Facelifted Honda Jazz all set to challenge Maruti Baleno & Hyundai i20 Elite in India

Honda is set to launch a facelifted version of the Jazz premium hatchback to take on hot sellers in the segment, such as the Maruti Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. While both the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20 clock over 10,000 units each in sales every month, the Honda Jazz is a distant third in the premium hatchback segment, with average sales of less than 3,000 units each month. To make the car more appealing to prospective buyers and boost sales, Honda is lining up the facelifted version.…

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2018 Hyundai i20 CVT review, test drive

What is it? Earlier this year, Hyundai launched the facelift of the i20 premium hatchback at the Auto Expo. Before the launch of the facelift, the i20 was available with a 1.4-litre petrol engine paired to a four-speed torque converter gearbox. The other engine options included a 1.2-litre petrol with a five-speed manual transmission and a 1.4-litre diesel with a six-speed manual gearbox. However, with the recent facelift, Hyundai decided to discontinue the 100hp 1.4-litre petrol engine and carry on with the smaller 1.2-litre petrol and introduced a CVT automatic…

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2018 Hyundai i20 Active Facelift launched in India; Much pricier than Ford Freestyle

Hyundai has just launched the facelifted i20 Active in India. Prices start from Rs. 6.99 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, making it a lot more costlier than the recently launched Ford Freestyle. The top-end trim is priced at Rs. 10 lakhs. The Figo-based Freestyle is India’s lowest priced hatchback-based crossover, which starts from Rs. 5.09 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The i20 Active Facelift gets minor changes – a contrast paint scheme for the roof, revised alloy wheels, a refreshed center console and a new pattern for the seat upholstery. These changes apart, the…

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