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Old 3rd August 2007, 15:35   #1
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Default Honda to enter small car market with "Jazz"

This is a great news. I was browzing through the net and found this article on If this is true then we should be looking forward to a stiff competition in small car segment.

"It will be foolish if Honda does not have a small car in its “India centric” portfolio, and the Japanese major knows that well. So after toying around with the idea of introducing a small car in India for a long time, Honda is finally getting serious. High time!
The Jazz, or the Fit as it is known in some markets, is not a car that would instigate jealousy in the heart of passerbys for its style. This car is aimed at delivering practicality to the customers and it offers that in style. Interior space is impressive and the comfy seats can fold down in many configurations to enhance loading capacity.

In its current form, the Jazz comes with a dashboard that looks like that of the Civic but makes do without the digital speedo. Also do not expect steering mounted controls that you see here. Ergonomically designed dash makes life better behind the wheel and the quality is not comprmised upon either. Lots of cubby holes and storage areas make it a great utility offering.
The uni-body construction incorporates MacPherson Struts upfront and a torsion beam suspension layout at the rear. Front stabilizer bar, electric power steering and 14? wheels will feature on the Indian version of the Jazz while 15 inchers might be offered as an option.
The Honda Jazz sold in European and American markets is equipped with a 1.5L VTEC engine that pumps out 110PS. This, in all possibilities, will NOT be the engine that will power the Jazz once it hits the Indian shore. Expect a smaller engine that will be less powerfull but dutiful enough to perform well. The car has been acclaimed and praised for its handling prowess and the body roll is well controlled.
Looking at how the City, Civic and the CRV have stirred the Indian market, the success of Jazz is only but expected."
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Originally Posted by bill1182 View Post
This is a great news.
Don't mean to be rude, but this is old news.

And, i don't think they will bring in the Jazz. City, is based on the Jazz (If i remember correctly). Read somewhere that Honda would rather have a new small car. Most of the times, info carried by some of these sites/magazines are only partially true.

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