New Honda Jazz RS (Racing Sport) variant will be showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in February alongside the BRV Compact SUV and New Accord. Similar to the Mobilio RS, the hatchback’s new model will come with a body-kit that will offer additional equipment and add more to its style quotient. The Jazz RS is likely to feature a black front grille with dark chrome plating, LED headlights with automatic leveling, ‘RS’ badge and chrome door handles.
The vehicle might also get a new pair 5-spoke, 15-inch alloy wheels. At the rear end, there will be a ‘RS’ exclusive taillight spoiler, a spoiler-mounted LED stop lamp and license plate with dark chrome garnish. In addition, the new Jazz RS might also be equipped with a 6.2”touchsceen audio visual navigation system, engine start-stop button and cruise control. The Honda Jazz RS is expected to come with a more powerful 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine. This powertrain is capable to produce 98.63bhp of power with 200Nm of torque, and return a mileage of 27.3kmpl.
Honda Jazz RS India Launch Date
Honda Cars India (HCI) will showcase the all-new RS variant of the premium hatchback at this year’s Auto Expo. The launch is likely to happen sometime in 2016.
Honda Jazz RS Price in India
Since this model will come with a sporty body-kit and a more powerful diesel engine, it is likely to be a bit more expensive than the regular models. It could be priced around Rs. 9 lakh (ex-showroom).
Also Read: List of Upcoming New Honda Cars in India
Honda Jazz 2015 Price List
*All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
E – Rs. 5.45 Lakh
S – Rs. 6.04 Lakh
S Automatic (CVT) – Rs. 7.13 Lakh
SV– Rs. 6.59 Lakh
V – Rs. 6.94 Lakh
V (CVT) Automatic – Rs. 7.99 Lakh
VX– Rs. 7.43 Lakh
E – Rs. 6.64 Lakh
S – Rs. 7.28 Lakh
SV – Rs. 7.79 Lakh
V – Rs. 8.24 Lakh
VX – Rs. 8.73 Lakh
Launched on July 8, 2015, the all-new Honda Jazz is available in 5 trims and a total of 12 variants that are priced between Rs. 5.45 lakh to Rs. 8.73 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Closes rivals for this premium hatchback are Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo. Here’s everything you want to about the Honda’s new hatchback in case you too are planning to buy it.
Honda has developed the hatchback’s new model from scratch and gave it an all new design. Based on the company’s ‘Exciting H Design’ philosophy, the vehicle new avatar looks bolder, sleeker and sportier than the old model. The front fascia looks completely new with horizontally stretched out head-lamps, all new bumper with big air-vent, new signature grille. While the old model had a small MPV-like stance, the new-gen model has a proper premium hatchback appeal. The rear profile too looks very refreshing with new tail-lamps with metal inserts and turn indicators on the wing mirrors. Long story short, the vehicle looks a lot better than before.
While the base trim (E) is equipped with the 14-inch alloy wheels, the other variants get 15-inch alloys wrapped with 175/65 R15 tyres. The premium hatchback measures 3,955mm in length, 1,694mm in width and 1,544mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,530mm. The vehicle has a ground clearance of 165mm, and weighs between 1007kgs – 1154kgs. This premium hatchback is offered in 7 color options – Sunset Orange, Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Jaffeto White, Golden Brown Metallic and White Orchid Pearl.
Based on the company’s ‘Exciting H Design’ philosophy, the hatchback looks a lot better than before.
The old model was always praised for its interior quality and spaciousness, and the new-gen model is even better in both these departments. While the seats of the car look quite similar to the old model, the extended wheelbase provides more cabin space to occupants. The vehicle also offers best-in-class boot space of 354-litres.
Engine & Transmission
While the petrol variant of the vehicle is powered by the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC unit that did duty to the old model, the diesel engine is the same, 1.5-litre i-DTEC Earth Dreams that powers the City, Amaze and Mobilio. The petrol mill, with a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox, churns out a maximum power output 89bhp at 6, 000rpm and 110Nm of torque at 4, 800rpm. Whereas, the diesel mill, with a 6-speed manual transmission, delivers 99bhp at 3, 600rpm and 200Nm at 1,750rpm.
The hatchback is available with two engine options – a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel.
1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol (manual) – 18.7kmpl
1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol (automatic) – 19kmpl
1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel (manual) – 27.3kmpl
The hatchback’s diesel model with a fuel economy of 27.3kmpl becomes India’s second most fuel efficient diesel car.
New Honda Jazz Specifications, Variant-Wise Features, Colors & Dimensions
1.2-litre i-VTEC Petrol – 89bhp @ 6, 000rpm and 110Nm @ 4, 800rpm
1.5-litre i-DTEC Earth Dreams – 99bhp @ 3, 600rpm and 200Nm @ 1,750rpm
5-speed manual (only on the E, S, SV, V, VX variants)
CVT gearbox (only on the S & V petrol trims)
6-speed manual (only on the diesel variants)
– Tilt adjustable Power Steering
– One-touch lane change indicators
– All four power windows
– Pedestrian injury mitigation system,
– LED high-mounted stop light and lamp tail-lamps.
S Trim (In Addition to E Trim’s Features)
– Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
– Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) System
– Central Locking
– Rear defogger,
– 12V Power Socket
– Audio system with 8.9 cm screen with Bluetooth
– 4 Speakers
– Steering-mounted audio and telephony controls
– Height-adjustable driver seat
– Rear parcel shelf
– Electrically-adjustable ORVMs,
– Glossy black upper grille and chrome lower grille.
SV Trim (In Addition to S Trim’s Feature)
– Driver and co-passenger airbags
– Multi-view Reverse Parking Camera
– Driver-side one-touch up/down with anti-pinch feature,
– Integrated audio system with 12.7 cm screen,
– Beige fabric upholstery
– MID with LCD display
– Instantaneous fuel economy with range display
– Eco assist system
– Outside temperature display
– Front centre panel with glossy black finish & front fog-lamps
V Trim (In Addition to SV Trim’s Features)
– Alloy wheels
– Electrically foldable ORVMs + turn indicators
– Rear windshield washer and wiper
– Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob,
– Automatic climate control with touch-sensitive
– Paddle shifters (CVT).
VX Trim (In Addition to V Trim’s Features)
– Touch-enabled AVN system with a 15.7 cm display
– Black fabric upholstery
– Seat-back pockets
– Adjustable rear head-restraints
– 60:40 split rear seats
– Magic seats with four modes
Color Options – 1. Sunset Orange 2. Urban Titanium Metallic 3. Carnelian Red Pearl 4. Orchid White Pearl 5. Taffeta White 6. Golden Brown Metallic 7. Alabaster Silver Metallic.
Length – 3,955mm
Width – 1,695mm
Height – 1,544mm
Wheelbase – 2,530mm
Ground Clearance – 165mm
Boot Space – 354-litres
Kerb weight – 1,007Kgs – 1,066Kgs
Fuel Tank : 40-litres
Turning radius – 5.1 meters (petrol)
Front – McPherson strut
Rear – Torsion Beam Axle
Lower variants – 175/70 R14 84T steel wheels (Front & Rear)
Top variants – 175/65 R15 84T alloy wheels (Front & Rear)
Front – Disc brake
Rear – Drum brake