Honda recognises that a lot of potential customers for the Jazz might want more than a puny 1.2-litre engine under the hood.
Considering that the Jazz shares its platform with the City, Honda is considering slotting the 1.5-litre 110bhp engine from the City under the Jazz’s bonnet but not before 2010.
This engine would transform the Jazz’s performance, but will add an estimated Rs 70,000 to the price.
Honda is also considering offering an automatic transmission with the 1.5-litre powerplant.
With the automatic transmission option, the Jazz could be dearer by over Rs 1 lakh. However, Honda feels there will be takers even at this price point.