India bound New 2014 Honda Jazz Revealed
The new Honda Jazz is set to make a come back to the Indian car market some time in the second quarter of 2014. Honda had Jazz as one of its offering in the hatchback segment, but due to poor sales owing to a number of factors, such as its high pricing, Honda had to discontinue its sales. The price cut and discounts did not help the car regain lost ground forcing Honda to give up sales. However all that is set to change as Honda is truly focused on correcting its mistakes with the all new Honda Jazz, also known as ‘Honda Fit’ in certain overseas markets.
In its latest avatar the New Honda Jazz sports a very fresh and attractive design. The front end is bolder and sportier than ever before with large air vent on the bumper and a sleeker front grille. The headlamps are new with metallic inserts and there is a neat rising line, unseen on previous iterations that flows neatly into the redesigned tail lamps. The rear follows the overall sporty design and is proportionately built. It even brings turn indicators mounted rear view mirrors which enhances its style quotient. It also features better interiors and modern equipment that looks very youthful.
The new Honda Jazz will come with two engine variants and will sport a diesel engine in the Indian context. It will have a 1.2 litre petrol engine and the 1.5 liter i-DTEC Earth Dreams diesel engine. Both the engines are known for their performance and fuel efficiency, therefore will serve the Jazz perfectly. Honda is said to have improved the handling dynamics of the new Jazz which will certainly appeal to its customers in the country.
Jazz is expected to be priced reasonably and we hope that Honda doesn’t make the same mistakes twice. It will share its platform with the upcoming 2014 Honda City and most of its components will be locally sourced which will keep the price in check. Honda has also increased the wheelbase on the new Jazz and its new engine options should give it some excise duty benefits as well.
The new Honda Jazz will certainly play in Honda’s favour when it gets launched in India and help it gain more footing in the hatchback segment.
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