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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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shortbread 5 December 2010

Re: Honda Jazz facelift revealed

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

Kelly Holmes 30 November 2010

Re: Honda Jazz facelift revealed

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!

Wingroad 30 November 2010

Re: Honda Jazz facelift revealed

Squonk61 wrote:
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.

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

Squonk61 wrote:
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?

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.