If the latest reports are anything to go by, Honda, which launched its new Jazz in India in July, is planning to increase the production of its new premium hatchback in order to meet the rising demand.
Auto Car India reports that Honda is rearranging the production at its Tapukara and Greater Noida manufacturing facilities to accommodate the new Jazz, which is witnessing great demand in the country.
The production of Honda Amaze and it MPV Mobilio has been already adjusted at both the plants to make way for new Jazz and the model is currently enjoying a waiting period of up to two months. According to the report, the Jazz CVT variant contributes 25 % to its sales in the country, whereas the petrol models of the hatchback accounts for 60%. In July, Honda Jazz clocked 6,676 units of sale in the country.
Launched on 8 July, under the hood, the new Honda Jazz hatchback packs1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that powers Amaze and Brio. It can generate power of 90bhp with a torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor can pump 100PS of power and 200Nm torque.
The transmission is taken care of by either a 5-speed manual or a CVT with paddle shifters in petrol variants and 6-speed manual transmission in diesel Jazz. The petrol Jazz promises to give a mileage of 19kmpl and the diesel variant is rated to return a mileage of 27.3kmpl.