Refreshed styling from hybrid model for rest of Jazz range; upgraded interior; dynamic changes

Honda has released the first details and prices on its facelifted Jazz supermini - and confirmed that the hybrid version of the car will reach UK dealers next February.

The revisions include a mild restyling, particularly at the front end, that’s designed to reduce the Jazz’s drag co-efficienct. The car’s Cd figure falls from 0.336 to 0.330. The cabin gets chrome trim on the dashboard, plus the option of leather seats on higher-spec models.

See the official pics of the revised Jazz and Jazz Hybrid

The basic engine line-up, of 1.2 and 1.4-litre petrols, remains unchanged, although small tweaks to both powerplants bring minor reductions in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The 1.4 manual now emits 126g/km and returns 51.4mpg (combined), while the 1.2 delivers 123g/km and 53.3mpg.

The hybrid model shares much of its powertrain with the Insight. It offers combined fuel economy of 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 104g/km.

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In addition, Honda is bringing back a CVT option that was available on the first-generation Jazz. The transmission is standard on the hybrid, and an option on the regular 1.4 petrol model.

Other mechanical revisions include new suspension settings - claimed by Honda to “increase ride comfort and improve handling” - and changes to the steering set-up to improve feel.

The base 1.2 S Jazz will cost £11,295 (including 20 per cent VAT) when the range goes on sale on 1 February, although you’ll need to add £700 to that to get air conditioning. The CVT models start at £14,495, and the base Hybrid HE costs £15,995.

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The Honda Jazz is an expensive small car, especially the hybrid version

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30 November 2010

No Japan Spec 1.5l engine then... oh well. Would solve the Jazz' gripe for me - and I'm sure I'm not alone - insofar as it's not that brilliant out of town. Touch more grunt, slightly higher top gear to take advantage could possibly make it a very complete little car.

One can only guess that Honda think it would plunder some Civic sales - it may well do but there would be plenty of conquest sales.

Interesting to see the CVT is back. By far the best I've experienced - not everyones cup of tea but worked well enough in the previous model. Current auto not selling so well then?

30 November 2010

[quote Squonk61]Current auto not selling so well then? [/quote]

Current auto is one of those dreadful robotised single-clutch manuals, rather that a proper automatic transmission, so hardly appealing.

30 November 2010

Once again Honda cock it up by giving us what THEY think we, the customer, should have and NOt what the customer actually wants.

I had the 55 reg Jazz with the CVT box. Brilliant but underpowered car. Foot down at 70 on the motorway and it turns round and says "You want me to do WHAT exactly?"

Tried the New Jazz with the absolutely CRASS, Useless,JERKY i-Shift gear box and that put me off for life.

I would not have any Honda with an i-Shift gear box even if they GAVE it to me!

There is only one place for that gearbox, in the BIN!

At least they have at last 'Leathered' the Jazz.

When they bring out a Jzz with a 1.5 engine and another CVT box I will buy one. AH! Perhaps I have missed something somewhere. Somebody says the facelift HAS a CVT. Hope so! Now all I want is the 1.5 engine!!

Until then I will stick to my Jazz substitute....... Mercedes A class. CVT, diesel. 0-62 in 11 secs and 40 mpg round town. Foot down at 70 " Not a problem Mein Herr!"

Come on HONDA, GET A GRIP!

30 November 2010

You mean this car has been facelifted? they would be laughed out of town by plastic surgeons everywhere.

30 November 2010

Honda have managed to shave how much off the cd figure, 0.006 !!!

What did they use to achieve that, a different grade of polish?

30 November 2010

I have driven the North American 1.5L Fit with the 5 spd slushbox and it does have good pep. In a recent comparo test in another magazine between Fit, Fiesta, and Mazda2, the 1.5L Fit scampered to 60 in 8.3 seconds. IMO the Fit could use a taller top gear to reduce RPMs and increase fuel economy on the highway. Perhaps the CVT will accomplish that.

30 November 2010

The hybrid with leather is £18k!

Still, think of all the money you'll save with this model......

Where has all Japanese design went to?

30 November 2010

[quote Squonk61]Would solve the Jazz' gripe for me - and I'm sure I'm not alone - insofar as it's not that brilliant out of town. Touch more grunt, slightly higher top gear to take advantage could possibly make it a very complete little car. [/quote]

It is a gutless wonder out of time, where you have to row it along on the gearbox.

Which is why I am thinking of buying a Nissan Micra

[quote Squonk61]Interesting to see the CVT is back. By far the best I've experienced - not everyones cup of tea but worked well enough in the previous model. Current auto not selling so well then? [/quote].

If you had driven the I-Shift gearbox you would know why they are replacing it. It is without doubt,based on 25 years in the motortrade,the worst gearbox I have ever had the misfortune to use.

30 November 2010

Here in South Africa, there are only two engines offered for the Jazz - a 1.4 and a 1.5. I recently bought a 1.5 EX-S automatic - lovely car BUT I am most disappointed with the fuel consumption which has worked out as 8.3litres/100km (or 34 m.p,g). This in spite of being a very frugal driver, having averaged 9.8litres/100km (27.8 m.p.g.) in my Toyota Camry 220SEi, a much larger and heavier car.

The versatility of the Jazz is phenomenal with its 'Magic Seats', and the largest boot in the segment.

I am intrigued that they are recalling the CVT. I would agree the 5-speed auto is not as good! Still the best small car on the market!

5 December 2010

For a brand that used to be about great engineering and value its slowly turning itself into a joke.

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