Honda has temporarily discontinued the Jazz in India and teases the updated BS-6 version of the car, which will be launched soon in the country.
Honda Jazz is the brand’s premium hatchback offering in the Indian market. It is the third-generation of the car, and it is in its last phase of the product lifecycle. Last year, Honda showcased the MK4 Jazz at the Tokyo Motor Show, which will not be making its way to our shores. However, in India, Honda has now discontinued the ongoing Jazz as it was still a BS-4 compliant car. That said, it is now discontinued temporarily, since Honda has teased an updated BS-6 version of the car. The teaser image gives a slight idea that Honda will not be giving any major makeover to the Jazz, but the addition of some more features is expected.
Honda Cars India has hinted at the imminent launch of the updated (BS6) Jazz via a teaser image.
The updated BS-6 Jazz would be offered with the same set of engines, but updated to meet the new emission compliance. In BS-4 state, Jazz was offered with 2 engine options – 1.2L i-VTEC petrol and 1.5L i-DTEC diesel. The smaller 1.2L 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol motor was good to produce a peak power output of 90 PS and max. torque of 110 Nm. It was offered with 2 transmission options – 5-speed MT and CVT. The 1.5L oil burner, on the other hand, whipped out a rated output of 100 PS and 200 Nm and came mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only. In the BS-6 avatar, the power figures are expected to stay identical. With these engines, the Jazz offered a fuel economy of 19 kmpl (petrol-manual), 18.2 kmpl (petrol-CVT) and 27.3 kmpl (diesel-manual).
Front-three quarters of the MK-3 Honda Jazz (temporarily discontinued).
Jazz came decently packed with features and it is expected to have a better feature list now. It came equipped with LED tail lamps, cruise control, steering-mounted paddle shifters, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The prices for the Jazz started at Rs. 7.75 lakh for the base variant and topped out at Rs. 9.45 lakh for the top-end variant. Once launched, the Jazz will continue to compete against the likes of other premium hatchbacks offered in the market such as Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Ford Figo, Volkswagen Polo, and Toyota Glanza.