– 2018 Honda Jazz facelift receives cosmetic changes to exterior and interior.
– New Jazz facelift will use the same 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel engines.
– The updated model will continue to take on the Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno.
– The car will get a 7-inch DIGPAD infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay.
It was speculated that Honda will launch the new look 2018 Honda Jazz facelift at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo; that didn’t happen. In fact, the company hasn’t revealed any details about the launch of Jazz facelift in the country. Instead, Honda has showcased the new generation Amaze compact sedan, new Civic and 2018 CRV 7-seater models at the Auto Expo. Our sources confirmed that the new Jazz will go on sale in India this year. It comes with subtle design upgrades to exterior as well as interior. Mechanically, the new Jazz will remain unchanged. Though, engines will be tweaked for better NVH levels and performance.
The premium hatchback receives a new front fascia, which is in-line with latest Honda cars. The 2018 Honda Jazz facelift features a ‘Solid Wing Face’ headlight and grille, revised bumper with aggressive contours around the vents and strong crease line on the bonnet. Inside the cabin, the Jazz facelift gets improved quality material and has better fit and finish. Featuring Honda’s Man Maximum and Machine Minimum Philosophy, the new Jazz ensures spacious cabin to accommodate 5-adults comfortably. It will also be benefitted with a new 7-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system. The hatchback continues to feature flexible seats that can folded down to increase the luggage carrying capacity.
The hatchback is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. At the time of launch, the model could also get a more powerful 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that currently powers the City sedan. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a new CVT automatic gearbox. Also Read –Upcoming Honda Cars In India In 2017, 2018
Japanese carmaker has already launched the new Jazz facelift in the European markets. In India, the vehicle is expected to be launched before the festive (Diwali). We will update our readers as soon as Honda announces its launch date. Also Read – Honda Cars To Be Unveiled At Auto Expo 2018
|Petrol (Estimated)||Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh|
|Diesel (Estimated)||Rs 7 lakh to Rs 9.5 lakh|
The new Jazz facelift comes equipped with several new features, which will make it little expensive over the current model. We believe that the new model could be priced between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 9.5 lakh. Honda might also introduce the sportier version of the Jazz, which will be fitted to a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. This model will challenge the Maruti Baleno RS and Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and it is likely to cost around Rs 9 lakh.
The overall profile of the new Jazz facelift remains unchanged, but it comes with subtle design upgrades. Design inspiration for the car comes from Honda’s new ‘EXCITING H Design’ philosophy, which we have already seen on new City. Majority of the changes are offered on the front fascia of the car, which looks more in-line with latest Honda cars. It is equipped with Honda’s new Solid Wing Face grille. The upright positioned grille comes with a bolder chrome bar, which is flanked by redesigned grille and integrated LED daytime running lights. The restyled bumper accommodates wider air dams and revised fog lamp enclosure.
The side-profile of the hatchback is largely identical to the existing model, save for the new set of alloy wheels, blackened outside rear view mirrors and slightly revised C-pillar design. At the rear, the premium hatchback will be equipped with a sportier tailgate spoiler, revised bumper, slightly tweaked LED tail-lamps and new light reflectors and chrome underlining.
In terms of proportions, the 2018 Honda Jazz facelift remains the same. It measures 3,955mm, 1,694mm and 1,544mm in length, width and height, respectively. The hatchback has a wheelbase of 2,530mm, which ensures spacious cabin to accommodate 5 adults comfortably.
The ground clearance stands at 165mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian road conditions. This premium hatchback offers a boot space of 354-litres and has a fuel tank of 40-litres. It also gets flexi-seats, which can be folded down completely to increase the luggage carrying capacity.
The cabin of the new Jazz comes with subtle changes and new tech features. It is equipped with a new 7.0-inch DIGIPAD touchscreen infotainment system with turn-by-turn navigation. This infotainment system gets a 1.5 GB media memory and it supported by MirrorLink smartphone connectivity, satellite linked navigation and WiFi support for internet. Other changes will include new upholstery for seats, steering wheel, gear knob, revised dashboard and a new 3D multi-information meter. The global model gets a different touchscreen system with GPS supported SAT-NAV.
– Skyride Blue (New)
– Carnelian Red Metallic
– Urban Titanium Metallic
– Alabaster Silver Metallic
– Taffeta White
– White Orchid Pearl
– Golden Brown Metallic
|Engine||1.2L i-VTEC||1.5-litre i-DTEC|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & CVT||6-speed MT|
The India-spec Jazz will continue to feature the existing set of engines. The gasoline version is equipped with a tried and tested 1.2-litre i-VTEC naturally aspirated engine that churns out a maximum power output of 87bhp at 6,000rpm and a peak torque of 110Nm at 4,800rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox driving power to the front wheels come as standard. It also gets a new CVT automatic gearbox with 7-speed paddle shifters. This gearbox is already available in the new City facelift.
On the flip side, the diesel version of the Jazz hatchback continues to feature the fuel efficient 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit that also powers the City and the Amaze. The Japanese automaker has tuned this powertrain to offer better refinement and performance. Honda has added more sound deadening materials in the car for better NVH (Noise Vibrations Harshness) levels. The oil burner is good for 99bhp of maximum power at 3,600rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels of the hatchback via a six-speed manual gearbox.
In the European markets, the Honda Jazz facelift is offered with two petrol engines – a 130PS, 1.5-litre i-VTEC and a 102bhp, 1.3-litre i-VTEC. The India-spec model will continue to feature the existing set of engines. The Japanese automaker could also launch the performance oriented version of the Jazz facelift to challenge the likes of Maruti Baleno RS, Volkswagen Polo GT TSI and Ford Figo Sport. This variant is expected to get a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine from the new City sedan. It is capable of producing 118bhp of power and 145Nm of torque
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|Petrol||18.7kmpl MT and 19kmpl CVT|
Since the new Jazz will be fitted with the same set of engines, there will not be a big change in fuel efficiency numbers. The current petrol model is claimed to offer 18.7kmpl and 19kmpl in manual and automatic respectively. On the other hand, the diesel version delivers an impressive fuel efficiency of 27.3kmpl.
The new Jazz facelift is company’s premium hatchback to challenge the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno. This model is equipped with several comfort and convenience features. It is loaded with new upholstery with better fabric and seats are desiged to offer excellent thigh and back support. It offers decent legroom and headroom space for both front and rear passengers’ seat. However, the model misses out on rear air-conditioning vents.
The new Jazz facelift is equipped with a new 7.0-inch advanced touchscreen infotainment system, which is packed with in-built satellite-linked turn-by-turn navigation system. This system also gets 1.5GB internal media memory, MirrorLink support for smartphone connectivity, WiFi USB receiver support for internal browsing, email & live traffic, voice recognition for media, navigation & smartphone, etc.
The Jazz facelift comes equipped with dual front airbags and ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) as standard safety features. Like the City, the top-end Jazz model could get front side and side curtain airbags. Other safety features include engine immobiliser, day & night IRVM, rear windshield defogger, driver seatbelt door ajar & trunk open reminders & indicators, etc.
The Jazz premium hatchback will challenge the likes of Hyundai Elite i20 and Maruti Baleno. Both models will also receive updates in 2018. Additionally, Tata Motors will also launch its premium hatchback based on a new AMP platform.
The Jazz hatchback is always known for its spacious cabin and practicality. With subtle design changes and better equipped cabin, the new model could be a viable alternative to other premium hatchbacks in the country. The hatchback offers a large boot space of 354-litres, which can be extended by up to 897-litres by folding the rear seats.
Likely to be unveiled at Auto Expo 2018, the new Jazz will have improved cabin and high-end features like 7-inch infotainment system, leather upholstery for steering wheel and others.