Look wise the Jazz is not very Jazzy. The funky front lights angle towards the grille giving it a pretty front. The rear is quite simple and unfussy. The flat back and highline roof makes the Jazz look like a mini-MPV from a distance but when you get up close, the Jazz isn’t at all large.
The interior of Honda Jazz is quite spacious. The riders feel that they are in a family hatchback, such is the amount of space. The boot space offered is 399 litres. It even beats the big car rivals like Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Renault Megane. The strength of the Jazz’s interior is its ability for the rear seats to fold completely flat to create an estate look.
The Jazz has a perfect record for reliability. Honda engines are pretty much bomb-proof so they can’t go at fault. In a recent Which Car survey, the Jazz was named as Britain’s most reliable motor scoring 95 per cent. It also received four stars for the Euro NCAP for car safety.
The Honda Jazz is the most useful supermini anyone could own. The face-lifted Jazz can attract young family buyers. The new Jazz is even more spacious. The new Jazz comes with the Double Trunk – the under-floor storage combining the regular boot space to accommodate tall, delicate and separated shopping or luggage. The bigger space could lure big car buyers to consider Honda Jazz as a buying option.
Honda India will launch the Jazz on the 9th of June this year. The engine of the Honda Jazz is a “Made for India” 1.2 litre i-VTEC powerplant which is Euro IV ready. Honda claims a mileage of 16.1kmpl and the engine will be compatible with up to 10% ethanol in its mixture of petrol. The i-VTEC engine uses Honda’s variable valve timing system that regulates the opening and closing of air-fuel intake and exhaust valves to match the engine speed.
Honda will launch the Jazz in only one variant, the Jazz S. Honda might launch a more feature rich variant later and call it the Jazz V. Honda is also expected to release a variant of the Jazz with the City’s 1.5 litre powerplant in the future. . However, Honda will not launch the Jazz with a diesel powerplant, atleast not in the near future.