The 2018 Honda Jazz is expected to soon make its debut in India. It will get minor cosmetic updates along with some features updates as well. Engine specifications are likely to remain the same as before.
Honda Car India is soon going to launch the mid-life facelift of the Jazz premium hatchback in India. Going by recent media reports, it is likely that the automaker will debut this vehicle in our country within this month or the next. The updated version of the Jazz is already on sale in several international markets. It comes with a slight change in the design of the hatchback. The front end gets some minor changes, like the bigger grille and sportier looking bumper. While on the side profile we can expect the car to come with a set of new alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the Jazz is going to come with a better infotainment system. This is likely to be the Digipad 2.0. The engine specifications will remain the same as before.
The biggest highlight of the Jazz facelift is the introduction of the new 1.5-Litre Petrol engine. For Europe, this engine outputs a max. power of 130 BHP and has a claimed fuel mileage of 18.52 KMPL. The new engine offers two transmission options- Six-speed Manual and CVT. This new engine will be offered only with the Sport and Dynamic trims. The India-spec model is expected to get a similar change in its specifications. You never know, Honda Cars India might decide to play the Santa and launch the Jazz with the City‘s 1.5-litre iVTEC to rival the likes of Maruti Baleno RS, Volkswagen Polo GT TSI, and Fiat Abarth Punto.
As you can see, the new 2018 Honda Jazz facelift doesn’t look too different from the pre-facelift model. However, the few changes made to the exterior are enough to freshen up the things a fair bit. It is now more in line with the design of the current crop of Honda cars. It gets a new grille, a set of new headlamps with LED DRL, updated bumpers, and a new exterior colour option that is being marketed as the Skyride Blue.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Launch Date in India
|Launch Date (expected)||Second Half 2018|
Honda will first launch the Jazz facelift in the European markets. Subsequently, the updated Jazz will also launch in India. However, it will be first showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi NCR early next year. We’re expecting the 2018 Honda Jazz facelift launch to take place soon after the advent of next year.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Price In India
|Petrol Model (estimated prices)||Rs 6 Lakh – Rs 9.5 Lakh|
|Diesel Model (estimated prices)||Rs 7 Lakh – Rs 10 Lakh|
Going by the prices of the 2017 Honda City Facelift, it’s pretty much for sure that even the updated Jazz will be slightly pricier than the current model. We are expecting the price range to start at Rs 6 lakh. Like we said, Honda might decide to plonk the 1.5-litre iVTEC into the engine bay of the Jazz to rival cars like the Baleno RS. This hot hatch version could cost upwards of Rs 9 lakh. On the other hand, the Diesel model could have a starting price of Rs 7 lakh. Honda will try to justify the price increase by offering a long list of features and fresher styling.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Images
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Specifications
|Engine||1.2-litre Petrol/1.5-litre Petrol/1.5-litre Turbo Diesel|
|Max. Power||87 BHP/118 BHP/99 BHP|
|Peak Torque||110 Nm/145 Nm/200 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual, CVT/6-speed Manual, CVT/6-speed Manual|
Going by the Europe-spec Jazz facelift, India will get the City’s 1.5-litre iVTEC petrol engine. We are pretty sure this engine option will be available only on the top-end trim. Nothing’s for sure at the moment. The 2018 facelift could also get a new 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine that Honda plans to launch in Japan. However, what we know for sure is that the more powerful variant would be marketed as a hot hatch to rival the likes of Maruti Baleno RS, Volkswagen Polo GT TSI, and Fiat Punto Abarth. Other than this, the current engine options will be carried over to the new facelift without any major change in their specifications. At best, the current motors will be re-tuned to offer a slightly higher mileage.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Mileage
|1.2 L Petrol||1.5 L Petrol||1.5 L Diesel|
|18.7 KMPL (MT); 19 KMPL (CVT)||18.52 KMPL||27.3 KMPL|
Mileage figures should be more or less the same. Like we said, we don’t see Honda making any change in the specifications of the current motors. Hence, their fuel mileage shouldn’t see a notable difference either. The new 1.5-Litre Petrol engine, which is surely going to launch in Europe, has a claimed mileage of 18.52 KMPL.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Review – Exterior Design
The Jazz doesn’t get a huge makeover to speak of. However, the mid-cycle facelift brings in a handful of new bits to freshen up the car a fair bit. If nothing else, the car is now more in line with the design of the current crop of Honda cars. The 2018 Jazz carries the manufacturer’s new ‘Exciting H Design’ theme, which we have already seen on the India-spec 2017 Honda City. Exactly like the latest iteration of the City sedan, the Jazz gets a Solid Wing Face front grille.
Moreover, the car also gets a set of new headlamps that are not only sleeker in their profile but also carry LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). The car comes with a new set of fog-lamps and updated bumpers. All these new bits come together to make the car look more modern than the pre-facelift version. In the side profile, the car gets a more stylish set of alloy wheels. The rear-end of the car gets updated taillights and a new roof spoiler. The new bumpers look sportier than before. The top-end trims are likely to get black ORVM caps and black inserts in the bumper for that touch of sportiness.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Colours
- Skyride Blue (new!)
- Carnelian Red Pearl
- Urban Titanium Metallic
- Alabaster Silver Metallic
- Taffeta White
- Golden Brown Metallic
- White Orchid Pearl
The new Honda Jazz 2018 facelift will likely go on sale with seven colour options.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Interior
Coming to the interior of the new Honda Jazz 2018 facelift, the cabin remains largely the same. The India-spec model, however, is expected to get an upholstery change and a set of new features. That said, we don’t see bits like an auto-dimming Interior Rear View Mirror in the pictures here. But we’re hoping that in India, the top trim will get the Digipad touchscreen unit that is even available in the new City. This is a modern infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The unit offers a 7-inch touchscreen interface and also offers Sat-nav and Telephony options. You even get a WiFi support along with a 1.5 GB internal storage.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1154 kg|
|Turning Radius||5.1 metres|
Dimensionally, the new 2018 Honda Jazz facelift remains the same.
Honda Jazz 2018 Facelift- Specification Sheet
|Model||2018 Honda Jazz facelift|
|Launch Date||Festive Season 2018|
|Price||INR 5.5 Lakh to INR 8.5 Lakh|
|Fuel||Petrol / Diesel|
|Engine||1.2-litre / 1.5-litre|
|Power||90 BHP / 99 BHP|
|Torque||110 Nm / 200 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual/ 6-Speed Manual / CVT|
|Mileage||17km/l / 25km/l|
|Features||Touchscreen Infotainment System, Auto Climate, Projector headlamps, LED DRLs, Alloy Wheels|
|Safety Features||Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors, Reverse Parking Camera|
Stay tuned for more on the new 2018 Honda Jazz facelift India launch date, price, specifications, mileage, and interior features.
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