Honda has revealed the facelifted version of the Jazz hatchback and the official launch of car will take place later June this year in Japan. In India, the premium hatchback is expected to later this year. The face lifted Jazz has received cosmetic changes on the outside which include redesigned bumpers, new headlamp setup with LED DRL’s (Daytime Running Lamps) and a restyled grille. It also gets an LED tail lamp setup. The side profile of the car remain the same, but, it gets a new alloy wheel design. On the inside, the 2018 Jazz will retain the same set of features like the current version of the Honda Jazz except a dual tone seat upholstery and may get the company’s Digipad infotainment system.
The Japanese-spec Jazz is powered by two petrol engines, a 1.3 litre unit and 1.5 litre motor with optional hybrid versions as well. The Indian version of the premium hatchback is expected to carry forward the existing set of engine and transmission options, a 1.2 litre petrol with a 5-speed manual gearbox as well as a CVT automatic and a 1.5 litre diesel with a 6-speed manual transmission.
In terms of safety, the Japan spec Honda Jazz gets a host of features such as Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist technologies along with Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Traffic Sign Recognition. The India version will not get the aforementioned features, however, ABS and dual front airbags are likely to be a standard fitment.
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