Leaked features of the 2018 Honda Jazz; Launch planned this month
The equipment list for the 2018 Honda Jazz was leaked online ahead of its imminent launch, slated for July 19, 2018. This is the very first update to the third-generation model in India and it comes after more than three years. here in 2015).
In addition to adding additional equipment, Honda has also decided to omit some variants from its lineup. As a result, the 2018 Honda Jazz will be offered in the following variants:
To take away:
- Honda ditched the base Jazz E variant, likely to give the new Amaze some breathing space. The Jazz E is currently priced at Rs 5.99 lakh for gasoline and Rs 7.35 lakh for diesel (ex-Delhi showroom). The entry-level E variant of the Amaze, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 5.59 lakh and Honda has announced that its prices will increase in August.
- The petrol Jazz will not be available with the S variant. Instead, S will be the new base variant of the Diesel Jazz.
- Honda has now added the CVT option with the premium VX variant, which was not previously available
- So, now with the revamped variant lineup, expect prices for the Jazz 2018 to start at around Rs 7.40 lakh and Rs 8 lakh for gasoline and diesel, respectively.
- A new center console with an armrest like that of the WR-V. Previously it was available with the Jazz worldwide, but Honda did not offer it in India.
- Standard automatic door locking with speed detection and rear parking sensors
- The 2018 Jazz will also receive Honda Cars India’s latest 7-inch Digipad 2.0 infotainment system, which debuted with the second-generation Amaze earlier this year. Fortunately, the new Digipad unit supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the updated Jazz would also have a voice command button on the steering wheel.
Pictured: Honda Amaze
- Honda also offers passive keyless entry with push-button engine start / stop, unlike the current version. More importantly, this feature will be offered from the V variant, but only with the diesel engine and the gasoline-CVT combination.
- There are also new Volvo-style taillights, which run all the way through the rear windshield (only in the top-end VX variant). These taillights were offered with the pre-facelift model of the Jazz in some markets such as Australia
- Unfortunately, Honda won’t be offering the versatile magic seats – the most unique element of the car in the world – with the updated Jazz. Magic Seats were offered as standard with the second generation model and are available with the top-of-the-line VX variant over the existing model
Mechanically, the Jazz will remain unchanged and will come with the option of a 1.2-liter i-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine (Jazz diesel is offered exclusively in India). While petrol can be obtained with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 7-stage CVT (with paddle shifters), diesel is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. There won’t be a CVT with the diesel, however, unlike the new Amaze, as this is just a quarantine update.
As before, the updated third-generation Jazz will renew its rivalry with the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20.
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