Honda Cars India is all set to launch the BS6-compliant Jazz hatchback in the country. Prior to its arrival, the carmaker teased the revised front fascia of the updated model. Speaking to Autocar, Rajesh Goel, Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India, has revealed that the 2020 Honda Jazz BS6 will be made available with the petrol engine only. The decision to drop 1.5L diesel powertrain from the lineup is said to be made due to its poor demand.
The updated Jazz will come with the BS6 1.2L petrol powertrain and two gearbox options – a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic. The BS4 version of the gasoline motor makes a top power of 90bhp and 110Nm of peak torque. With the BS6 upgrade, the power and torque figures are likely to remain unchanged. Read – No Further Delays For 2020 Honda City Sedan
Minimal changes will be made to its exterior and interior. The teaser picture confirms that the hatchback will receive LED headlamps and revised front bumper. Interior might be packed with some extra goodies such as new seat fabric and an updated 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity and navigation.
After the 2020 Honda Jazz BS6, the Japanese carmaker will roll out the updated WR-V and the fifth-generation Honda City sedan. Similar to the new Jazz, the updated Honda WR-V will receive subtle changes inside and out along with the BS6-compliant engine setup. The 2020 Honda City, on the other hand, will come with significant cosmetic and feature upgrades.
The sedan will also come with a new 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine, which will be more powerful and efficient than the old unit. It will be based on a new platform delivering power worth 119bhp against 155Nm of torque. The new City will also have the BS6-compliant version of the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine on offer. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic.