Honda Celebrates the 1st Anniversary of the New-Gen Jazz With a Special Gesture – NDTVAuto.com
New-gen Honda Jazz, the popular premium hatchback from the Japanese carmaker has recently completed one year in the Indian car market. The third generation Honda Jazz was really well-received and accounted for 26% of total sales during the past 12 months. To commemorate the Jazz’s success and celebrate its one year anniversary, as a special gesture, all Honda Cars India dealerships will be operated till 10:00 p.m. in the night from 8th July to 10th July 2016. Additionally the customers who will be visiting during these 3 days will also get additional offers on Honda models.
In the official statement released by the company, Honda Cars India says that the extended hours at the dealerships will feature several exciting activities to engage the customers with special offers and surprise gifts, which are exclusive for these three festive days. Commenting on the success of the Honda Jazz, Yoichiro Ueno the President and CEO of Honda Cars India, said, “The Jazz is a globally successful model in Honda’s line-up and is appreciated world-wide. In India too, the 3rd Generation Jazz, has struck a chord among young, urban customers who have appreciated its styling, packaging and the advanced, new-generation CVT technology.”
Launched in July 2015, the new Honda Jazz came with betting design, improved styling, a new diesel engine and most importantly an automatic version with a CVT unit. Like seen in other model that are offering automatic transmission, the new Honda Jazz CVT variant accounted for almost 25% of the total Jazz sales in the market. In fact many times, the monthly sales reports have shown the Jazz to be the second bestselling Honda car in India after the City. While the numbers aren’t as impressive as competition, but for Honda this is a big deal, considering the previous Jazz never appealed to the Indian market. Talking about numbers, the Jazz registered sales of 47,335 units from July 2015 to June 2016 and is among.
Coming to the car itself, as mentioned before, the third generation Honda Jazz came both in petrol and diesel trims, unlike its predecessor. The diesel variant of the car was mated to Honda’s tried and tested 1.5-litre DTEC oil burner that was specially built for the Indian market and does duty on Honda’s other cars like, City and Amaze as well. The petrol version on the other hand comes with the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC that has been carried forward from the old model and also the one that features the CVT unit.