There has not been a more iconic hatchback than the Honda Jazz. It has looks, it has presence, and it has personality. We have loved that little hatchback for years and we still use it to this day. Now, Jazz lovers, Honda is bringing out an all new one.
Better yet, they’re releasing a 1.5 RS Navi variant that will gratify customers looking for a more sporty hatchback.
The New Jazz boasts a refreshed look that is both modern and sporty with its newly-designed Front Grille, Front and Rear Bumper, new LED DRL (Daytime Running Lamp) and new alloy wheel designs on the 1.5 V CVT and the 1.5 VX Navi variants. If you thought the old Jazz turned heads, the New Jazz will give them whiplash for its distinctive road presence with the new changes on its exterior.
For a small car, the New Jazz has a spacious and flexible cabin that compliments its exterior. It could fit every lifestyle, with its ULTR (Utility, Long, Tall, Refresh) seats which allow four different adjustment modes for a more flexible rear storage.
To entertain yourself on the road, the 1.5 V CVT, 1.5 VX Navi and the 1.5 RS Navi has a 7-inch Touch Screen Audio System that comes standard for the three variants. They also have USB input and Bluetooth Hands-free connectivity for audio streaming and phone connectivity.
That’s not all. It has a Navigational System, Multi-View Reverse Camera with Guidelines, Voice Command, Miracast and Cube Interface, meaning you could mirror your mobile or tablet device to your Audio System. It also have HDMI Connectivity and for the 1.5 RS Navi Variant also comes with Two Front Tweeters, the speakers not the app, for a better audio experience.
We get more from this hot little car. There’s Touch Panel Air-Conditioning, Smart Entry with Push Start System, Paddle Shifters, for that sporty feel, and Cruise Control and Speed Sensing Auto Lock, but only for the 1.5 VX Navi CVT and the 1.5 RS Navi CVT variants.
The New Jazz is powered by a 1.5 liter SOHC i-VTEC engine that produces a maximum power of 120Ps (or HP) at 6,600 rpm and a 14.8 Kg-m of torque at 4,800 rpm. Either the 5-speed Manual Transmission (1.5 V MT) or the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that was developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology would get the most out of this little motor.
Both would provide responsive performance, acceleration and improved fuel efficiency. All CVT variants feature Honda’s Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON button and eco-coaching ambient meter to promote smart and fuel-efficient driving.
If you have always wanted a small hatchback that is not only sporty and cool, but has a bit more spice to it, then Honda fans, your beloved car maker has something special for you.
The New Jazz RS Navi variant comes with an exclusive sporty exterior design, which features new LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights (DRL), RS-design Tailgate Spoiler, RS-design Front Bumper with Fog Lights, RS-design Rear Bumper, new Front Grille with, you guessed it, RS emblem, Side Sill Garnish, 16-inch Gloss Black Aluminium Alloy Wheels and Gloss Black Side Mirrors. All of these gives the 1.5 RS Navi variant a more dynamic and aggressive exterior look.
The interior of the New Jazz 1.5 RS Navi variant features a new Seat Fabric Design, 3-Spoke Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob, all of which are finished in Orange Stitching, giving that sportier feel. To compliment the overall sporty package of the 1.5 RS Navi is the new Phoenix Orange Pearl color that is exclusive to this variant. Loud enough for you?
The New Jazz offers a full range of safety features that would ensure the highest level of customer confidence. Anti-lock Breaking System (ABS) with Electronic Break-force Distribution (EBD) and Front Passenger SRS Airbags come standard to all variants. The 1.5 VX Navi CVT and the 1.5 RS Navi CVT variants are also equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA) for added safety. The 1.5 RS Navi CVT variant will get additional Side Airbags and Side Curtain Airbags. With all of these features, customers can drive with a better peace of mind that you and your nearest and dearest will be safe in this little pocket rocket.
Here are the suggested retail prices for the new Honda Jazz variant:
1.5 RS Navi CVT – P 1,029,00
1.5 VX Navi CVT – P 949,000
1.5 V CVT – P 849,000
1.5 V MT – P 799,000
Featured colors include Phonix Orange Pearl, Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic, Attract Yellow Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Rallye Red, Taffeta White and Lunar Silver Metallic.
With all these new additions plus the revamp looks and specs, this new Honda is really All that Jazz.