Honda Cars India, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese car maker Honda launched 2018 Jazz facelift on Thursday. The updated premium hatchback has been priced from Rs 7.35 lakh for base petrol trim to Rs 9.29 lakh for the top-spec diesel trim.
Unfortunately, Honda Cars India has not made significant changes to the exterior design of the new Jazz and that will leave common man to think the new Jazz and its previous version is the same. However, Honda has actually added an array of equipment and features in the new Jazz that goes up against hot selling rivals, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. We have compiled all you need to know about the 2018 Honda Jazz.
Rejigged variant options and price
Honda Cars India has trimmed the variant of the Jazz with the latest update. The S variant is the new base trim replacing the E trim and it is offered only with diesel engine. The company has also discontinued mid-spec SV trim. The V and VX are the only other two variant options offered in both petrol and diesel engine options.
After the restructuring of the variants, new Honda Jazz price is as follows in ex-showroom Delhi.
|S MT||-||Rs 8.05 lakh|
|V MT||Rs 7.35 lakh||Rs 8.85 lakh|
|VX MT||Rs 7.79 lakh||Rs 9.29 lakh|
|V CVT||Rs 8.55 lakh||-|
|VX CVT||Rs 8.99 lakh||-|
Is there any changes on the exterior?
Yes, there are some changes but they are subtle. The new Jazz gets updated tail lamps featuring LED wing lights and chrome door handles for the top-spec VX variant. Honda has also added two new body colour options - Radiant Red Metallic, and Lunar Silver Metallic. 2018 Honda Jazz will be offered in the existing Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and White Orchid Pearl colour options.
What is new inside 2018 Jazz's cabin?
Honda has not changed the basic layout and dashboard inside the cabin. The most notable addition is the Digipad 2.0, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system also offers Bluetooth connectivity and display for the reverse camera.
In addition, front centre armrest, speed sensing auto door lock, and rear parking sensor are now standard across the trim while push button start/stop, Honda smart key with keyless remote and cruise control is limited to petrol CVT and diesel variants.
Tried and tested engine
Honda Cars India did not touch the powertrain options at all for the 2018 version. The new Honda Jazz is powered by the same a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine develops 90bhp and a torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm. The diesel option has the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine with 100bhp of power and 200Nm torque. Five-speed manual transmission is standard in both petrol and diesel engine while the former is also offered with CVT automatic transmission.