Thursday, April 05, 2018
By Kamal Swami
Facelift Honda Jazz Not In Pipeline For Indian Car Market
Japanese car maker Honda Motors had launched the facelift version of third generation Jazz in global market back in 2017 and was supposed to unwrap the covers from same in the Indian car market sometimes during this year. But, now according to recent report the car maker has decided to not introduce the refreshed Jazz in India and will concentrate on introducing the generation next Amaze and its best selling compact SUV WR-V. In the words from sources of the company “Honda has internally decided not to bring the new version or variant of Jazz in India since the product never managed to do well in the market,”
The car maker had launched the third generation of Jazz in global market during the middle of 2013 and introduced the same in Indian car market during mid of 2015 and succeeded in received an overwhelming response from the Indian car enthusiasts. However, going through the tough competition in the Indian car market with launch of Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20 the hatchback started losing its charm from Indian buyers. In 2017 the car maker introduced its facelift version in world market.
In India the hatchback is offered in both petrol and diesel variants which are empowered with 1.2 litre i-VTEC and 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine configurations respectively. The transmission duties in both the variants are performed through six speed manual transmission system.