Honda has unveiled their new Jazz supermini ahead of this year’s 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new Jazz will sport an entirely new look and comes with the option of a 130 PS 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine for the first time in Europe. Honda claims that this new petrol engine combines high output with low fuel consumption, achieving fuel economy of 52.3 mpg and CO2 emissions from 124 g/km.
Design-wise the all-new Jazz has had a makeover, it will feature the ‘Solid Wing Face’ headlight signature and grille which is now synonymous amongst the Honda family. Also, the front bumper and air vents are more aggressive and sculpted, giving the car a sporty feel.
This new Honda Jazz is just as versatile as its predecessor, including boot space of 354 litres (up to 897 litres with the rear seats folded down) and an ample amount of passenger space.
The new engine I mentioned earlier is included as part of a new dynamic grade, which adds a thinner front splitter beneath the lower grille, and triple-strake diffuser to the rear bumper. With the dynamic grade, you will also get LED headlights, front fog lamps, side sill skirts, a tailgate spoiler and gloss-black 185/55 R16 alloy wheels. The interior features a unique pinstripe pattern on the upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, all of which are enhanced by orange stitching.
Customers who don’t opt for the dynamic grade will get a 102 PS 1.3 i-VTEC petrol engine instead of the 1.5-litre engine. The car will also be available with the option of a CVT automatic transmission which has apparently been revised to deliver a more linear and refined response under acceleration.
If you like your technology then you can pay extra to get a 7-inch Honda Connect infotainment system, rear-view parking camera, keyless entry and start, as well as advanced safety technologies such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition. Cruise control, automatic headlights and the City-Brake Active safety system will be included with the car as standard.
The new Honda Jazz will be available to order from November across Europe, with deliveries starting in early 2018.