Taking a step towards making its cars safer in India, Honda has now equipped its premium hatchback Jazz with dual front airbags as standard. Earlier, the same move was carried over on the automaker’s C-segment sedan, the City. Earlier, only the V, SV and VX trims were available with the dual-front airbags, now the base E and S trims will come equipped with the same. Addition of the following safety feature has increased the prices of the hatchback by up to INR 12,000. But we believe that it is one trade off that a buyer will gladly accept.
Launched almost a year and a half back, the new generation Honda Jazz continues to be amongst the most stylish hatchback that currently exist in India. Based on the same chassis as that of the Honda City, the Jazz is also one of the most spacious 5-door cars that are out there. The earlier generation of the Honda Jazz did not manage to make much of a big impact on the Indian car market, but this new age model has somewhat changed the same.
The Honda Jazz is currently being offered in both petrol and diesel derivatives. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine which us good for 89Bhp along with 115Nm of peak torque. While the variant gets a 1.5-litre engine that is capable enough to generate 99Bhp along with 200Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities are handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox for the diesel and a 5-speed manual gearbox for the petrol. There is a CVT automatic gearbox on offer as well, but only with the petrol trim. Read Also: Honda WR-V vs Hyundai Elite i20 Active vs Volkswagen Cross Polo vs Fiat Avventura Urban Cross
The prices for the base petrol variant of the Honda Jazz start at INR 5.81 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the top of the line petrol variant retails at INR 8.31 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The base diesel trim of the Honda Jazz will cost you INR 7.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) to own while the top of the line diesel trim retails at INR 9.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).