The new generation Honda Jazz has been spotted testing for the first time on the Indian road. First unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo, the vehicle will be launched in India by the early 2015. The spotted vehicle was the lower spec version as it runs on black coloured steel wheels. The vehicle unveiled at the show comes with 10-spoke alloy wheels.
The new generation Jazz is based on Honda’s new ‘Exciting H Design’ philosophy, which has been adapted for the 2014 Honda City and Vezel compact SUV. Inside the cabin, the vehicle will share all its design and features with the new City. It will be made available in both petrol and diesel guise. While the gasoline model gets the 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine producing 87bhp, the oil burner will be powered by the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine that produces 98bhp. Both engines will send power to front wheels via a five-speed manual transmission gearbox. However, the petrol version will also come with automatic gearbox.
The front fascia of the hatchback gets a new bonnet with two prominent character lines, thick horizontal chrome slat grille and a big headlamp design. The side profile gets crisp lines which runs across the length of the car. At the rear, it seems like the vehicle is inspired from the CR-V SUV.
The new Honda Jazz is likely to be priced in the range of Rs. 4.5-7.5 lakh, and will compete against the likes of Maruti Swift and new Hyundai i20.