Honda to launch New Jazz and CR-V facelift next year

Monday 06 October 2014, 17:36 PM by

Japanese car manufacturer, Honda has unveiled the new Jazz, CR-V facelift and HR-V compact crossover at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Out of the three vehicles, the company will launch new Jazz and CR-V facelift in the Indian car market next year. Honda is also contemplating a compact SUV for India, but the company hasn't revealed the name of the product.

Honda to launch New Jazz and CR-V facelift next year |
Honda CR-V

It is expected that the facelifted Honda CR-V will get a diesel engine for the Indian market. Moreover, the updated CR-V gets a new 1.6-litre i-DTEC engine that is capable of producing a top power output of 158bhp and a peak torque of 350Nm. This engine replaces the current 2.2-litre i-DTEC engine producing 148bhp and 350Nm of torque. The changes given to the suspension mechanism, new and sportier alloy wheels and compact protection guard on the front bumper. Moreover, the crossover gets restyled grille, sleeker headlamps, new fog lamps, skid plate and bumper.

Honda Jazz

The new Honda Jazz is based on a new platform that also underpins the new generation City sedan. The new model has aggressive front fascia with horizontal chrome slat grille flanked by hawk-eye shaped headlamps. The bonnet gets prominent lines that visually flow upwards to meet the A-pillars. Its side profile gets crisp sewage line that runs across the length of the car. Inside the cabin, the new Jazz has the same “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” philosophy.

The new Jazz is powered by the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. It is also expected to get the powerful 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine with a sportier variant, which is likely to be named as “Jazz RS”. Both engines will be paired to a five-speed manual gearbox, while the top-spec petrol model will also come with automatic gearbox.

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