An unofficial cash discount of anywhere between Rs. 1.45 to Rs. 1.75 lakhs is available on limited stocks of the Honda Jazz. Do note that this has not been announced officially by Honda, and is being considered a ‘dealer’ discount to clear stocks. If you would like to purchase a Jazz at the reduced price, chances are slim. Enthusiasts from various cities report different deals, we suggest you get in touch with your local dealer for the same.
No concrete information has emerged on the would-be pricing of the face lifted Honda Jazz.
The internet is speculating (as is usually the case) about prices of the Honda Jazz being slashed now that the prices of the City have come down quite substantially. As it is the top variant of the Jazz is priced very close to some of the lower variants of the City and this is something that has always mystified people. The result of Honda’s pricing strategy is that the Jazz sells in a couple of hundreds every month. Now with the price cut of the City the pricing of the Jazz is a bigger issue and no wonder everyone is waiting for the announcement of price decrease for the Jazz. While everyone is doing that, we at Riot Engine have another take and that is what if Honda is considering pulling the plug on the Jazz altogether? Honda will be launching the Brio and in that context Honda may not want to keep the Jazz which is also a hatch but much bigger than the Brio. The Indian market has shown that the action for hatchbacks is in the Wagon R/Beat/i10 segment with bigger hatches not doing too well, especially if there is no diesel engine. The i20 bucks the trend due to the availability of a diesel engine. But the quintessential problem of the large hatchback segment is best articulated by the Chevrolet U-VA which has got great reviews from its owners so much so that JD Power Survey has seen it become the most dependable car but the sales numbers are falling to almost two digit figures. The lack of sales is attributed to the lack of a diesel engine by none other than GM India head honcho Karl Slym. So we think it could be curtains for the Jazz and not a price cut.