Launched at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2013, the Honda Jazz is no stranger to the Indian roads. Launched in 2009, the Jazz was a great product. But it was a bit too pricey for the consumers and it only came with a petrol engine. In 2015, Honda is doing things differently. The car is expected to be launched in India on the 8th of July with both a diesel and petrol engine.
Honda unveiled the Honda Jazz hatchback during the 2014 Auto Expo which was held in Delhi.
The Honda Jazz has proved very popular with buyers since it first went on sale in 2008. But what about the safety features. The Jazz 2015 has already been launched in Australia. So let us take a look at the Honda Jazz Safety features. The Jazz has not been tested in India, so we will take a look at the Honda Jazz Safety tests done in Australia.
The Jazz was given a five-star safety rating by the ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program). The Honda Jazz received a score of 36.58 out of a possible 37.
With road and vehicle safety gaining significant importance in India too, it is likely that Honda will equip at least the top trims of the Jazz with considerable safety features. The Australian Jazz gets safety kit like six airbags and electronic stability control as standard.
Honda’s new Jazz will be offered in five variants – E, S, SV, V and VX. Safety features like ABS and airbags are not available on the E trim. The S trim gets ABS with EBD. The top VX trim gets safety features like a i-SRS airbag system for the driver and a SRS air bag system for the passenger, hill start assist function, idling stop system, emergency stop signal and VSA (ABS + TCS + sideslip suppression).
After the crash test the car retained its basic cabin shape post the impacts. The steering wheel and pedals (which are the major cause of injury to the driver in case of frontal collision) didn’t dislocate themselves to a dangerous extent.
The Honda Jazz in India is expected to have i-VTEC and i-DTEC engines. These engines are expected to be released with manual as well as automatic transmission versions and will be the 87 bhp 1.2 L petrol car and the 1.5 L 98 bhp and 200 Nm diesel car. The Jazz’s diesel version is likely to return 26 kmpl of mileage.
Jazz will prove to be a big threat for the segment leaders, Maruti Swift and Hyundai i20 in the market than before.
The expected price for the Honda Jazz could be in the range of Rs. 4.5 to 8 lakhs.