Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:13:45 GMT

Honda Jazz Vs Hyundai i20

The Honda Jazz is arguably the best hatchback sold in India today. Its spaciousness questions the existence of small sedans and its combination of performance, build quality as well as economy makes it a brilliant buy.


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Bijoy Kumar Y, Consulting editor, India Syndicate
Editor, BS Motoring

Honda Jazz Vs Hyundai i20

Alas, Honda decided to play the premium price game to cope with a rising Yen and that meant that the Jazz retails between Rs 7.45 to 7.8 lakh. Pricey for a segment which, broadly speaking, also has the Nano and the M-800, right?

The Hyundai i20 is an accomplished car too and features the contemporary 'global Hyundai' look. It was developed as a replacement for the ageing Getz but in India it co-exists with the last generation large-hatchback. A series of engines and options ensure that there is an i20 tailor made for you at the Hyundai dealership and the price tag is typically VFM Hyundai - starting from Rs 5 lakh to a whopping, Jazz rivaling, 8.1 lakh for the automatic version. If you are in the market for a contemporary hatchback chances are that you will end up with one of these machines.

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