The new-look Honda Jazz has been officially revealed for the European markets. The Japanese automaker has also confirmed that the new Jazz will have its global public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. In Europe, the bookings for the hatchback will begin from November 2017, and delivers will commence early next year. However, there is no official word yet about its India launch timeline.
For the first time in Europe, the Jazz hatchback will be offered with a 130bhp, 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. This powertrain will be paired to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a tweaked CVT automatic unit. The 2018 model year will also continue to come with the 102bhp, 1.3-litre engine. The Sport and Dynamic variants will be exclusively offered with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC gasoline motor. Check Out: New Honda Accord – Pictures & Details
Honda claims that the 2018 Jazz with revised CVT transmission delivers a more linear power and refined response under acceleration. Besides improved performance, the hatchback is quite impressive on fuel efficiency front as well. The CVT model of the car is claimed to return a mileage of 18.51kmpl.
The Jazz facelift receives significant aesthetic updates all around the body. The face of the car looks refreshing with new headlamps, re-designed bumper and the front grille. For 2018 model year, the hatchback also receives a new metallic paint scheme – Skyride Blue. Design elements such as LED headlights, sporty front fog lamps, gloss black 185/55 R16 alloy wheels, side sill skirts and tailgate spoiler are reserved for the high-spec Dynamic trim. Read – Upcoming Honda Cars at 2017 Auto Expo
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Interior of the Jazz facelift has been revised with a unique pinstripe pattern on the seat upholstery and a leather wrapped gear knob and steering wheel which are further enhanced by orange stitching. The 2018 model year is also claimed to be more practical than the current one. The hatchback offers a boot space of 354-litres that can be stretched up to 897-lites with the rear seats folded down. Read About – New Honda Amaze Facelift
Features such as automatic headlamps, City-Brake Active safety system and cruise control are standard across the carline. The high-spec trim, additionally, receives a 7-inch Honda Connect infotainment system, keyless entry and start and reverse view parking camera. Advanced safety systems such as Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning are also restricted to the high-spec trim. Check Out – Upcoming Honda Cars in India
The India-bound Jazz facelift is likely to carry same design elements and features updates including the new City-inspired infotainment system. Engine setup on the hatchback is likely to remain unchanged – 87bhp, 1.2-litre i-VTEC and 99bhp, 1.5-litre i-DTEC. Transmission choices will include the same 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and a CVT unit. In the Indian market, the new Jazz facelift will continue to face challenge from the cars like Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo.