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Honda Jazz – Autoportal.com on why it could be a winner

Honda Jazz – Autoportal.com on why it could be a winner

Honda, the famous Japanese carmaker, has given the Indian car lovers some of the best cars ever since its Indian operations started. Although the Indian car lovers heartily welcomed all Honda cars, its premium hatchback, Jazz failed to impress the buyers when it came here. Eventually, Honda had to withdraw the car from the market due to low performance. Now, the company has brought back the hatch after rectifying the drawbacks of the earlier edition. Re-launched on 8 July 2015, the car is already making waves in the market and is poised to become a winner. 

In its second coming, the Jazz is competitively priced and well-positioned. Available for a price of 5.31 lakh rupees and above, Jazz is looking for the success of that evaded it in its first innings. Another area of concern was its positioning it in the market. As the car had failed the first time due to pricing and positioning problems, Honda has addressed them in this edition. From what we have seen until now, it is evident that everything is under control as far as the new Jazz is concerned. Also check Renault Kwid launch date at AutoPortal.com 

The competitive price offered by Honda for Jazz is mainly due to the localization of parts. It is said that the new car has up to 90% localization, which has helped the company to offer the car at lower prices than before. Invariably, the affordable pricing has added to the desirability of this car. 

As expected the Jazz, like it sibling Honda City, is offered in five variants – E, S, SV, V and VX. A highly popular 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, which is currently on duty on the cars like Amaze and Brio, is put under the hood of the Jazz as well. This power mill can produce a maximum power of 90 bhp along with a peak torque of 110 Nm. The diesel variant of the Jazz is powered by on a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit, which is capable of churning 100 PS of power and 200Nm torque.

The petrol variants are equipped with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT with paddle shifters. They are said to offer an average mileage of 19 kmpl. The diesel variants are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. The average mileage offered is 27.3 kmpl, which is currently the best figure in the country.

The safety and comfort features included in this stylish car includes a 15.7cm touch screen AVN system, adjustable rear headrests, automatic AC with touch controls, paddle shifts (CVT only), steering wheel mounted hands-free telephone control, fabric upholstery, multi-view rear parking camera, electric folding OVRMs, ABS with EBD and driver and passenger airbags, to name a few. All this makes the car a winner. 

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