Indian customers will have Honda Jazz on June 10 which will be the first small car or hatchback model in the Honda stable.
The journey of the first generation Jazz started in 2001 with its debut launch in *Japan. The car is now being sold in more than 115 countries across the Globe. The first generation Jazz set a benchmark by achieving cumulative sales of more than 2 million units. The truly acclaimed and the stunning performer Honda Jazz , in its Second generation avatar, is all set to hit the Indian Roads in early June 2009. And The Jazz will be launched in India with a 1.2 L i-VTEC engine which has been specially developed for the Indian Market. It reflects the company's commitment towards India and its continued focus on bringing in the latest global technology into the country.
The engine has been exclusively researched and developed at the Honda R&D centre in Tochigi, Japan to suit Indian road & safety conditions. The revolutionary “Made for India” discovery offers a dual advantage of superior power and low fuel consumption. The future ready E10 compatible engine even ensures environment responsibility by matching Euro IV emission levels.
The new powertrain is a four - cylinder, 1198 cc engine featuring Programmed Fuel Injection delivering class-leading Power of 90 PS (66 kW) @ 6,200 rpm and Torque of 110 Nm (11.2 kg-m) @ 4800 rpm while giving an impressive fuel economy of 16.1 km/l as per ARAI test data.
Sporting a perfect combination of external compact design & spacious interiors it also offers ample luggage space. The newly improved one-motion operation Magic Seats make the car even more versatile by letting you fit almost anything you can think of. Its longer wheelbase and a compact engine bay render more cabin space for both the driver & the passengers for a comfortable drive.
The advantage of the i-VTEC engine is that, it regulates the opening of air-fuel intake valves and exhaust valves in accordance with engine speeds. By regulating valve opening to match engine speed, the engine adjusts its characteristics to deliver both superior power and low fuel consumption. With this technology, Honda is working to ensure environmental responsibility while delivering driving pleasure.
****Honda Jazz in India to cost Rs. 5.5 lakhs****