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Revised version of Honda Jazz revealed

Ahead of its debut at next month’s Frankfurt motor Show, the latest version of Honda’s smallest car has been shown off for the first time.

Words by: First published: 14th August 2017
  • Sportier looks and new 'Dynamic' trim level
  • 130 PS petrol engine joins the range
  • Available to order in November
These are the first pictures of the new Honda Jazz, the company’s smallest car. It will be seen in the flesh for the first at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, and as well as updates to the look inside and out, the changes include the addition of a new 130 PS 1.5-litre petrol engine to the range.

From the outside, it’s clear Honda’s designers have given the Jazz a look more in line with the rest of the company’s current range. That means the headlight and grille look much more like the Civic’s, with sharper sculpting on the bumper and around the air vents at the front, At the rear, there’s a new a gloss black trim strip, and buyers have the option of a new colour, metallic Skyride Blue.

Also available for the first time is a new Dynamic trim level, which brings a sportier look to the car, as well as LED headlights, front fog lamps, and gloss-black alloy wheels. The interior features a unique pinstripe pattern on the upholstery and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, with contrasting orange stitching.
Also unique to this trim level is the new 130PS petrol engine, which averages 52.3 mpg and has CO2 emissions from 124 g/km (with the optional CVT automatic transmission). This will be sold alongside the 102PS 1.3-litre petrol engine, which will be available in every trim level, apart from the new Sport grade.

What hasn’t changed is the car’s practicality, with a 354-litre boot that can be expanded up to 897 litres with the rear seat folded down. This so-called ‘Magic Seat’ in the rear is split 60/40 and can be folded into several different arrangements.

Across the range, every model comes with cruise control, automatic headlights and brakes that operate automatically in an emergency. Further up the range, customers can also specify things like an infotainment system controlled through a 7.0-inch screen, rear parking camera, and keyless entry and start, as well as safety systems such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Traffic Sign Recognition.

The new Honda Jazz will be available to order from November, when it will try to tempt buyers away from the likes of the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Renault Clio; and, while the prices are yet to be announced, Honda has confirmed that deliveries will start in early 2018.

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