Japanese-car maker Honda Cars today unveiled the third generation premium hatchback “Jazz” in Tamil Nadu market priced at Rs 5.40 lakh onwards.
The car major has unveiled 10 variants of Jazz with the basic E MT Petrol variant priced at Rs 5.40 lakh (ex-showroom Chennai) and the top end VX MT Diesel version at Rs 8.75 lakh (ex-showroom Chennai), Honda Cars India said in a statement.
Earlier this month, the Japanese carmaker’s premium hatchback ‘Jazz’ made a comeback in Indian market with the launch a third-generation version of the model in Delhi.
“The Jazz is a very successful model around the world with over 5.5 million units sold across 75 countries since the launch of first generation in 2001,” Honda Cars India President & CEO Katsushi Inoue said.
He said Jazz model played a “significant” role in boosting business globally and was confident of replicating it in India.
The new generation Jazz was developed at Honda’s Research and Development Centre in Japan.
“The new Jazz will be a key pillar of business and would be instrumental in driving the growth for Honda Cars in India,” Honda Cars India Senior Vice-President (Marketing and Sales) Jnaneswar Sen said.
The company claimed that the petrol variant equipped with 1.2 litre L i-VTEC engine comes with fuel efficiency of 19kmpl and the Diesel version powered by the 1.5L i-DTEC diesel engine fuel economy of 27.3kmpl, the statement said.
Jazz was first launched in the country in 2009 with a price tag of over Rs 7 lakh, which was later slashed by Rs 1.6 lakh.
In 2013, the company stopped production of the car in the country.