New Honda Jazz celebrates 1st anniversary in India
New Honda Jazz celebrates 1st anniversary in India. Pictured: Honda new

Honda Cars India is celebrating the first anniversary of the third-generation premium hatchback, the Jazz, in India. The Jazz, which entered the market in July 2015, has had a tremendous journey in the domestic market with sales of 47,335 units so far.

The Jazz accounted for 26 percent of total sales of Honda in the past 12 months. Honda Jazz rivals Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 in India. Honda Jazz CVT petrol with paddle shifters contributed to 25 percent of the total Jazz sales in the market.

"The Jazz is a globally successful model in Honda's line-up and is appreciated world-wide. In India too, the 3rd Generation Jazz, has struck a chord among young, urban customers who have appreciated its styling, packaging and the advanced, new-generation CVT technology," said Yoichiro Ueno, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd.

As part of the Jazz anniversary celebration in the country, Honda dealerships across India will be operated till 10:00 p.m. in the night from July 8 to 10, 2016. Honda has also planned various activities at the showrooms through this extended hour to engage the customers. Honda will also pack exciting offers and gifts during these hours for three days.

Launched on July 8, 2015, the Honda Jazz hatchback packs a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that powers Amaze and Brio. It can generate power of 90bhp with a torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm. The other engine, a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor, can pump 100bhp of power and 200Nm torque.The transmission is taken care of by either a five-speed manual or a CVT with paddle shifters in the petrol variants and six-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.