The new-generation Honda Jazz recently had its world premiere at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan. According to a fresh media report, the 2020 Honda Jazz hatchback won’t make its way to India. There are two major reasons behind this decision.
Firstly, the existing model of the Jazz has monthly average sales of 963 units, which is relatively low in the segment. The hatchback’s new model that’s built on an all-new platform and carries comprehensive changes, will require huge investment for localisation and development in the country.
The Indian automobile industry has been witnessing major slowdown from past few months and the premium hatchback segment has dropped by 13%. It would be difficult for the Japanese carmaker to achieve competitive pricing for the 2020 Honda Jazz. Therefore, the company has decided to drop its plan to bring in the all-new Jazz in the country. Read – 2020 Honda City Final Model Spotted
Instead, Honda Cars India might extend the lifecycle of the hatchback’s existing model to 2020 or beyond. The existing Honda Jazz, that shares its platform with the Amaze and WR-V, will be upgraded to meet the upcoming BS6 emission norms and new safety standards.
In July 2018, the hatchback received a mid-life updated with minor cosmetic changes and a few new features. Currently, the Honda Jazz petrol comes in the price range of Rs 7.45 lakh – Rs 9.09 lakh. The diesel models, on the other hand, are available from Rs 8.16 lakh to Rs 9.40 lakh. The new VX CVT petrol Exclusive Edition is priced at Rs 9.28 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
2020 Honda Jazz Preview