Updated hatch gets visual updates along with an enlarged engine line-up
Sam Sheehan
12 September 2017

Honda has refreshed its Jazz range with visual updates and a new 1.5-litre petrol engine.

On display 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.

It comes with cruise control, automatic headlights and emergency city braking technology. Higher-up models get a 7in infotainment system, rear-view parking camera, keyless entry and start, as well as driver aids such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.

European buyers are also offered Honda’s 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.

The new 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 open in November, with prices expected to stay close to the outgoing version’s £13,995 opener. First deliveries are due in early 2018.

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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


Hydrogen cars just went POP

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