The updated 2018 Honda Jazz will adorn subtle cosmetic revisions along with addition of new features
Honda Cars India will be introducing the updated version of the Jazz tomorrow and ahead of its entry, the headlamps have been teased officially. The 2018 Jazz has been a hot topic of discussion in recent weeks and its brochure leaked online revealed all the changes that are made.
No mechanical modifications have come in place as 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 producing 87 bhp of peak power at 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of peak torque at 4,800 rpm.
The diesel motor develops 98 bhp power at 3,600 rpm and 200 Nm of peak torque at 1,750 rpm. Transmission options stay put as a five-speed manual gearbox (petrol), a six-speed manual gearbox (diesel) and a CVT (petrol) do the duty as the outgoing model.
The only major revision is that the automatic gearbox can be had on V and VX grades in the updated Jazz. For 2018, Honda will be dislodging the base E and SV grades as S, V, and VX are the only available trim options. The entry-level S is restricted to the diesel manual model as well this time around.
Honda has added new colour options into the updated Jazz’s portfolio as Radiant Red and Lunar Silver are opted for Carnelian Red Pearl and Alabaster Silver. The Jazz rivals against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo. The current price range between Rs. 5.99 and Rs. 9.32 lakh (ex-showroom) could see a minor price hike on the updated version.
Safety features such as ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) will be offered as standard across the range. The top-spec Jazz VX will receive leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, etc. A major absence could be the non-availability of Magic Seats on the 2018 Jazz.