I just casually visited a Honda showroom today with my friend. Was shocked to know all the old stocks were booked already after the price cut and i will have to wait for new Jazz. The SE was also not sure about the new pricing but said the changes are only cosmetic , no change in engine specs. The SE told they will be getting the new Jazz on 25th of this month. And no , no diesel from Honda for the next one year atleast.
I seriously hope Honda maintains the current pricing and does not revert back to the old pricing with the new model.
I heard that new Jazz bookings are underway and even the delivery is expected by August end. And good news is that Honda may consider launching the upgraded model with a price cut, may not be the astonishing 1.7 Lakh, but at least by 1 lakh..
I don't think Jazz will impact Brio much. Even after the price cut, Jazz select was available for 6L ex-showroom. As per reports around, price cut was for clearing old stock only and hence same is not expected in new Jazz. At best it will cost around 6.5L ex showroom. Brio with its diminutive size and innovations in the area of cost cutting should not cost more than 5.5L ex-showroom for top model. As we all know, Brio is a Micra competitor in Thailand and we can expect Honda to price Brio in similar lines. That means that there would be atleast 1 L difference between Brio top model & Jazz entry model. So cannibalization would be limited, IMHO