Honda opens bookings for the facelifted BS6 Jazz
Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) today opened pre-launch bookings for the BS6 Jazz in India. The Jazz has been updated with a BS6-compliant petrol engine, tweaked styling and some new equipment. There will not be a diesel engine on offer any more.
On the exteriors, the BS6 Jazz comes gets a glossy black grille that is embellished with chrome accents. The front and rear bumpers have been reworked for the facelift. It also gets an LED package that includes new LED headlamps with DRLs, LED foglamps and the signature LED wing light.
In terms of equipment, the Jazz now comes with a one-touch electric sunroof that happens to be a segment-first feature. It also gets features like Smart entry, push Start/Stop button for both manual as well as CVT. It retains the steering-mounted paddle shifters on the CVT variant that accounted for almost seventy per cent of its sales last year.
For now, there is no official announcement from Honda about the output figures except the fact that it will be offered with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine only. The engine will come mated to a manual and CVT transmission.
Speaking about the BS6 Jazz, Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President and Director, Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “We are excited to open the bookings for the new Jazz which is slated for launch later this month. The new Jazz with its stylish sporty new look, outstanding interior package and a segment-unique one-touch electric sunroof that will appeal to the customers who are looking for the absolute best in the segment”. Adding to this he said “Over the years, we observed Jazz customers demonstrating a strong preference towards petrol powertrains. Responding to this trend, we have decided to offer the New Jazz exclusively in petrol engine in both Manual and CVT variants. With this latest offering and a full festive season ahead of us, we see fresh excitement in the premium hatchback segment.”
The new Jazz can be pre-booked by paying Rs 21,000 at Honda Car dealerships or can be booked online on its digital sales platform ‘Honda from Home’ for Rs 5000.
Pricing for the BS6 Jazz has not been announced yet, but we expect it to be priced around Rs 7.50 lakh (ex-showroom). It will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20, Toyota Glanza and Tata Altroz.