Will the latest Honda Jazz be the next success in the hatchback segment? Find out the answer by following our newest review of Honda Jazz 2018 in India?
The third generation of Honda Jazz has received huge updates, notably, with the addition of the diesel engine. The car is now available in three engine options. Together with a loaded feature package, a stylish interior, the Jazz has become one of the most successful hatchbacks in the market. IndianAuto.com will give you a full Honda Jazz 2018 Review India.
New Honda Jazz in India
1. Honda Jazz 2018 Exterior
In comparison to the previous model, Honda Jazz has a change in terms of the size. The length is increased from 3,900 to 3,955 mm. Apart from that, it remains the same width of 1,694 mm and the height of 1,544 mm.
Honda Jazz shares the MPV-like look with Honda City.
The Jazz looks similar to the City in a way that they both share the MPV-like appearance. In Honda’s words, it is called the “Crossfade Monoform Design.” The new design definitely stands out. The new model’s design is enhanced with sharper lines, making it harmonious with other designs from Honda.
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The stance slides down toward the front. The invisible flow meets at the pointed grille. The piano black grille is bordered by a thin silver streak, which is a difference from the popular choice of chrome grille in recent car models. The angular fog lamp unit adds a strong dose of aggressive and sporty style to the front. From the side, a belt-line stretch through the body, flattering the sporty appeal of the Jazz.
Look at the rear side of Honda Jazz
At the rear, the most noticeable change is the extension of the taillight bordering the rear windshield. The piano black garnish is replaced by a chrome one. In line with the front fog lamp unit’s shape, the angular rear air dam is also added.
2. Honda Jazz 2018 Interior
The cabin is full of the natural light due the extensive windshield and window. The interior of the top-of-the-range variant is all-black while the lower range gets the beige-black combination. The cabin space is cabin space is roomy in all aspects, be it legroom or shoulder room. The rear seat must boast one of the most spacious rear rooms in the segment, which could easily hold up to three occupants. Bigger rear doors make it easier to access the back seat.
The cabin of the Jazz looks bright
The seats are more comfortable than those of the previous model, which offers a more suitable sitting posture. The Jazz’s seats are covered in fine fabric upholstery. The driver seat offers a wide range of adjustment, expending the comfort of the car. However, there isn’t an armrest for the driver seat.
Speaking of the interior, the Jazz bears a strong resemblance with the City. Some details, namely, the dashboard, center console, and the steering wheel, are clear illustrations of this point.
The steering wheel is wrapped in leather, giving it a firm sense. However, it is only equipped with tilt adjustment and there is an absence of reach adjustment; whereas its rival – Hyundai Elite i20 has it. The wheel doesn’t have the cruise control button as in the City but the audio and telephony controls.
The dashboard of the Jazz resembles the City’s. It could be seen from the illuminating instrument cluster and the feather-touch climate control. For the V variant, a 5-inch display is available for the rear camera; whereas, the top-spec VX variant gets a 6.2-inch touchscreen with built-in navigation and DVD playback. USB and Aux input and Bluetooth connection are also available.
The dashboard of Honda Jazz
One of the most noteworthy features of the Jazz is the Magic Seats. The Magic Seats offer incredible ways to adjust the backseat for more space for storage, in the addition of the 354-litre boot. With the adjustment, occupants could even get a decent place to comfortably stretch their body on the back seats. However, this feature is only available in the VX variant.
Honda Jazz’s Magic Seats offer the utter comfort for occupants
3. Honda Jazz 2018 Performance
Honda Jazz is available in two engine options: a 1.2-litre petrol (90PS/110Nm) and a 1.5-litre diesel (100PS/200Nm). The petrol engine, which goes with either 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT, could kick out the power of 90 PS and the torque of 110Nm. For the diesel engine with a 6-speed manual transmission, the figures are 100 PS and 200 Nm. The mileage figure is 27.3 kmpl for the diesel engine, which is impressive for a hatchback of its segment. Petrol version returns the mileage of 18.7 kmpl for the manual gearbox and 19 kmpl for CVT.
The diesel variant has the same engine as the City. The motor provides driveability. Under 2000rpm, there is no noticeable lag from the turbo. Plus, the power delivery is linear. On the flip side, the NVS level could be quite high. The motor could perform well in both city streets and on highways. Beyond 4,000 rmp, the engine could not deliver the same competency.
New Honda Jazz arrives with three engine and transmission option
Unlike the loud diesel car, the petrol remains a low level of noise and vibration. On the other hand, it could not deliver the same level of driveability. 1.2-litre I-VTEC engine doesn’t feel powerful enough at the low end. The mid-range is more satisfying. Driving in the city, drivers have to change to downshift quite a lot.
The CVT makes a great company for city commuting. The presence of the automatic gearbox boosts the driveability of the petrol engine. The paddle shifters are available in the AT version.
The suspension of the Jazz allows a decent riding quality. The bumps and potholes of the Indian roads could not affect the comfort inside the cabin. Even with at the higher speed, the riding remains satisfying. The handling is acceptable with controllable body rolls and enough grim.
In term of safety package, the Jazz offers the dual airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), a rear parking camera, fog lamps, and an immobilizer.
4. Honda Jazz 2018 Price
The price range of Honda Jazz starts from 6.03 lakhs to 9.36 lakhs. The main rivals of Honda Jazz are Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20, Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto EVO.