FACELIFTED HONDA JAZZ
Honda's other small car in the segment, the Jazz hasn't exactly set sales charts afire. In the two-odd years that it has been on sale, Honda have been averaging under 500 units a month, a number that Honda isn't very proud of. Last month, Honda made a one-time offer, dropping the price of the Jazz by up to Rs 1.75 lakh, thus getting rid of its stock and paving the way for the facelifted Jazz.
The facelifted Jazz is just that, a facelift. Apart from a new grille, revised front bumper and headlamps and touched up tail lamps and hatch apart, the rest of the car remains the same. On the inside, expect a few changes to the interior trim, the addition of USB and aux-in ports as standard and maybe, just maybe even Bluetooth on the top-end variant. The motor, gearbox and general running gear will be the same but we expect some work to be done on the rear suspension to improve ride quality even further.
What can be quite different this time is the price. Unlike the previous car, Honda may generally drop the price of the Jazz, the car could begin a shade over Rs 6 lakh, ex-showroom, Mumbai and go up to Rs 7 lakh. This would mean a significant drop of over a lakh of rupees, something the car could very well do with. The car will be launched on September 18 as we first reported and watch out for a full report on the car, post-launch.
Petrol: 1.2-litre, 89 bhp, 16.7 kpl (ARAI), Rs 5.99 lakh to Rs 7 lakh (Estimated, ex-showroom, Mumbai)