As Honda very serious about the new Jazz, it has silently announced to a source the bookings of this new hatchback in India will commence from June 20, 2015. However, the launch is still a distant dream, as scheduled to happen on July 8, 2015. With bookings commencing this earliest, the Japanese carmaker wants to keep the excitement going which it has created using the various means of media from now onwards.
The new Jazz is bringing the clouds of hope for Honda Cars India to strike back with a vengeance. The previous tussle of war in the hatchback segment was lost by the Jazz due to lack of diesel engine.
Now, in this new avatar the hatchback looks serious to take on the competition. One can find the top-end variant completely loaded with goodies, where the maker now fitted a touchscreen infotainment system as well. Roomier cabin can have turned Roomiest with regards to the ‘Magic Seats’.
Under the bonnet, options of petrol and diesel both will follow the launch of new Jazz. A 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol lifted off the Amaze and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel which one can find underneath the City, Mobilio and Amaze are going to make to the launch. Thus, a 5-speed manual transmission is the only transmission provided standard for diesel, while the petrol owners are said to soon own a chance of shifting to CVT (automatic) transmission in the future.
Hence, everyone knows the car is quite late to the party. So, abundant of competition is about to happen around, and its major rivals like Swift and i20 Elite are already making moves to keep their sales floated. The price tag of new Jazz is bound to go easy and competitively on the pockets (expectedly starting from Rs 5-6 lakh) because of the previous interaction with the audience where it lost huge sales also due to the overpricing strategy.