128bhp range-topping Jazz Sport costs £17,155; deliveries start in February

Honda has refreshed its Jazz range, including visual updates and a new 1.5-litre petrol engine, with a starting price of £14,115.

European buyers are offered this 1.5-litre four-cylinder i-Vtec engine for the first time, with claims that it’s good for 52.3mpg, with a 128bhp output. This car, badged Jazz Sport, is priced from £17,155. 

Cruise control and automatic lights are standard across the range, while mid-range SE cars get parking sensors, electric mirrors and 15in alloys, and start from £15,615. 

Top-spec EX trim gets keyless entry and start, climate control and a reversing camera, as well as 16in alloys, fog lights and LED lights. The Jazz Sport is marked out by a revised front bumper, black alloy wheels and a rear diffuser, as well as red accents on the exterior and orange stitching on the interior upholstery.

First revealed at the Frankfurt motor show, the five-door hatchback gets a sharpened exterior more befitting of Honda’s latest design language, as well as a spruced-up interior.

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The new 128bhp unit is added to the existing 1.3-litre petrol option. Both engines are available alongside a six-speed manual gearbox or CVT transmission.

Order books for the updated Jazz opened in November, with first deliveries due in February.

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12 September 2017

...or whatever it is Honda fit under the throttle pedal to make the Jazz the slowest car on British roads....

Steam cars are due a revival.

12 September 2017

Nice one Honda - get too funky and you will alienate your loyal core customer base of over 50 silver spenders... they will all migrate to a pre-owned Mercedes and/or a new Ford Fiesta 

You can do better and you should !!!

12 September 2017

I don't understand how Honda manage to sell the number of cars they do when their entire line-up is so ugly both inside and out.  If anything they deserve some sort of award for being able to make everything looks so cheap and busy.

13 September 2017

....for falling sales in Europe

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

11 December 2017

The Honda Jazz is already a great little car with more space than anything on the road for its dimensions, backed up by legendary reliability and great service from the dealers. The addition of a 1.5 option gives it that little extra it needed for motorway driving. 

I will be trying the new model.

5 January 2018

The government should offer a subsidy on all Jazz’s for their contribution to overall road safety, and reducing the need for speed humps around town. Although they are a net contributor to centre lane road wear, so maybe this balances the savings. Epic.

Spanner

5 January 2018

Honda played a genius stroke with the Jazz engines, its as meek and unexciting as you can possibly get through most of its rev range, just as OAP's like it, also gives them good MPG so poor little fluffy won't have to make do with value range doggy food. They can actually move quite respectably if you take the rev counter into the very upper reaches, they are VTEC engines still, but its tucked away in the heady recesses of the revs that no OAP would dare venture, for fear from the racket its making that an explosion surely impends. Of course its a Honda, no flying pistons will occur but Shhh! who wants 90 year old aunty Maud belting along on public roads? Honda should be aplauded for keeping us safer. Keep away from the garden centre car park during mid morning whilst aunty plays bumper cars trying to park and all is well.

5 January 2018
The Apprentice wrote:

 Of course its a Honda, no flying pistons will occur but Shhh! who wants 90 year old aunty Maud belting along on public roads? 

If Aunt Maud has a manual one, I would imagine it bounces off the limiter through the first two gears as she trundles to the shops...

If I want an autonomous car, I'll take a taxi.

5 January 2018

It would seem from the above comments that Honda are stuck with the image of being a car for the older driver. Nothing about the styling makes it so. It's probably because they don't go wrong. Older people don't like sitting by the side of the road in a cold car waiting for a breakdown truck.

Happy motoring

5 January 2018
rhwilton wrote:

It would seem from the above comments that Honda are stuck with the image of being a car for the older driver. Nothing about the styling makes it so. It's probably because they don't go wrong. Older people don't like sitting by the side of the road in a cold car waiting for a breakdown truck.

Spot on, the Jazz meets all their needs, many would have had decent careers and probably ran bigger cars most their lives, they like interior space, the Jazz creates that feeling. CR-V does well on grandparent anxiety syndrome. They know in their hearts their driving ability isn't what it was and want the kids to appear to be safe, they want to be allowed to take the grand children out, without parent anxiety, breaking down or getting stuck in a puddle so they turn up to pick them up in a socially neutral Honda mini tank.

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