Honda Jazz is the first entrant by Honda Siel, in the hatchback segment of India. With this review, explore specifications & features of Honda Jazz.

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Honda has made an entry in the hatchback segment of the Indian car market, with its latest model - Jazz. Honda Siel, the joint venture between Japan's Honda and India's Siel Limited, has positioned this hatchback as a family utility car, with a seating capacity of 5 people. It sports a specially-tailored 2L i-VTEC engine, promising a power of 90bhp. With a price nearing around Rs 7 lacs, the car has surely been positioned as premium hatchback. Honda Jazz has a Euro-IV compatible engine and is expected to give a mileage of 16.1 km per liter, as per ARAI standards

Honda Jazz has been fitted with a 2L i-VTEC engine (Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Lift Control), which promises to deliver a power of 90ps @ 6200rpm, almost effortlessly. As for the torque, you can expect to receive a maximum of 110nm @ 4800rpm. The supple 5-speed manual transmission of the car helps it attain the perfect balance between sporty driving and fuel efficiency. The smaller module gear, which the hatchback has been laden with, makes sure that the drive is smooth and quiet.

Design And Comfort
The words 'elegance', 'class', 'style' and 'suave' come to you mind the first time you look at Honda Jazz. The Super-forward Cabin and Dynamic Forward Leaning form lend an aerodynamic touch to the hatchback. The car boasts of bumpers, outside rear view mirrors and door handles in the body color. Along with that, it has halogen lights, green glass and rear micro antenna. It has been equipped with corner protectors - to prevent scratches, along with side moldings, mud flaps, and classy garnishes. Its Active variant even flaunts sport pedals, fog lamps, front grille, and a spoiler at the top of the tailgate.

As you step inside Honda Jazz, the first thing that you notice is that the car is extremely spacious and comfortable. It has designed in such a way that the occupants get optimum usable space. The dashboard has been arranged in just the perfect way, with the Integrated Audio with AM/FM CD MP3 + Aux in. you will find loads of ingenious little compartments and boxes inside the car, to keep small knick-knacks. The front console box of Honda Jazz has a separate pocket, while there is a box under the rear seat and cup holders even at door pockets. Its interiors also feature Steering Mounted Audio Control, Front & Rear Speakers, Auto Volume by Speed, Titanium Seat Fabric Color, Magic Seats, Seat Back Pocket (Passenger Side) and Inside Door Handle Color. The rear seats, with a ratio of 60:40, allow various seating arrangements.

Ride And Handling
The i-VTEC engine of Honda Jazz promises just the right mix of power and fuel efficiency. Its 'Drive by Wire' system further adds to the smooth ride of the hatchback, which responds at the touch of the throttle. The front suspension boasts of an optimized compliance bush placement, aimed at providing an agile feel to the riders, while the reduced spring lever ratio and increased trailing arm bush capacity of the rear suspension adds to the riding comfort. The car is E10 compatible and also meets Euro IV emission levels.
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When it comes to safety, you can be sure that Honda Jazz makes no compromises. It has been built on 'Advance Compatibility Engineering' (ACE) body, which offers protection in case of collisions with different-sized vehicles. The design is aimed at protecting not only the car occupants, but also the pedestrians. The hatchback's G-FORCE Control Technology (G-CON) controls impact energy in the event of a collision and minimizes injuries. Other safety features include Pretensioner Seat Belt with Load Limiter, Driver & Front Passenger SRS Airbags, ABS with Brake Assist, EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), ECU Immobilizer, Driver Seat Belt Reminder, Driver Side Auto Pinch Guard, Day/Night Side Rear View Mirror, Rear Windshield Defogger, Rear Wiper and High Mount Stop Lamp. All in all, you can say that a ride in Honda Jazz is surely safe and secure.

Honda Jazz Price, Variants And Color
Honda Jazz is available in three variants - Jazz Basic, Jazz Mode, and Jazz Active. It comes in a vibrant range of colors, which include Deep Sapphire Blue, Sherbet Blue, Habanero Red, Alabaster Silver, Tafeta White and Crystal Black Pearl. The launch price of the hatchback (Delhi) is Rs. 698,000 for the Basic model, while Jazz Mode costs Rs. 7,28,000 and Jazz Active is available for Rs. 7,33,000.

Honda Jazz Mileage
Soon to elevate its new diesel model, Honda Jazz renders an average mileage of 13.3-15.5 km/l on its petrol variant.

Technical Specifications of Honda Jazz
Model Honda Jazz
Body Type Hatchback
Number Of Doors 5
Seating Capacity 5
Fuel Capacity 42 litres
Length 3900mm
Width 1695 mm
Height 1535 mm
Wheelbase 2500 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 4.9 m
Kerb Weight 1055 kg
Number Of Cylinders 4
Displacement 1198 cc
Transmission Manual, Five Forward, One Reverse
Max. Power 90PS @ 6200rpm
Max. Torque 110NM @ 4800rpm
Front Suspension McPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Axle
Front Disc
Rear Drum
Steering Type Collapsible Electric, Power Assisted
Tyre Size 175/65 R15 84T (Front) 175/65 R15 84T (Rear)

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