Honda has been an amazing competitor for the Indian market and a smart player as well. Considering the sedan segment the company is extremely successful with its iconic products Honda City and Honda Accord. As far as the small car segment is concerned we all know that inspite of offering a quality product like Honda Jazz the company failed to leave the the customers spellbound.
But let me tell you the Jazz is not as unsuccessful in other global markets as it is in India and has been able to create an identity for itself. For the European market the company will start selling the new Honda Jazz Hybrid, recently unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show by the mid of 2011 and the car certainly carries the oomph factor this time.
The impressiveness of this new model comes with the implementation of a CVT automatic transmission box which adds a lot to the substance of an ideal powerful yet economical hatchback. But the part of interest is not Jazz Hybrid but a new model sporting a 1.2 Litre MPFI petrol engine, coupled with the same CVT transmission which also features paddle shifters for the same.
This new 1.2 Litre variant will be heading for the UK market soon and will also sport a couple of new features including:-
- new steering for better feel
- tuned suspension for better ride quality
- new headlamps & tail lamps
- new grille
- new front bumper
- new seat fabric shades
- chrome inserts on the dashboard
Will India get this new model? This remains to be a question but we expect it to come to company’s notice that even the Indian’s are keen to see some new refreshment and what better that this model.