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Honda Jazz 2020


Honda Jazz 2020

by admin | June 21, 2020


Has the new updated Jazz got enough oomph? Or are the just minor updates?

While the Jazz has been popular for being a spacious hatchback, some new updates ensure it stays updated with technology. Of course, a petrol and diesel BS6 engine is also something it receives but it just doesn’t stop there.

From what is expected, the new 2020 Jazz receives updates on the exterior. A fresh look at the front and rear is something which is most likely while the overall profile remains similar. The version displayed at the 2020 Auto Expo displays updates like LED DRL’s, Projector headlamps, new dual tone alloy wheels, LED tail lamps.

The new Jazz at the auto Expo also displays many changes to the interior. A new Dashboard, a two spoke steering wheel, new touch screen infotainment system, white highlights and an all new centre console, magic rear seats, cruise control, auto headlamps and auto wipers. We aren’t sure if all the updates would land in India but we do expect the Indian version of the 2020 Jazz to come with some updates, if not all.

The debuted version also comes with many safety features such as an electric parking brake, ABS, EBD, SENSING technology which is Honda’s collision mitigation braking using a wide angle camera in the front and eight sonar sensors.

Engine options for the India bound Honda Jazz 2020 could remain the same- the 1.2 Litre i-VTEC that produces 90 PS of power, 110 NM of torque and the 1.5 Litre i-DTEC engine that produces 100 PS, 200 NN of torque would most probably be upgraded to meet BS6 emission norms. The petrol option currently comes with a 5 speed manual and CVT transmission while the diesel option comes mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox only. However, the new Jazz Diesel could receive CVT transmission from the Diesel Honda Amaze.

When launched officially in India, the 2020 Honda Jazz will compete with Toyota Glanza, Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz. While it would feel more premium than the outgoing model, prices are expected to stay between Rs. 5.50 Lakhs and Rs. 9.50 Lakhs (ex- showroom).  

 


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    Sports            Rs.10.99L

    Petrol AT

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    Price:
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    Exterior:

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    Interior:

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    • BOSE surround sound

    • Blue link connectivity

    • Fully digital Hoodless instrument cluster

    • Hyundai digital key

    • Dual zone auto climate control

    • Multi Air Ventilation system

    • 64 colour Ambient lighting

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    • Split folding & tumbling rear seats

    • Panoramic sunroof

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    • 7 airbags

    • Traction drive modes

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    • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist

    • Lane keeping Assist

    • Lane Following Assist

    • Blind Spot View Monitor

    • Surround View Monitor

    • Reverse parking collision avoidance assist

    • Remote Smart Park Assist

    • High Beam Assist

    • Driver Attention Warning

    • Advanced Smart Cruise control

    • Safe Exit warning

    Powertrains:

           The new Tucson will be available with two petrol engine options. The 2.5L Smartstream Gasoline Direct Injection engine produces 190PS Power & 247NM torque through an 8 Speed automatic transmission. The 1.6L hybrid powertrain on the other hand produces a combined output of 230PS & 347NM.

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    Launch & price:

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