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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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    Priced from Rs 9.3 lakh to Rs 15.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), Hyundai India has ensured the new Verna feels more value for money and with four variants,  Hyundai offers quite a few options- the S, S+, SX, and SX(O). Below is an in- detail break- up of them.


    Verna Facelift 2020 Petrol

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol 6-MT S - Rs 9.30 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol 6-MT SX - Rs 10.70 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol iVT SX - Rs 11.95 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol 6-MT SX(O) - Rs 12.59 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Petrol iVT SX(O) - Rs 13.84 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.0L Turbo GDi Petrol 7-DCT SX(O) - Rs 13.99 lakh

     

    Verna Facelift 2020  Diesel

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-MT S+ - Rs 10.65 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-MT SX - Rs 12.05 lakh
    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-AT SX - Rs 13.20 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-MT SX(O) - Rs 13.94 lakh

    Verna Facelift 2020 1.5L Diesel 6-AT SX(O) - Rs 15.09 lakh


     

    Not only in terms of variants, the face lifted Verna comes with two petrol and one diesel engine option. The 1.5-litre naturally aspirated four cylinder petrol  engine churns out 115PS and 144 Nm of torque, a 1.5-litre diesel that churns out 115PS of power and 250Nm of Torque and lastly, a 1.0-litre three cylinder turbo-petrol GDI engine that delivers 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre petrol engine is offered with the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT while the 1.5-litre diesel gets a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic option. The turbo-petrol engine meanwhile comes with a 7-speed DCT option only.

     

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