- First major update for the Honda Jazz since 2015.
- The Japanese hatchback will get a revised feature list and trim levels.
- No more ‘magic seats’ with the update.
Honda is about to officially reveal the new and updated Jazz hatchback. Ahead of the reveal, the Japanese carmaker has teased the hatchback which gives us little more than what we know so far. According to recent reports, the Jazz facelift won’t get any significant design update. Even in the teaser, the headlight design appears to have undergone no changes whatsoever.
The Jazz facelift will reportedly be launched on 19 July. It will be offered in just three variants – S, V and VX – across two engine options. The petrol engine will be available in only V and VX trims. It would also get a CVT automatic transmission apart from a standard six-speed manual. The diesel, on the other hand, will be offered in S, V and VX trim with manual transmission only.
The updated Jazz won’t get any mechanical changes to go with the update. The 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel with 98bhp and 200Nm will be available with a six-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine will be the 1.2-litre i-VTEC producing 90bhp and 110Nm and will be mated to either a five-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
The refreshed Jazz will come with standard offerings of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, steering mounted control, keyless entry, driver seat adjustment with front centre armrest, rear parking sensors, centre armrest for the front row, push-button start, power boot release, fabric upholstery and day/night rearview mirror as standard. The V trim will add cruise control, automatic AC, rear parking camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and Eco Assist system. The top-spec VX trim will add a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, voice command, and the new signature LED extended lights. There will be two new paint options– Radiant red and Lunar silver. The hatchback will sit on 15-inch alloy wheels. Honda has surprisingly decided to discontinue the versatile ‘magic rear seats’ in the new Jazz. This is a bummer since the magic seats were the Jazz’s edge over its competition.
The Jazz facelift will carry a slightly higher price tag than the outgoing model. Keep watching this space for more details on the Honda Jazz facelift as they come.