Spotted: Honda Jazz Caught In The Wild!

Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz

This would give sleepless nights to the competition especially the premium hatchback makers Skoda and Hyundai. Honda India is going ahead full steam with its plans to launch the Jazz hatchback in India by June this year.

Our reader maxbhp@team-bhp.com caught what looks like a near production ready Jazz undergoing testing on the greater Noida Expressway. Jazz is one of the most popular Honda model overseas with intelligent space utilization, ultra frugal yet decently powerful engine and interiors which manage to look nice and at the same time are very practical and utilitarian

Looks aren’t Jazz’s USP, practicality is. The fuel tank is placed under the front seat to give class leading interior space without having ship like dimensions on the outside, a big plus for our crowded cities and also manages to pack in a huge boot! The rear bumper sill is very low to make the boot easier to load. The interiors looks rather nice with audio controls mounted steering wheel borrowed from the bigger sibling, the Honda City. The three pod instrument console looks like the last generation City (which we prefer to be very frank).

Honda wants to price the Jazz very competitively and is working hard to increase the local content. The Jazz is expected to have localization content of 70% percent from day one.

Honda Jazz is expected to priced between Rs 5 to 6.5 Lakh rupees.

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» ranjit said: { Apr 2, 2009 - 01:04:10 }

pricing is the key point for its success.

» wheelosphere.org said: { Apr 2, 2009 - 09:04:43 }

Good To see the first pictures of Jaaz, Looks really solid looks and build.Nightmare for Fabia and Punto, as Ranjit said pricing will play an important role.

» navnit said: { Apr 2, 2009 - 03:04:03 }

honda is no match for the fiat elswhere. but in india its the other way arround.here honda has a premium image. hence could get good numbers. punto will have to depend on lineas sucess.

» Darayus said: { Apr 7, 2009 - 10:04:28 }

HONDA has a name for sure. ANY model has always been efficient & so is the most economical car. Fuel efficient, handling, driving comfort, the best. JAZZ will jam the market.

» nick said: { Apr 8, 2009 - 02:04:44 }

@Navnit

Open your eyes and see the world.

Honda has huge market not only in India, but also in Singapore, Thailand, Japan, USA.

Fiat is no where near to this. If fiat has to survive they have to revive the interiors of all their cars including Linea as well as improve A.S.S by miles.

Honda here has earned it premium image. they have kept their model line up updated by launching latest models in market, and for their technology prowess, if they price 50k more, than it is little to pay for the peace of mind you get.

» pradip said: { Apr 18, 2009 - 09:04:47 }

looks good. on road price ? Can Honda deliver in June 09?

» AMIT said: { Apr 22, 2009 - 12:04:16 }

BEAUTIFUL CAR, BUT CAN IT BEAT THE SUPERB BUILT QUALITY AND SPACE OF FABIA OR ELSE THE SAFETY FEATURES PROVIDED BY SKODA GROUP

» ARVINDHAN said: { Apr 23, 2009 - 09:04:04 }

HI FRIENDS SHOCK NEWS ABOUT JAZZ. THE RUMORS SAID THATIT WILL BE OVER PRICED 5.5 AS EX SHOWROOM. BUT FOR ECONOMIC TIMES HONDA CEO SAID THAT IT WILL HAVE ALL FEATURES WHICH CONSITS IN LUXURY PREMIEUM CARS. SO THAT IT WILL BE PRICED MORE THAN 5.5. ANOTHER REASON FOR OVER PRICE IS RUPEES WAEK AGAINST DOLLOR AND YEN.THOUGH JAZZ WILL NOT BE A LARGE SELLER THA HONDA CITY.HE ADDED.CAR IS VERY GOOD ATTRECTIVE DESIGN AND WILL ALSO HAVE NUMBER OF FEATURES. BUT THE PRICE PLAYS IMPORTANT ROLE FOR INDIAN ECONOMY. IF IT IS PRICED LIKED SKODA FABIA JAZZ WILL GET FAILURE IN TERMS OF ITS SALES. WAIT AND SEE THE HONDA GAME IN THIS SEGMENT.

» Kaustubh said: { May 7, 2009 - 09:05:50 }

@ nick

Dude please dont compare Fiat and Honda..As Navneet said Fiat is much better than Honda…

Guys please dont compare GP (Grand Punto) and Jazz …

GP is the hotest hatchback of all…..

About the pricing, i heard that the top model will cost same as the NHC basic model :shock: ….lets see how honda come up with the pricing….

GP is coming in the June last week or July first week…And Fiat has said that the price will be around 5-7lacs :grin: ….

I have Palio and waiting for both the cars….

» carrol said: { Jun 7, 2009 - 12:06:23 }

Honda makes cars which are expensive to maintain, unstable at high speeds, unsafe during impact yet they are sold in volumes, but only in asian countries.Where as Fiat makes more robust safe cars. If one has access to engines componetns of either
Honda to Fiat its easily concluded that Honda makes cars for making monies less on durability and safety.Like for e.g Honda uses less durable case hardening steel for gears for faster process time .Many shafts are going through induction hardening instead of conventional hardening to save time to produce .So make more cars donot bother about safety ,Honda philosophy Specially in India they even use low grade cheaper piston for their engine sourced from Hydrabad based foundries

» vivaldian said: { Jun 13, 2009 - 11:06:12 }

Jazz surely going not to rock but be a rock under the deep see.They are sure to follow Ritz and A star which are a proven design failure of the cars world

» suri said: { Sep 14, 2009 - 06:09:43 }

if you guys have noticed, honda no longer invites comparison with toyota, but positions itself alongside Audi (insofar as the new accord in europe is concerned). and that car is good enough to merit that comparison.

Fiat makes good cars these days, but their target buyer is the lower income group.

about the cars themselves? - the Linea looks elegant and has a lot of creature comforts, but at the end of the day, it is not a car that excites you or makes you want to drive. If you are middle aged, you will end up giving the car to the driver.

the grande punto? - again big car feel but a slog to drive

the honda Jazz - carefree and easy drive, no creature comforts (such as reading lights, lumbar support).

the honda will give 10 years of trouble free performance, but the fiat owner will be lucky to get three years of trouble free service.

the jazz will be a success finally, and the fiat will not

» green said: { Jan 3, 2010 - 11:01:40 }

As expected Jazz failed in the market ,people saw unsafe cabin and low mileage,
‘highest maintanence cost of owning this Toy car.Honda is comparable with suzuki, but they want tobe in the level of BMW and are deperately trying to copy audi ,bmw engines in their R&D.In India they tried sucessfully copying Vespa ET4 as Activa ,Bajaj Legend as eterno and still got away without any legal notice for almost 5 years



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