Honda was early to the premium hatchback space with the Jazz and now with the new gen it is back better than ever and armed with the right set of tools this time. By that we mean aggressive pricing and a diesel engine. But there is more to the new Honda Jazz than just that as the 3rd gen model is quite impressive boasting new features. Available in 5 variants the new Jazz in comparison with its rivals comes across as a good buy especially in terms of space practicality and efficiency. The new Jazz will be available in 7 colours namely Sunset Orange, Urban Titanium Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Orchid White Pearl Taffeta White Golden Brown Metallic and Alabaster Silver Metallic.
As we have said earlier the one of the main talking points is the addition of the now popular 1498cc i-DTEC diesel with 98 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. We feel that in the new Jazz this engine feels much better and quieter than in the other Honda cars equipped with this engine. Still refinement is not its strong point as the ease of driving is. In the city you do not require to constantly work the gearbox and there is decent punch at low revs. In the highway too performance is decent but it feels a bit strained at high revs, best shift early. While the diesel delivers the petrol is the more fun especially with the 5-speed manual. This gearbox feels sweeter than the 6-speed in the diesel it was fun driving the Jazz with this engine. You might want to check out the CVT though as its seriously impressive. Being a CVT it is extremely efficient but also does not suffer from the negative points. In traffic the gearbox is smooth and responsive plus if you want you can use the paddle shifters to drive manually. The electric power assisted steering is very light which along with the 5.1M turning radius makes driving the Jazz really easy. In terms of ride and handling it is much better than its predecessor with excellent high speed stability. In terms of efficiency the new Jazz beats others easily here with the diesel delivering a whopping 27.3 kmpl with the petrol manual returning 18.7 kmpl and the CVT 19 kmpl.
The new Honda Jazz gets a reverse camera with different views airbags for both front passengers rear parking sensors ABS with EBD a rigid body impact mitigating headrests and an engine immobiliser.