2018 Honda Jazz receives new features along with subtle cosmetic revisions; no powertrain changes made
Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL), has today launched the updated version of Jazz premium hatchback in the domestic market with new styling bits, added interiors and improved safety features. Let’s cut to the chase first, the exterior changes are limited compared to the latest European-spec Jazz. However, the updates like new rear ‘LED wing Light’, chrome door handles and two new exterior colours (Radiant Red and Lunar Silver replacing Carnelian Red Pearl and Alabaster Silver Metallic) add to the charm of the hatchback.
Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic and White Orchid Pearl paint schemes are carried forward. The enhanced interior features new 17.7 cm touchscreen infotainment with audio, video and navigation compatibility – Digipad 2.0 with Bluetooth audio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as rear camera display. Equipment such as one push start/stop button with white and red illumination, cruise control and
Honda Smart Key System (Touch sensor based) with Keyless Remote are available in the petrol CVT and diesel variants. Other than those listed above, Honda offers front centre armrest, central lock hand switch, improved NV performance and driver side vanity mirror in the 2018 Jazz. With rear parking sensors and speed sensing auto door lock, the safety standards have also been improved.
The new Jazz is now available in V and VX grades in petrol, along with S, V and VX grades in diesel with manual gearbox. The Japanese manufacturer could eventually introduce CVT transmission on the diesel engine in a similar fashion to the new-gen Amaze. Currently though, the petrol CVT offering is expanded to both V and VX grades in response to the market trend of higher acceptance and demand for automatics.
The entry-level V MT petrol is priced at Rs. 7.35 lakh and it goes up to Rs. 8.99 lakh for the VX CVT. On the other hand, the diesel range starts from Rs. 8.05 lakh and the top-end VX MT costs Rs. 9.29 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). Honda has removed the base E and SV grades on the MY update and pricing stays largely similar compared to the outgoing model. The S variant is now exclusive to the diesel model.
With no powertrain changes, the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engines are used. The 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is capable of generating 87 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of peak torque at 4,800 rpm. The diesel motor produces 98 bhp of peak power at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual gearbox (petrol), a six-speed manual gearbox (diesel) and a CVT paddle shifter (petrol).
The base S diesel gets LED tail lamps, four speaker audio with a 3.5-inch screen, steering mounted audio controls, height adjustable driver seat, rear defogger, electrically adjustable ORVMs, driver and co-driver vanity mirror, front centre armrest, speed sensing door locks, rear parking sensors, 15-inch wheels.
The Jazz V grade comprises of 15-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, beige interiors, front fog lamps, 5.0-inch touchscreen with reverse camera display, electrically adjustable and folding wing mirrors with turn indicators and rear wiper. Paddle shifters are retailed only in the petrol CVT. Other notable features are power boot release and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
|2018 Honda Jazz Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|V MT||Rs 7,35,000||S MT||Rs 8,05,000|
|VX MT||Rs 7,79,000||V MT||Rs 8,85,000|
|VCVT||Rs 8,55,000||VX MT||Rs 9,29,000|
|VX CVT||Rs 8,99,000|