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Old 26th May 2015, 23:05   #1081
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I was at the honda dealership yesterday for service of brio and I saw an orange jazz (new generation) being washed. I requested the service advisor and he escorted me to the car but didn't allow to take pics.

My impression of the new version (saw the car in hurry therefore mentioning whatever I could recall):

I spent about 5 minutes around the new Jazz. From the outside it looks neat - refreshing. This was a petrol automatic with pedal shifters. It has more or less the same dash board of city including the infotainment. The interiors are not as good as the previous avatar (which felt more luxurious). The front seats are big and comfortable (excellent lumbar support) and I think honda has not tampered with seat designs. The leg room on the back seat and boot space seemed at par with the old Jazz. It has MRF tyres and amron battery.

All in all the feel of premium hatchback is missing in the new generation, the old Jazz was classy and more plush.

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I was at the honda dealership yesterday for service of brio and I saw an orange jazz (new generation) being washed. I requested the service advisor and he escorted me to the car but didn't allow to take pics.
Thats really nice Kapilsharma. Thanks for sharing!!!

However, do you recall the variant of Jazz, was it V or VX?? Did it have black interiors or beige ?? Very likely that the Orange Jazz that was spied by Gaadi.com a couple of days back was from the same dealership premises.

Assuming, you saw the car in a Chandigarh dealership, what could the car be doing there? I earlier assumed the spied car was probably spotted somewhere near Tapukara.

Are they doing road testing the car just a couple of months before launch?? Especially since none of the Honda cars in India with the 1.2 i-VTEC ever had the CVT box. If that is the case, isn't it way too late to test and fix the car??
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All in all the feel of premium hatchback is missing in the new generation, the old Jazz was classy and more plush.
I would say that was pretty much expected, higher localization has always lead to the knife down of the so called premium-ness of many cars. In this segment, the Elite i20 has spoiled us silly by setting a high bar of premiumity which obviously is difficult for most manufacturers in India to achieve. But still if they can make it look better than the Amaze & Mobilio, which by judging from the spy snaps, they seem to have done have done a decent job. Things are obviously not out yet but I really hope they can throw in some more gizmos in the top optional variant.

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Thats really nice Kapilsharma. Thanks for sharing!!!

However, do you recall the variant of Jazz, was it V or VX?? Did it have black interiors or beige ?? Very likely that the Orange Jazz that was spied by Gaadi.com a couple of days back was from the same dealership premises.

Assuming, you saw the car in a Chandigarh dealership, what could the car be doing there? I earlier assumed the spied car was probably spotted somewhere near Tapukara.

Are they doing road testing the car just a couple of months before launch?? Especially since none of the Honda cars in India with the 1.2 i-VTEC ever had the CVT box. If that is the case, isn't it way too late to test and fix the car??
There was no badging on the car except for the 'Jazz'. The dash board is black with beiege seats, leather wrapped steering wheel. The gear knob is bland i.e., no chrome finishing and looks odd.

I inquired from the service advisor about when will this car will be up for display but he didn't have any information. I think that honda might promote the jazz through road shows or display in Malls and that is why the CVT variant is available at the dealership.
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I was at the honda dealership yesterday for service of brio and I saw an orange jazz (new generation) being washed. I requested the service advisor and he escorted me to the car but didn't allow to take pics.

My impression of the new version (saw the car in hurry therefore mentioning whatever I could recall):

I spent about 5 minutes around the new Jazz. From the outside it looks neat - refreshing. This was a petrol automatic with pedal shifters. It has more or less the same dash board of city including the infotainment. The interiors are not as good as the previous avatar (which felt more luxurious). The front seats are big and comfortable (excellent lumbar support) and I think honda has not tampered with seat designs. The leg room on the back seat and boot space seemed at par with the old Jazz. It has MRF tyres and amron battery.

All in all the feel of premium hatchback is missing in the new generation, the old Jazz was classy and more plush.
Thanks for sharing.
I think everyone knows that Honda won't be able to match the quality levels of the previous Jazz. But, if the quality levels are matching the current City, I see no reason why the prospective customers would complain when the City is doing so well in a higher segment.

The Elite I20 is definitely a good car, particularly on the exterior design and interior quality levels. So, it won't be easy for Honda to match. But, having said that, the Jazz has some tricks up its sleeve in terms of space/flexibility etc. On top of that, I think the Jazz will match the Elite in terms of features. It will miss a few but have a few additional ones as well. Very interested to see how Honda prices it and the effect it has on the competition. My gut feel is that if Honda prices it within 20-25K of the Elite, we have a real game on our hands.

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I spent about 5 minutes around the new Jazz.
Thanks Kapil, lucky you!! Did you get any hint of the magic seat configuration in this version like the one the earlier Jazz had? this is a feature that we have been debating actively on this thread and would be a talking point for Honda. But the fixed head-rests in the rear seats that were spied in the lower versions has created some doubts if the 'Magic' seats would find their way in the new Jazz.
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Thanks for sharing.
Very interested to see how Honda prices it and the effect it has on the competition. My gut feel is that if Honda prices it within 20-25K of the Elite, we have a real game on our hands.
Precisely my point of interest as well. I would be very curious to see the pricing of the new Jazz esp the CVT which will determine if I need to replace my A-Star AT or retain it Hope Honda doesnt bungle it up like it did for the previous Jazz.
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In the meantime, news keeps pouring in...


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Precisely my point of interest as well. I would be very curious to see the pricing of the new Jazz esp the CVT which will determine if I need to replace my A-Star AT or retain it Hope Honda doesnt bungle it up like it did for the previous Jazz.
This is an coincidence , moving from the Astar AT , I am also looking at the Jazz pricing or the Aspire one, but the jazz sure looks a beauty
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It has more or less the same dash board of city including the infotainment. The interiors are not as good as the previous avatar (which felt more luxurious).It has MRF tyres and amron battery.
Hey Kapil, I guess you yourself have mentioned why the current gen Jazz's interior is not as luxurious as the the previous gen (I have marked the portion in bold). Most of the new Jazz is localized and we cannot expect any of the material quality to be better than that of City. I just expect the fit, finish to be good and panel-gaps to be tight and consistent. Now that the Tapukara factory is settled down, no excuse should be there for poor quality fit and finish.

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All in all the feel of premium hatchback is missing in the new generation, the old Jazz was classy and more plush.
Guess you are comparing with the Elite i20 and compared to that Jazz laxks some premium feel. Yes, it is very much understandable. i20 is very well put together and looks very premium. Look wise, I do not think Jazz is bad, but i20 has an European touch.

But if we look at features, we have discussed it multiple times in this thread, there are some features the i20 has that is missing in Jazz and also the other way round - and for me, things are pretty even here.

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But still if they can make it look better than the Amaze & Mobilio, which by judging from the spy snaps, they seem to have done have done a decent job. Things are obviously not out yet but I really hope they can throw in some more gizmos in the top optional variant.
Comparing the looks of Amaze / Mobilio to the Jazz is criminal IMO Jazz has a very bold, appealing and sporty design - a very global and contemporary design. But Amaze and Monilio are much more sedate and boring IMO.

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There was no badging on the car except for the 'Jazz'. The dash board is black with beiege seats, leather wrapped steering wheel. The gear knob is bland i.e., no chrome finishing and looks odd.
Oh, is it?? The spied cars had a variant badge in it. Probably both are different cars - or did the dealership remove it??

The gear knob for CVT Jazz is same as the one that was CVT City. It has a leather finish but no chrome or silver accents. Not very attractive but looked sporty to me.

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Thanks for sharing.
I think everyone knows that Honda won't be able to match the quality levels of the previous Jazz. But, if the quality levels are matching the current City, I see no reason why the prospective customers would complain when the City is doing so well in a higher segment.
Adimicra, you are among the few whom I envy for having a truly high quality product - The Jazz. Whatever be the feature / design advancement they have in the new Jazz, Honda is definitely not gonna catch up with the old quality. That way, you guys are really lucky, even though some of you had to pay much more.

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But the fixed head-rests in the rear seats that were spied in the lower versions has created some doubts if the 'Magic' seats would find their way in the new Jazz.
I think Honda might give us the magic seats in the top variant i.e. VX or VX(O). Gaadiwaadi's initially spied VX Jazz had black interiors and the headrests in the rear bench appeared to be much lower (compared to the fixed ones in the newly spied cars) and looked like adjustable ones. Most probably they have magic seat feature as well.

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In the meantime, news keeps pouring in
However, there seems to be nothing new buddy. They just keep on repeating the same old stuff again and again. Anything new, and I am sure we will read it here first - why the trouble to search the internet, something new comes online, we will find it here in the next 10 mins .
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New Honda Jazz India launch on July 8 2015

Autocar India reports that the new Honda Jazz launch has been scheduled on July 8th. If priced well, this could very well be Honda's best-seller considering how the Indian customers have taken a liking to premium hatchbacks like Polo and Elite i20. The diesel motor and fresh looks will only widen the Jazz's appeal !

Source: Autocar India

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The new Honda Jazz will come in two engine options a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. The petrol version will also get a CVT automatic option. When launched, the new Jazz will compete with the likes of the Maruti Swift, Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo Fiat Punto Evo and the Tata Bolt.

You can expect the new Jazz to be feature-rich, with kit a Bluetooth-equipped touchscreen infotainment system and alloy wheels.

Known for its brilliant packaging and massive cabin space, the Jazz is a global bestseller for Honda. And because it is assembled here this time around, with engines manufactured here as well, Honda will be able to price the Jazz competitively.
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Next stop on the jazz 3-part series is Australia, as tweeted by Honda. Most probably will be released tomorrow or during the weekend.
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More spy pics, this time the fully lit up center console in the new Jazz, same as the City.
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Actually this unit seems to be from top variant Jazz as it is different from the one spied few days back. It features a 7" touchscreen as compared to 5" non-touch audio system.

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Interestingly the article on Cardekho also reveals features of the ICE unit
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  • Similar to that of the Honda City, it offers a decent 15.7 cm touch screen display
  • The system offers segment-first built-in satellite-based voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation featuring suggestive keyboard
  • Speaking of the connectivity options - it offers Bluetooth phone integration, that includes, dialing, answering, history, contact syncing and Bluetooth audio streaming
  • It also offers screen for the rear parking camera along with guidelines
  • Apart from these, it will have options like - DVD/CD playback; USB and AUX-In inputs; FM/AM along with iPod connectivity
Finally, we have confirmation on presence of rear parking camera in higher variant.

Source: Cardekho

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More spy pics, this time the fully lit up center console in the new Jazz, same as the City.
Not surprising Jacob, consider that Honda had revealed this in their first teaser itself.

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Actually this unit seems to be from top variant Jazz as it is different from the one spied few days back. It features a 7" touchscreen as compared to 5" non-touch audio system.
Yes Damager21. This pic is obviously from a different car compared to the ones that were revealed some days back. I am sure these guys have more interior pics from this car which will have clear-cut information about the seat color, Push-button start, magic seats, adjustable headrests in rear bench, etc. Will have to wait till another day to see them though.

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Finally, we have confirmation of rear parking camera
Damager21, I guess all the mentioned features are present in the City and they were just stating the obvious. Regarding Rear Parking Camera, I was very sure this would be present. Reasons: 1. Even the VX variant spied did not have parking sensors. 2. Spied pics inside Honda factory and dealership, both had a black thingy popping below the Chrome Garnish on the hatch. However, this thingy was not present in the spied 'S' variant. That black thingy, IMO, could be nothing but the rear view camera.

Also, to be frank, I think Cardekho guys had this picture (and more) earlier as well, but are releasing them one by one. They are revealing the features one by one, to keep the buzz and increase hits to their page. How else can we explain the fact that this image is cropped in such a manner that the area of Push-button Start is not shown (deliberately). If their intention was to give all the information right away in one go, I am sure, they would have shown us that also. Expect another set of interior spy pics in a few days.

One more thing I noticed - the difference between the earlier spied interior and the current one.

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If you notice, the hazard light button on these cars are placed at different heights. I have aligned the pics in such a way that they represent similar sizes. The button is placed much higher on the piano-black panel in the car with touch-screen HU and slightly lower on the one with normal 5" HU. Also, in the panel having 5" HU, there is a cut-out for a button, which is unused.

Experts, any clue why this button is placed in two locations in different variants of the same car? Wouldn't the engineers design the car so as achieve similar wiring patters and switch locations in all variants and just add new features in higher variants? Even if they arrived that the higher position was better, they could have had the same location for the variant with 5" HU also, especially when the panel has a cut-out for the button. Why was that not used?? Is Cardekho duping us taking City's interior pic and telling us that it belongs to Jazz?? Am I asking too many questions???

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