The new Jazz is ready to jazz up the scenario for Honda Cars India as soon it will launch by July 2015. For the overflowing demand, Honda has readied manufacturing facility to cope up with them. The facility at Rajasthan has seen the huge investment of Rs 380 crore to pace up the number of cars rolled out from 120k units to 180k units every year from 2016. Another facility at Noida too is running at full force, and the maker is operating two shifts to manage the production in either of the manufacturing units. So, as a result to make slot for new Jazz, Honda will prioritize the model against the existing one to serve the purpose. Apparently, it seems the Brio will get set at backburner to accommodate the new Jazz, as the maker sold only 800 units of this compact car during the past month due to lack of diesel engine.
For the launch of new Jazz, Honda Cars India said to boost the localization up to 90% for saving the costs, which the same strategy will paint every model of Honda available in the country, except for CR-V.
Under the hood, new Jazz will use the same engine of Amaze and City. The 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel and 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol both shall make to the list. The latter must get a CVT transmission at a later stage to beat the heat of competition in the market of hatchbacks from the likes of Hyundai i20, Maruti Swift, VW Polo and Tata Bolt.
Hence, it seems the preparation of Jazz is in full swing at Honda, we expect to see some great sales this year with the launch of the new Jazz dipped in diesel.