- Honda has axed the diesel variants of Jazz.
- It is offered with a 1.2-liter petrol engine with manual transmission and CVT transmission options.
- Redesigned bumpers, front, and rear LED lighting and a sunroof as part of the facelift.
- The main competitors are Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Tata Altruz and Hyundai Elite i20.
After a brief absence from the luxury hatchback segment, Honda Jazz finally received the BS6 update along with a mid-life update. It is the same facelifted model that was launched in international markets a few years ago. It is available in three variants: V, VX, and ZX (new top-spec variant). Here’s a look at their price list:
|Variant||BS4 Jazz||BS6 Jazz||Difference|
|V MT||Rs 7.45 lakh||Rs 7.50 lakh||Rs 5,000|
|V CVT||Rs 8.65 lakh||Rs 8.50 lakh||-Rs 15,000|
|VX MT||Rs 7.89 lakh||Rs 8.10 lakh||Rs 21,000|
|VX CVT||Rs 9.09 lakh||Rs 9.10 lakh||Rs 1,000|
|ZX MT||—||Rs 8.74 lakh||—|
|ZX CVT||—||Rs 9.74 lakh||—|
|S MT||Rs 8.16 lakh||—||—|
|V MT||Rs 8.96 lakh||—||—|
|VX MT||Rs 9.40 lakh||—||—|
all prices, ex-showroom Delhi
With this facelift, Honda has axed the diesel variants of jazz. The upgrade made the hatchback costlier by up to Rs 21,000, however, the base-spec V variant offered with the CVT gearbox sees a drop of Rs 15,000 compared to the BS4 price.
In terms of changes, the upgraded Honda Jazz got a sporty-looking front bumper with hexagonal design elements for housing the LED fog lamps. While it was previously updated with LED taillights, Honda has now applied the LED headlight treatment (with DRL lights) that surround the modified front grille. The updated Jazz also features a slightly tuned rear bumper for a more premium, sporty appeal.
The new Honda Jazz sees no changes inside its cabin and continues to offer a two-tone interior. Like the BS4 model, the Jazz still features cruise control (now available as standard), paddle shifters (CVT variants only), a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic air conditioning, and sunroof. (limited to top-spec ZX variant). The design of the 15 ” alloy wheels remained unchanged from the BS4 model. Safety features offered include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors.
Under the hood, the BS6 Honda Jazz is powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine (seen on the WR-V), while the previously offered 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS / 200 Nm) is shown. The petrol unit pushes out 90 hp and 110 Nm, and is available with 5-speed 7-step CVT manual transmission options. While a manual gearbox comes standard, the CVT gearbox is offered as an option for the basic variant. Reported fuel efficiency figures for CVT-equipped variants stand at 16.6kmpl and 17.1kmpl respectively.
Honda Jazz rekindles its rivalry with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno / Toyota Glanza, Tata Altruz, Hyundai Elite i20, and Volkswagen Polo. For now, the Tata Altroz is the only luxury hatchback to be offered with a diesel engine, but that will soon change with the arrival of the third-generation Hyundai Elite i20.