Honda has stopped production of its premium hatchback, Jazz, in India. The Japanese company had recently brought down the price of the car by more than a lakh which saw its popularity soaring. So why would Honda want to stop a good thing?. The answer is because they need to free up capacity at the plant for the upcoming saloon – Amaze. Honda has asked its dealers to stop taking any fresh orders for this model as they have run out of stock. For all those customers who have already booked the Jazz, the company will deliver the cars as promised.
We saw the company discontinue the popular luxury sedan Civic, but Jazz will not share the same fate. We hope to see a next-generation version of the car launched again in India as it is quite popular, and it is rumoured to be getting the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine which we will see in the Amaze, surely something that will make it much more popular with the customers. We might get to see this next generation Jazz at the AutoExpo next year but till then Honda wants to make way for the new kid on the block and boost their sales numbers.