Melbourne - Honda Australia’s new product onslaught continues unabated this month with the announcement of a refreshed Honda Jazz range, which arrives into dealers this month.
In an 18-month period that has seen the complete line-up of Honda vehicles in Australia either refreshed, updated or all-new models arrive, the updated Honda Jazz is the latest Honda model to receive an array of styling and technical upgrades.
Featuring an enhanced sporty design, the 2018 Year Model Honda Jazz is fitted with new front and rear bumpers, a new front grille and, on the VTi-L grade, new bi-LED headlights with LED high and low beam, as well as LED daytime running lights (DRLs).
Fresh wheel designs and colour treatments, along with a new paint colour, Phoenix Orange* pearlescent, complete the exterior enhancements. In total there are seven colours available: Rally Red, Phoenix Orange*, Brilliant Sporty Blue*, White Orchid*, Lunar Silver*, Modern Steel* and Crystal Black*.
The refreshed 16-inch alloys are available on both the VTi-S and VTi-L models while power continues to be provided by Honda’s reliable and fuel efficient 88 kW / 145 Nm 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine.
Inside there are a host of visual upgrades across the range, the biggest being the addition of a 7-inch touch screen audio system. Built in satellite navigation is now standard in both the VTi-S and VTi-L.
“Combined with Honda’s new 5 year / unlimited kilometre warranty, the refreshed Honda Jazz makes a very compelling argument for customers as one of the best equipped and best value-for-money light cars available,” Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins, said.
The Honda Jazz line-up continues with three grades, a VTi (manual transmission / CVT), VTi-S and VTi-L. Both the VTi-S and VTi-L come standard with a CVT transmission.
The Honda Jazz is also one of the most versatile light cars available, with its renown Magic Seats offering 18 different configurations for customers who need a vehicle that not only is easy on the pocket to own, but can easily be converted into a versatile load lugger when required.
Honda Jazz pricing is:
· VTi (MT) — $14,990 (Recommended Retail Price)
· VTi (CVT) — $16,990
· VTi-S — $19,990
· VTi-L — $22,990
Customer can also add a level of individualisation with the keenly priced Luxe Pack, available on all variants. The Luxe Pack adds black alloy wheels, door visors, bonnet protector, alloy pedals, carpet mats, door sill garnish and luggage tray. The Luxe Pack has a recommended retail price (RRP) of $1,498 fitted.
Honda Jazz VTi
• Magic Seats
• Multi-angle reversing camera
• Touchscreen Audio (7-inch) including:
§ AM/FM radio
§ Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity°
§ AUX port
§ USB port
• 1.5 litre SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine
• 88kW @ 6600rpm and 145Nm @ 4800rpm
• 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission
• Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MAEPS)
• 15-inch steel wheels
• Electrically adjustable door mirrors with LED turn indicators
• LED taillights
• Accessory 12V power outlet
• Black fabric seat trim
• Cruise control
• Power windows with driver auto up/down
• Eco Assist
• ECON Mode (automatic transmission only)
• Tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel
• Four speaker audio
• SRS airbags: dual front, side and full-length curtain
• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
• Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
• Hill Start Assist (HSA)
• Engine immobiliser
• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control System (TCS)
• Whiplash mitigating front seats
Honda Jazz VTi-S
Additional features over the VTi:
+ Built-in Satellite Navigation
+ LED Projector-beam headlights
+ Tailgate spoiler
+ 16-inch alloy wheels
+ Premium Fabric seat trim
+ Chrome rear licence plate garnish
+ Electrically retractable door mirrors
+ Fog lights
+ Side skirts
+ 12-volve power outlet in centre console
+ Armrest console
+ Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Honda Jazz VTi-L
Additional features over the VTi-S:
+ Bi-LED headlights
+ Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
+ Leather-appointed seat trim
+ Heated front seats
+ Smart entry and push button start
+ Paddle shifters
+ Security alarm
+ 6 Speaker audio
+ Leather shift knob
+ Climate control
+ Power windows with driver and front passenger auto up/down
+ Rear parking sensors
+ Rear seat centre fold-down armrest
*Metallic and Pearlescent paint - $495