Honda’s Jazz has finally issued the BS6 update along with a mid-life refresh after a brief absence from the luxury hatchback market. It is the same facelifted model that was released a few years ago on international markets. There are three variants available: V, VX, and ZX (new top-spec variant).
Honda has axed the Jazz diesel models with the facelift. The update has made the hatchback costlier by up to Rs 21,000, but when compared to the BS4 price the base-spec V version offered with the CVT gearbox sees a decrease in Rs 15,000.
As far as improvements are concerned, the facelifted Jazz gets a sportier-looking front bumper with hexagonal design elements to house LED fog lamps. Though previously updated with LED tail lamps, Honda has now installed headlamps (with DRLs) that flank the revised front grille with the LED treatment. In addition, the redesigned Jazz features a subtly revised rear bumper for a more luxurious and sporty appeal.
Inside its cabin the current Jazz sees no improvements and continues to be sold with a dual-tone interior. Like the BS4 model, the latest Jazz also features a standard cruise control, a paddle shifter (only CVT variants), a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, auto AC, and a sunroof (limited to the top-spec ZX variant). The 15-inch alloy wheels still have unchanged configuration from the BS4 edition. Offered safety features include dual front airbags, EBD ABS and parking sensors at the rear.
The BS6 Jazz is powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine (seen on the WR-V) under the hood, while the previously available 1.5-liter diesel engine (100PS/200Nm) is seen at the entrance. The petrol unit pushes out 90PS and 110Nm and is available with transmission options for both 5-speed manual and 7-step CVT. While the manual gearbox comes as standard, the base variant offers the CVT gearbox as an option. The estimated manual and CVT-equipped versions fuel-efficiency figures are at 16.6kmpl and 17.1kmpl, respectively.