Honda dealers have started taking advance booking for company's upcoming premium hatch, Jazz. The car can now be booked at an upfront payment of Rs 21,000. Also, Honda has now officially announced that they will launch the car on 8th July. The Jazz now in its third generation, is getting a fuel efficient 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine along with the potent 1.2-litre petrol mill.
The hatch gets a new uniform which now matches to some extent with the City sedan. The thick black grille is elegantly garnished by a chrome lining. The swept back headlamps and honeycomb pattern on the lower air dam adds more to the style quotient. The side profile too is inspired from the City while the rear gets LED taillamp cluster and reflective elements between the C-pillar and the windshield.
The interior of Jazz does give you an upmarket feel. The top model will offer all-black interiors with silver inserts. It also features a 15.7 cm touchscreen infotainment borrowed from the Honda City offering satellite-based voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation along with Bluetooth and audio streaming, and DVD/CD playback. Moreover, the car also gets 'Magic Seats' and automatic AC with same City’s touch panel control.
Powering the diesel model is the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine giving an output of 100PS and torque of 200Nm. Also like in its bigger sibling, the engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The petrol model gets 1.2-litre i-VTEC unit kicking out 90 PS with 110 Nm of peak torque. In petrol, the automaker is offering a choice of a 5-speed manual and an automatic CVT transmission.