Honda Jazz Performance & Test Drive

Honda Jazz Overview

The demand for the premium hatchback segment has been on a rise and Honda’s Jazz is one of the contenders. It is majorly the petrol variant that is in demand in this segment with under 35 per cent of the share going to diesel powered premium hatchbacks. These vehicles are designed for city and highway driving. We took the Honda Jazz petrol for a 800 kilometre drive in the Rajasthan heat to find out how does it perform. Did it fair well? Read further as the mystery unfolds.Honda has plonked the Jazz with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns about 88bhp of power and 110Nm of peak torque. Now, as there is a higher duty on petrol engines in excess of 1.2-litre, Honda and even the competition have restricted themselves on petrol engine size on their premium hatchbacks. Book a test drive for Jazz in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive

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Honda Jazz Design & Look

We already did mention earlier that the Honda is working on a facelift Jazz and although the hatchback might have received subtle changes to the exterior and interior it will help keep things fresh for the Jazz until and unless the new generation car is introduced in the market. Towards the front, the Jazz which is popularly known as Fit for the markets of Japan gets a redesigned front face. The Jazz gets a slightly bigger and bolder-looking grille up front which looks similar to the ones found in the new City sedan. The front grille has received Chrome treatment to it. Apart from the new grille the front profile also gets redesigned bumpers which get a slightly bigger and different appearing lip. There are no significant changes towards the side profile though while towards the rear profile the bumper also has been redesigned.

To sum up, the styling expects the Honda Jazz hatchback to get subtle updates which will make it adopt the new Honda’s front face while the LED headlamps and integrated daytime running lamps along with LED taillamps will add some modern touches to the car as well.

Honda Jazz Cabin & Space

Unlike the exteriors, the interiors of the new Honda Jazz get a bit of an update and added equipment. Like the Honda City, the interior of the Jazz is simple, functional and comfortable for a family of four. The dashboard gets a dual-tone, black and beige colour option, both of which look decent. The dual-tone interior with the beige colour gives the Jazz a more airy feel. There’s a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Other features include automatic climate control, multi-function steering wheel with cruise control, push-button start, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs, instrument cluster with MID display, front armrest, rear parking camera and parking sensors. The rear seats two people comfortably, though a third person is always welcome. The beige seats and door lining gives the car a roomy feel.

Honda Jazz Engine & Performance

Honda will continue with the same 1.2 Litre i-VTEC petrol unit which is capable of producing about 90 Ps of peak power and 110 Nm of torque. The 1.5 Litre i-DTEC diesel motor, on the other hand, generates about 100 Ps of peak power and 200 Nm of torque. While the petrol unit is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission, there is also an optional CVT available as an option. The diesel variant, on the other hand, gets a single 6-speed manual transmission. Honda also has included a Hybrid drivetrain under the hood of this facelift Jazz which includes a new 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission which has an inbuilt electric motor. Unfortunately, the hybrid variant is available for sale only in the markets of Japan and Malaysia currently. For more info on Honda Jazz check 

The new Honda Jazz model will continue with the same engines as the pre-facelift model. Thus mileage figures are likely to remain the same. While the MT Petrol promises to return around 18.7 KMPL, the CVT variant can deliver an impressive 19 KMPL. The Diesel variant on the other hand promises to returns 27.3 KMPL.

Honda Jazz Driving Dynamics

The suspension is slightly on the stiffer side and while high speed ride is very good, at low speeds some sharp undulations manage to filter inside the cabin. High speed stability is very good and while the Jazz has some body roll, it is well contained. The steering is light enough for city driving and out on the highways it weighs up decently offering good feedback too. Braking performance is good but the tyre grip isn’t that great and the small rubber tends to loose grip if you push the car hard.

Honda Jazz Safety & Security

The safety package too has got an upgrade on the new Honda Jazz. Dual airbags, rear parking sensors, rear windshield defogger, speed sensing door unlock and ABS with EBD come as standard across all the variants. The top variant in addition gets a reverse camera with guidelines. Honda has really upped the safety game on the Jazz which is a good thing. In terms of after sales, Honda’s badge is known for its reliability and the Jazz is a pocket friendly hatch to run when it comes to service costs.

Honda Jazz Cost in Chennai

Honda Jazz On-Road Price in Chennai ranges from 6,73,609 to 10,50,878 for variants Jazz V MT Petrol and Jazz VX MT Diesel respectively. Honda Jazz is available in 7 variants and 6 colours. Below are details of Honda Jazz variants price in Chennai. Check for Jazz price in Chennai at Carzprice

Honda Jazz Verdict

The changes that you will notice in the facelift Jazz hatchback are subtle, but the changes inevitably make the hatchback much better equipped so that it could face its new rivals easily. With all the expected changes that we mentioned above the hatchback surely looks well equipped and will prove to be much more value for money product.

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