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The new 2018 Honda Jazz facelift will come with minor cosmetic updates. This includes a restyled front grille and bumper. Other changes also include updated tail lights and new 16-inch alloy wheels.
However, the new-generation Honda Jazz is expected to remain unchanged mechanically. The car will get the same 1.2 and 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines, respectively.
The 1.2-litre, i-VTEC petrol engine produces 89bhp and 110Nm of torque. While the 1.5-litre, i-DTEC diesel engine churns out 98bhp and 200Nm of torque.
Transmission options on the new Honda Jazz facelift include a six-speed manual and a CVT gearbox. The CVT gearbox, however, will be offered only with the petrol engine.
According to Team-BHP, the new Honda Jazz once launched will be available in three variants: S, V and VX. With the petrol engine available only on the V and VX variants of the hatchback.
The base ‘S' variant of the Honda Jazz will be available only with the diesel engine option. This variant will receive new features such as front centre armrest, speed sensing auto door lock, rear parking sensor and driver and assistant side vanity mirror.
Other standard features on the new Honda Jazz ‘S' variant: body coloured ORVM and door handle, rear windshield defogger, LED tail lamps, front and rear power windows, keyless entry, central locking, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and steering mounted audio controls.
The ‘V' variant of the new Honda Jazz facelift is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The mid-variant also gets the optional CVT transmission with the petrol engine.
In addition to all the features on the base variant, the ‘V' variant receives a one-touch push start/stop button, smart trunk lock with keyless trunk release, Cruise Control and paddle shifters.
Some of the other standard features on the mid-variant: electrically folding ORVM with integrated turn indicators, five-inch infotainment screen, multi-view rear parking camera, front fog lamps, rear wipers and premium beige fabric seat upholstery.
The new top-end ‘VX' variant of the Jazz facelift will come with features such as a 6.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system and smartphone connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Other features also include voice command, steering mounted voice controls, signature rear LED extended tail lights and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
All variants of the new Honda Jazz facelift will be available in a choice of five colours: Radiant Red, Lunar Silver, Orchard White, Golden Brown and Modern Steel.
Thoughts On The new Honda Jazz Facelift
The new-generation 2018 Honda Jazz facelift is all set to be launched in India soon. Once launched, the much-awaited hatchback offering from Honda will take on rivals such as the Hyundai i20 and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno.