Read the 2015 Honda Jazz review, road test from Autocar India; The premium hatchback's back in India for its second innings. So, do the numbers on paper reflect in real-world results?
Honda’s cars have always been popular in India because of the many strong virtues ingrained in every car it makes. However, competitive pricing has never been one of them and the one car to suffer the most due to this factor was the last-generation Jazz. It had a wide set of talents which even cars twice its price would struggle to match. But with its price hovering close to the Honda City sedan, it was hard to justify the premium Honda was asking for, especially in a market like India where hatchbacks are perceived as budget buys.
But now, with the new one, thanks to heavy localisation, Honda has managed to pull down the price close enough to its main rival Hyundai i20. This alone makes it a formidable force in the premium hatchback market and unlike the old car, the new one also gets a diesel engine option which will surely get Honda more customers in the popular diesel market. It promises the same things that made its predecessor great – good looks, unmatched practicality, ease of use and fantastic reliability.