Honda Jazz Hatchback First Look Review

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Honda Jazz Overview

The 2018 Honda Jazz facelift has arrived, and unlike the usual MMC or minor model change (that takes place halfway through a car’s generational lifespan), this one is just an update. Oh that is not me but Honda Car India saying that! So showing up to drive it, I had very limited expectations. Now the Honda Jazz was always a capable and well-appointed premium hatchback, though we have argued about how it could have been better in dynamic terms – and on some equipment. And well, it would have been great to have the Jazz come to us in the RS variant with a 1.5-litre heart. But that has sadly not transpired. So while the dynamics have not got that booster I’d have liked, the equipment certainly has. And to qualify as a facelift there is some tweaking on the exterior too.

Honda Jazz Exterior & Style

Stare all you want at the front fascia of the new Jazz and it will still be unlikely that you will see something that you haven’t seen before. No DRLs or even projector lamps for this update. From the front, the 2018 Honda Jazz still looks almost identical, although you start to see the visual cues once you start moving to the rear following the flanks. The first difference you’ll notice is the fact that chrome door handles with keyless ingress button have now been integrated, although this change is limited to the top-trim diesel and the petrol CVT. View offers on Honda Jazz in Ahmedabad at Autozhop.

However, if you really want to tell the Jazz apart from the outgoing model, look to the tail-lamps. The 2018 Honda Jazz gets a full new set of LED tail-lamps that now flow better from the pillar to the tail-piece making it much more appealing to look at. In order to give it a better outline, the new tail-lamp also has a tubular LED that runs from the top to the bottom in the new 2018 Honda Jazz.

Honda Jazz Interior & Space

The new Jazz’s paint job is excellent and it now has a signature orange body colour. We personally liked the Carnelion Red that also sits so well on the Honda City. 15-inch alloys fill out the wheel arches well. Luggage capacity is 354 litres and can be expanded by folding down rear seats. The rear seats backrest can also be inclined by about 5 degrees to allow back-benchers a more relaxed seating position. Six-footers will find that the roof is also tall enough to give them comfy accommodation unlike a few other hatches.

The cabin is a big change in fit and finish quality and the quality of materials used. This looks so much like the Honda quality we have come to expect. A driver-oriented layout for the dashboard, a digital instrument cluster with changing LED prompters to tell you if you are driving economically and a central infotainment system with an option of a larger touchscreen system are the highlights. Steering mounted controls, a touchscreen climate control system and more premium trim elements on the dash are available in higher trim variants. The theme of the cabin is black and grey with two different seat trims.To know more information on Honda Jazz  visit Kmindia

The amount of legroom at the rear is the big surprise element in the new Jazz’s cabin. Much of the additional wheelbase has been leveraged to increase kneeroom. The fuel tank profile has also been reduced to ensure that cabin’s floor is flatter allowing for an increase in the track for seat adjustment.

Honda Jazz Engine & Transmission

The new Jazz is being offered with a petrol and a diesel engine option. The petrol engine is the 1.2-litre i-VTEC generating 90PS of peak power and 110Nm of peak torque. This engine is paired with either the 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT (continuously variable transmission) gearbox. The engine is the predictably refined petrol powertrain from Honda with the manual gearbox offering slick, short shifts. The CVT is as much a delight use, thanks to the steering-mounted paddle shifters that are being offered by Honda, finally. So, even if you find the eco-conscious CVT a bit too slow to kick down and help you with the overtake manoeuvre, you can now take control, blip the paddles and go down the gears and go on.

The diesel engine on offer is the 1.5-litre i-DTEC in the same state of tune and with the same 6-speed manual gearbox as is currently on offer in the Honda City. Generating 100PS of peak power and 200Nm of peak torque, this engine is quite a gem in terms of how tractable it is and the amount of low end torque available from as low as 1,400rpm makes it very useable in city driving conditions. It was a bit noisy in the City’s cabin and it continues to be so in the Jazz too. But the clatter of the diesel engine and general noise levels are very much tolerable at low rpms. It is only past the 2,500 rpm levels that the noise starts intruding.

Both the engines offer adequate power and torque, the lag in delivery is there, but is fairly short before the car pulls ahead clean. Gear stick shift quality is great, though a bit prominent and ‘notchy’.

Honda Jazz Ride & Handling

The Jazz’s ride quality is also a good balance of stiffness and accommodation. The rains had started in Goa and there were patches of rough road in places, though overall this tourist-friendly city’s roads are always clean. There is almost no body roll and the Jazz steering also felt quite precise for a car in this class. We would have liked a wider tyre, but with the car still focused on delivering good mileage this would have been a problem.

Honda Jazz Safety & Security

Braking power on the hatchback is derived from front disc and rear drum brakes. As for safety, features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensor, speed-sensing auto door lock and day/night inside rear view mirror are standard across line-up.

Honda Jazz Price in Ahmedabad

Honda Jazz On Road Price is 8,10,142/- and Ex-showroom Price is 7,41,500/- in Ahmedabad. Honda Jazz comes in 6 colours, namely Sunset Orange,Golden Brown Metallic,Urban Titanium Metallic,Taffeta White,Carnelian Red Pearl,Alabaster Silver Metallic. Honda Jazz comes with FWD with 1199 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 89 bhp@6000 rpm and Peak Torque 110 Nm@4800 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Honda Jazz comes with Manual Transmission with FWD..Check car loan for Honda Jazz at Fincarz.

Honda Jazz Vedict

The Jazz is finally looking super promising with its build quality and overall appeal. Honda officials claim that they are absolutely sure that they will be pricing this new model aggressively thanks to localisation. We will wait to see if they keep their promise.

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