooth connectivity and multi-function steering wheel.
Upon its launch in India, the new Jazz will be taking on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Nissan Micra, and Volkswagen Polo and Hyundai i20. A launch is expected by June this year and Honda Jazz is likely to be priced aggressively in the market in its new avatar.
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