HONDA REVEALS FRESH LOOK AND NEW ENGINE OPTION FOR JAZZ SUPERMINI
06 September 2017
The new-look Honda Jazz has been revealed ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. As well as updates to the exterior styling and interior trim, the new Jazz will also be available with a 130 PS (96 kW)1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine for the first time in Europe.
Exterior changes align the Jazz with the latest Honda familystyle, incorporating the ‘Solid Wing Face’ headlight signature and grille. Thefront bumper is sharply sculpted, with more aggressive contours around the airvents. At the rear, shallower grille sections are linked by a gloss black trimstrip above a trapezoid lower section. Updates to the exterior are rounded offby the addition of metallic Skyride Blue as a new colour option.
Honda’s 130 PS petrol engine combines high output withlow fuel consumption, and complies with stringent Euro 6 emissions standards.It achieves fuel economy of 52.3 mpg and CO2 emissions from 124 g/kmwith the optional CVT automatic transmission. The CVT system itself has beenrevised to deliver a more linear and refined response under acceleration.
The 130 PS petrol engine is offered as part of a newSport grade, which adds a thinner front splitter beneath the lower grille, andtriple-strake diffuser to the rear bumper – both finished with a sporty redaccent line. Sport grade also includes LED headlights, front fog lamps, sidesill skirts, a tailgate spoiler and gloss-black 16 inch alloy wheels. Theinterior features a unique pinstripe pattern on the upholstery and aleather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, all of which are enhanced byorange stitching.
The new Honda Jazz retains the exceptional versatility ofthe previous model, including boot space of 354 litres (up to 897 litres withthe rear seats folded down) and passenger space that is unrivalled in theclass. Honda’s highly practical 60:40-split Magic Seat system allows fornumerous cargo configurations, with a maximum interior loading length of 2,480mm and maximum loading height of 1,280 mm.
Standard equipment on the Jazz includes cruise control,automatic headlights and the City-Brake Active safety system. Higher gradesfeature a 7-inch Honda Connect infotainment system, rear-view parking camera,keyless entry and start, as well as advanced safety technologies such asForward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition.
A 102PS 1.3 i-VTEC petrol engine will continue to beavailable across all Jazz trim levels, apart from the new Sport grade.
The new-look Honda Jazz will be available to order fromNovember across Europe, with deliveries starting in early 2018.