India’s only F-1 racing Track and a chance to be part of the selective few to test drive the Mighty new ” HONDA JAZZ “ is the new definition of ” God sent Opportunity ” for me .
Yes, those are the words that filled my memo when this memo jumped into my EMAIL and I cleaned out my schedule for the weekend to be part of this journey. “HANGOUT with Honda ”
So days zoomed and the D-day arrived which started with Pre-registration activity and lunch before we headed out to Buddh International Circuit , Greater Noida to watch the Top Management of Honda Car India ( Including C.E.O. Mr. Katsushi Inoue. ) presenting the Idea Behind the Honda Jazz (Model which clocked 5.5 Million units in sale in 75 Countries) , the Market research went behind the New Looks and specifications and what the Car is in offering for the Target Audience in 20 – 40’s years of age and which is ready to be showcased to Indian market on 8th July 2015 .
Salient Feature of Jazz:
Variants: It has continuously variable transmission (CVT) Diesel, 1.2 i-VTEC petrol engine and that too in Manual and Automatic Version providing Wide range of option to select.
Efficiency : With Diesel Version Offering 27.3 Kmpl and Petrol hitting 19.1 Kmpl can put Jazz in Top 3 among all the categories in terms of Mileage per liter which gets a high score in mind of Indian consumer .
Boot space: I remember era of 90’s when joint families used to travel in small car and kids were usually asked to seat in Boot space after removing the spare tires /tools and it was really fun waving to the car/bikes driving alongside and shouting out loud if we overtake any of them. For Jazz, the fun can return as 390 + liter space is enough to carry luggage for long road trip when family/friend travel together and yes I can fit it in too .
Interiors: All Black with touch of Silver keeps the dashboard Classy. Other Fixtures include 2-inch display screen with navigation, Bluetooth telephony, USB, Aux-in, CD and radio compatibility and with seat and steering rake adjustment. The seats have great lumbar and under-thigh support
This was followed by getting acquaints with the Race Track which boast of Hosting legends like Michael Schumacher , Lewis Hamilton in its arena . After completing Safety Training and Driving Instruction, we headed to it where Jazz has been lined up and we started as pack of 5 with instructors with us in each car. As the Lights turned GREEN, level of adrenalin pushed high and with push on the pedal, engine started rolling Vroom……
The drive was very smooth and there was no issue of NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) in cabin even while clocking 120-140 + Kmph Speed, Sharp curves and tight turns tested the turning radius of Jazz and felt like control on a fingertip, simply effortless
We drove for few laps testing our driving skills and car performance before heading to pit stop and to make way for fellow bloggers to drive.
Honda Team kept us entertained as they arranged a Gaming arena to keep us occupied and followed by a quick Quiz by the Host of the day, Charming and Dashing VJ YUDHISHTIR. The Craze for the Event was Clearly visible on the face of fellow Attendants which was expressed on Social Media platform making #JazzatBic a trending topic for entire Saturday and
It was followed by Dinner and Live music performance and hitting back to home taking away with us memories of Lifetime.
Honda has always been associated with Top of Quality, Refined Engine, and Top Class after sales services which is a inherited part of Japanese Culture. Product from House of Honda Car like City , Civic & Amaze has been setting the benchmark for its competitors to match for in the past and Jazz is definitely going to join this Bandwagon for competitors in Premium hatchback Category to go back to their drawing boards .
So head straight to Honda Showroom and take a test drive yourself to let the HONDA JAZZ play the perfect music to your senses.