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Honda Jazz BS6 teased on official website, launch imminent

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has teased the new BS6 complaint Jazz premium hatchback on its official website hinting that the car will be launched soon in the Indian market. The teaser image only shows a darkened silhouette of the new Honda Jazz with a slightly visible front fascia. 

Apart from the upgraded BS6 engine, the Honda Jazz is expected to remain the same in terms of design and styling both on the exteriors as well as its interiors with only minor changes. Looking at the teaser image which reveals very little about the styling, but the headlight unit, the grille and alloy wheels which are fairly visible appear unchanged but slightly refreshed front bumper could differentiate the BS6 model from the predecessor. 

Similarly, the interiors of the BS6 Jazz are likely to remain unchanged and feature automatic climate control, electrically adjustable ORVMs, control mounted steering wheel and the car is likely to come with a new touchscreen infotainment system that comes integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

In the engine department, the Honda Jazz will be powered by a BS6 compliant Petrol and Diesel motor and are likely to retain the displacement and the power figures from the outgoing model. 

The powertrain on the Jazz is shared by the Honda Amaze which has already been upgraded to BS6 conformity by the brand and features a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 90 ps of power and 113 Nm of torque coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission. 

Optionally the car is also available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 100 ps of power and 200 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT automatic gearbox. The BS6 Honda Jazz is also expected to come with the CVT transmission on the diesel model. 

The BS6 Honda Jazz when launched will compete with the Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20, Maruti Suzuki Baleno and the Toyota Glanza in the Indian market.