We have said this time and again that Honda Jazz is the most improved hatchbacks in the market and not only that, it is also the best value-for-money car in its segment. In fact, it even manages to overtake some of the cars that are a segment higher than Honda Jazz. The new version has made an emphatic re-entry in the Indian automobile market and now falls into the B+ segment.
The success for Honda Jazz was practically written on the wall with top class features that segment leading cars have and that too being offered at a competitive price. But what is it that makes Honda Jazz a successful car in terms of critical acclaim and sales. Let us take look at the reasons, five of them actually as to why Honda Jazz would play a long inning:
1. Honda Jazz might have not done that well in India in the past but its track record across the globe is quite impressive selling over 5.5 million units in 75 countries. Now obviously, the mindset and personal preferences of the audiences across different countries can vary but Honda has made sure that they do rectify the shortcomings as per the Indian audience and with the specs they are offering this time around, we are pretty sure that the new Honda Jazz is going to be a hit.
2. The diesel variants have always been more popular in India and with the new Honda Jazz coming out with a diesel option of its own for the first time, audiences will certainly be tempted to go for the hatch. The hatchback would now have the same 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine unit that was seen with Honda City whereas the same 6 speed manual transmission system would also be used by the vehicle. Therefore, we get the same power output and torque as well with 100PS and 200Nm. The mileage is stupendous too at 27.3kmpl which makes it one of the top fuel efficient vehicles in India.
3. There are a lot of features in the new Honda Jazz that makes it first in the segment including the CVT gearbox. Audiences will still get the 5 speed manual gearbox but the CVT gearbox is what that makes it more exciting with the transmission system featuring paddle shifters. The petrol variant of the new Honda Jazz also offers the best fuel economy in its segment with 19kmpl for CVT variants and 18.7kmpl for manual.
4. There are some unique features with the new Honda Jazz this time around including the magic seats feature that allows users to fold their seats to accommodate four modes of multiple seating and for carrying cargo items. The boot space of 354 litres is also the highest in its segment for the new Honda Jazz.
5. An over the top pricing for the old Honda Jazz was a major factor why the hatchback could not succeed. Audiences were not willing to pay around Rs.8 lacs for a hatchback and one of the main reasons for the spiked up prices was an inadequate level of localization. However, this time around, the new Honda Jazz will have 95 percent localization which has led to a drastically reduced price.