Still in the waiting lounge for India, the new Jazz that was introduced in Indonesian in June last year will soon receive a sportier version, as conveyed a spy-shot. The hatchback of Honda with its new face had created benchmarks in the markets. Soon, after rolling down in India, similar effects are expected to be experienced by the likes of Maruti Swift and Hyundai Elite i20, each of the hatchbacks facing a severe blow.
The sporty version of new Jazz seen in Indonesia is actually spotted during a TVC shoot, which meant, the launch is nearby and the marketing campaigns are on the front foot. Aggressive air dams, chin spoiler, side skirts and roof spoiler were found on its body kit. Lowered suspension sparks fury about the sports-tuned suspension setup. Thus, as the speculations are concerned, no change in performance may have taken place, it’s the cosmetic changes that are evolved on the car for a better appeal to push the sales since one year of launch.
In Indonesia, Honda uses a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol lifted off the City to produce max power of 120PS and peak torque of 145Nm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, where CVT lugs the optional list. But for India, the scenario is quite distinct; Japanese carmaker is expected to use a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine of 88PS and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel of 100PS, both mated to a manual gearbox. CVT may go with the petrol option in future.
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