With the BS6 update, Honda gave the Jazz a much needed makeover with fresh styling and new features. Some of these features are only offered on the automatic variants of the Jazz and here’s the variant wise features list of the new Jazz.
Honda launched the BS6 Jazz facelift in India last week for a starting price of Rs 7.50 lakh, going all the way up to Rs 9.74 lakh. There are many changes on the BS6 Jazz, most notably of which is perhaps the styling. It looks a lot more modern now with the all-LED lighting system and there are other changes to the soft-plastic parts as well. The BS6 Jazz also gets a few more features over the outgoing car, some of which have been added to the base and mid-spec trims as well. The BS6 Honda Jazz will be available in three variants – V, VX and ZX – and here are the features that are new on each variant.
BS6 Honda Jazz V (MT: Rs 7.50 lakh; CVT: Rs 8.50 lakh)
- 15-inch alloy wheels
- LED daytime running lamps
- LED tail-lamps
- Auto climate control
- Cruise control
- Front and rear power windows
- Driver window one-touch operation
- Audio system with 5-inch display and Bluetooth connectivity
- Steering mounted controls
- Remote central locking
- Electric adjust wing mirrors
- Driver seat height adjust
- Front centre armrest
- Paddle shifters (CVT)
- Rear wiper and washer
- Dual airbags
- Rear parking sensors
- Rear-view camera
BS6 Honda Jazz VX (MT: Rs 8.10 lakh; CVT: Rs 9.10 lakh)
In addition to the features from the base-spec V variant, the VX variant additionally gets
- 7.0-inch Touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- Key-less entry and go
- Power folding wing mirrors
- Voice commands
BS6 Honda Jazz ZX (MT: Rs 8.74 lakh ; CVT: Rs 9.74 lakh)
All features from the mid-spec VX trim are carried over but the top-spec ZX variant additionally gets the best bits of this facelift and that’s the,
- LED headlamps with integrated DRLs
- LED fog lamps
Honda has tweaked the face of the new Jazz ever so slightly but it immediately makes so much difference. The most noticeable change is of course the new full-LED headlamps with LED DRLs and there half the job done already, isn’t it? The grille has also been slightly tweaked with a new chrome detailing around the gloss black front grille that seems to continue from the LED DRLs in the headlamp units. Quite a cool touch indeed. The new Jazz gets completely new front and rear bumpers that have a little more cuts and creases than the outgoing model.
Under the hood, the BS6 Jazz is now a petrol-only model. The 1.2 Litre four-cylinder i-VTEC engine produces the same 90 PS and 110 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options continue to remain the same as earlier – a 5-speed manual stick and a CVT gearbox. Yes, it continues to get paddle shifters for the CVT variants. The fuel efficiency of manual variants is rated at 16.6 kmpl whereas that of CVT variants is 17.1 kmpl.
Honda has revealed that over the years, it was the petrol variant of the Jazz that has been in strong demand and is one of the reasons why the diesel engine was discontinued. Honda also revealed that as much as 70% of the petrol buyers opted for the CVT automatic variant, thus showing that the paddle-shifters were such a huge crowd puller. The new Jazz will come in five colour options including Radiant Red Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic and Golden Brown. The Jazz continues to rival the likes of the Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Tata Altroz.